Wilton Halloween Pumpkin Lollipop Treats

It’s no secret that I love to bake and decorate cakes, but I recently discovered something just as fun but more more simple to make … candy pops! I was browsing my local Michael’s craft store and saw this incredible display of Halloween baking and candy products and the cutest little pumpkin mold popped out at me. I immediately thought these would be perfect for my son’s 4th grade Fall party except … we’re not allowed to bring anything homemade.

Living in a small community does have the advantage that we can pass out homemade goods to our neighbors kids during Trick-or-Treating. So rather than buying bunches of bags of pre-packaged candy, we’ll be making our own this year.

homemade candy pumpkin pops

Tools:

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of orange Wilton candy melts or 1 bag of white candy melts and orange candy melt coloring

I really can’t express enough how easy and inexpensive this project is. Even if you have to buy all of the tools needed, you’ll spend less than $20. I started by removing the packaging from the candy mold which I wish was easier. The label is stapled into the mold which can be a bit of a pain to remove. I’d really like to see a different packaging technique here, something that doesn’t damage the mold.

wilton pumpkin lollipop mold

Now there are a number of ways to melt and distribute the candy melts but I found that using a microwave safe plastic storage container to melt them in the microwave was perfect. One bag of candy was perfectly melted by using the microwave at 3 minutes 30 seconds on a power level of 60%. I stirred the candies every 30 seconds just until they were about 90% melted. Then used a spoon to stir them until completely melted. This helped avoid overheating the candy!

Next, I needed a way to get the melted candy into the molds without creating a mess. The solution? Parchment triangles. At first I was utterly confused how these worked, that is until I found this great parchment folding video on Wilton. Once folded you just fill them about half way with the melted candy and cut the tip.

wilton orange candy melts

I just filled the mold, inserted a lollipop stick and tapped the mold on the counter top for about 30 seconds until all of the air bubbles were released.

wilton pumpkin lollipop mold filled

After about 2 hours in the refrigerator you can easily pop the candies out of the mold and cover them with treat bags tied off with a cute Halloween bow.

orange candy pumpkin pop gifts

The one thing I don’t like about buying holiday themed products is they are often only good for one baking project. For that reason, I often scour the Wilton website for additional project ideas and came across two other fun ways to use the Pumpkin Lollipop Candy Molds including the Piggyback Jacks Candy, a fun Halloween themed krispy treat, and the Double Pumpkin Head Cupcake. They could also be a fun addition to bring some color into a graveyard cake!

wilton pumpkin decorating ideas


Wilton Mom Brand AmbassadorDisclosure – As a Wilton Brand Ambassador I was provided with some of the products used in this post, some were purchased by myself. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


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Comments

  1. Those are so cute. I would never have thought of using white chocolate with orange food coloring. I have only ever used white, milk and dark chocolate when I’ve made my candies. I’ll have to look for the candy melt coloring. Thanks for the great idea.
    Have a great Halloween.

  2. I love the idea of making your own candy!

  3. These are very cute. You are making me want to go to Michaels to buy supplies!

  4. Gah! These are adorable! The wee orange ribbon is so perfect.

  5. These would make SUCH cute favors for out pumpkin party!!

  6. Julie Grimberg says:

    These are so cute and look so good! I want to try one now!

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