Alien Invasion Space Pops with Dessert Designer

by Pam on February 4, 2013

It’s an alien invasion! Or at least an alien pop invasion that is sure to be a hit at any kid’s birthday party or even for those Star Trek fans.  These cute pops  are adapted from a recipe I found in the Dessert Designer: Recipes You Can Make and Eat cookbook by Dana Meachen Rau, just released on February 1st via Capstone Press.  Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients (to make one dozen pops)

24 Vanilla Wafers (I substituted 12 vanilla Oreos)

8 ounces white chocolate bark

48 green jelly beans

Green food coloring

12 lollipop sticks

Directions:

Trim edges from the bottom of the cookie to make an angled shape.  Melt white chocolate in microwave for 45 seconds, stir. Melt for 45 more seconds. Add green food coloring.  Stir until well mixed. Dip Vanilla Wafers into melted chocolate.  Quickly position jelly beans in a slant on twelve of the wafers while chocolate is still wet to make eyes.  Let this harden until firm.  Place a dollop of white chocolate on back of vanilla wafer. Add a popsicle stick and top with one of the vanilla wafers with eyes.  Place the pops in the freezer until harden. Eat and enjoy!

Also, my friend Crystal made the matching Spaceship pops. You can check them out here.

When I first opened the book and saw these projects were designed so kids aged nine to thirteen could help in the kitchen and make treats to impress their friends, I was a little skeptical.  Where these going to be difficult recipes that would frustrate them and turn them off of cooking?  I opened the book and found it was divided into four sections, cakes, cookies, candies and cupcakes with fifty one treats included. Ms. Rau begins by explaining the necessary supplies used to make the treats, most of which will be commonly found in most kitchens.  The ingredients are simple too, using store bought candies, cupcakes, sugar cookies and other items that are easy to find or make.  Many of the recipes are easy enough for beginners and look impressive and will make anyone appear to be the mom who can make cool treats with the kids.  Others are more advanced and while be a challenge for beginners.  The Enchanting Peacock cake or the Pool Party cake are adorable but would require an extensive amount of work and a higher skill level to have the results match the pictures in the book.  Of course, half the fun in the kitchen is experimenting with recipes to see how they turn out and the results will be tasty no matter how it looks. 
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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Renee G February 4, 2013 at 6:29 am

I love making rice krispie treats with my boys.
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Daisy Bryce February 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Those alien invasion space pops are too cute!

For the giveaway question, I love to make sugar cookies and decorate them with my son!

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Mama Nibbles February 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

We enjoy making oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies together quite often. :)

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Melanie February 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

How fun is that… I love to make sugar cookies with the kids and let them decorate it… YUMM.. always a lot of fun

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Shelley Bryan February 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

YaY! Aliens! My boys will love making these and showing them off.
This sounds like a great kid-friendly cookbook. My sons love to pretend to be little chefs and the oldest could even read the recipes to the other two boys. Excellent find!

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Grace February 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I’m a cupcake fan myself.

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Danielle Lima February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

trifles. It’s fun to layer things.

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PAIGE February 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

We make tollhouse chocolate chip cookies.
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Crystal Threeprncs February 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

These would go great with my spaceship pops ;)

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Tamar February 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I like making brownies.

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mkjmc February 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Brownies

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Kara Jeremias February 5, 2013 at 1:04 am

Cookies!

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Fangirl Jen February 5, 2013 at 2:53 am

Cupcakes with different decorations.

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Kathy February 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

We like to make cupcakes!

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Jacquelyn Cannon February 5, 2013 at 3:51 am

We like making chocolate covered graham cracker s’mores.
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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ February 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

Jello with mixed fruit
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GALENA February 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

a dump cake

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Sue Ellison February 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

We like making sugar cookies and decorating them.

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debbie February 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I like making jello cake.

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Erika Chilton February 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

We like making Jell-O pudding pops and sugar cookies.

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Carol February 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

My kids love helping me make Cupcakes.
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Min K February 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm

cookies

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Unknown February 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

cookies-especially peanut butter

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Liz February 6, 2013 at 12:54 am

My kids love to help me bake cupcakes.

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Candace February 6, 2013 at 1:28 am

My kids love making cakes and cupcakes with me :)

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Optimist February 6, 2013 at 2:09 am

Love cooking with my nieces – and they love it too!
Sharing time together creating something yummy is always time so well spent.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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Optimist February 6, 2013 at 2:11 am

The nieces and I make homemade marshmallows. I have many pictures of them covered in ooey-gooey with HUGE smiles on their faces.

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littlelatina February 6, 2013 at 2:57 am

making cookies

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Kelly Nicholson February 6, 2013 at 6:43 am

What is your favorite dessert to make with the kids?

cake hands down

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Selinda February 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

Brownies!

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Stephanie Manner Wagner February 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

cookies

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Brittney February 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

rice krispy treats

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Barb W. February 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

We’re big on chocolate chip cookies around here :)

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wildcat32 February 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm

We love chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

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Misusedinnocence February 7, 2013 at 2:11 am

Rice krispie bars!

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julis55 February 7, 2013 at 3:33 am

red velvet cake

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Danielle February 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

Brownies for sure!

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heymissvirginia February 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

My favorite is no bake cookies.
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wigget February 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm

decorated sugar cookies

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latanya t February 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

cupcakes

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Meaghan F. February 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Buckeyes are my favorite to make. It’s fun, but messy!

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mrsshukra February 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm

We like to bake cookies and jello desserts!

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Emillie Rose February 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

chocolate chip cookies!

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M.j. February 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm

We love making sugar cut out cookies and chocolate chip cookies…ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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naomi c February 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

cut out cookies with tons of frosting and sprinkles!

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benz1171 February 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

Chocolate chip cookies.

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Stephanie Larison February 9, 2013 at 4:31 am

Chocolate chip cookies

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Madeline Brubaker February 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I like to make brownies with my daughter.

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Jean February 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

chocolate chip cookies

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Candice Moretti February 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

anything! my toddler loves to bake and help in the kitchen. :)

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Roy F. February 12, 2013 at 6:12 am

cookies. lots of fun.

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Paol Trenny February 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

chocolate chip cookies and pretzels —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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Stephanie Phelps February 13, 2013 at 2:26 am

We love to make worm dirt cupcakes:)

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sweetsue February 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I like to make cut out cookies and let the kids decorate them with frosting and sprinkles.
Susan Chester

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Yona Williams February 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

The Spaceship Pops look like sombreros too.

I like making chocolate chip cookies with my nephew.

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jenny February 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

cookies

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Tonya Dean February 16, 2013 at 1:26 am

Cookies

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Racheal. February 16, 2013 at 2:26 am

Chocolate chip cookies with m & ms.

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stephland3 February 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Cupcakes:)

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gene February 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

sugar cookies! We decorate them with every candy item imaginable!

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Little Mama Meow February 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Icecream sandwiches

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Samantha Remington February 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

Pudding parfaits with homemade pudding

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Meghan February 17, 2013 at 1:41 am

We love to make dirt!

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rookieabh February 17, 2013 at 1:47 am

decorating cookies is always fun!
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DevotedMommy February 17, 2013 at 1:59 am
Emily Rangel February 17, 2013 at 2:32 am

Cookies!!!

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LauraJJ February 17, 2013 at 3:25 am

Oh we love to make frosted and decorated sugar cookies!

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Kristy Thiel February 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

We love to make brownies together. thanks for hosting!

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Shawn February 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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DistractedMommy February 18, 2013 at 2:31 am

Sugar cookies…then go crazy decorating them!
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janetfaye February 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

We make cupcakes.

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Allyson Bossie February 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

My kids love making cupcakes
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Karen F February 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Gotta be cupcakes

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Gennie Lancaster February 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Rice Krispie Treats!

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Debra February 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

cookies and cupcakes

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tina reynolds February 19, 2013 at 12:03 am

we love making different shapes of sugar cookies and decorating them

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Rochel S February 19, 2013 at 12:45 am

Sugar cookies!

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Sandra Davis February 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

are favorite thing to make would be cookies and brownies

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Suzie Williams February 19, 2013 at 7:41 am

Brownies and cookies.

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MSimonM February 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Jello!

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Becca Ann February 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

WE like to make cupcakes

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Melissa McNicol February 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Cupcakes!

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Julia February 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm

cookies, they put the sprinkles on

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) February 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Our favorite dessert to make together is sugar cookies.
We love making, baking and decorating them.

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frvetere February 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

We like to make jello filled cupcakes…
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bac1 February 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

cookies or cupcakes

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Anja M. February 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Love to make cupcakes.

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Paula Michele Hafner February 20, 2013 at 1:55 am

We like making different types of flavored popcorn like Oreo or birthday cake.

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Rachel February 20, 2013 at 2:07 am

rice krispie treates

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Candy February 20, 2013 at 2:24 am

a cakes and cupcakes

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itsrob February 20, 2013 at 2:59 am

brownies.

Robby Rob

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Dawn Cook February 20, 2013 at 7:01 am

cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies

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mcoley28 February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

my kids perfer cupcakes over cake.

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LesleyfromWI February 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

We like making chocolate chip cookies

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Lainey February 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Cupcakes and Cookies
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Super Blogger Girl! February 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

we love to make donut holes together!

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Beck James February 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

cookies

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Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

We like to make cookies together.
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tavernie February 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

We love to make cupcakes together!!
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Star S February 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Cookies without a doubt!

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Karen February 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Chocolate chip cookies.

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Katie February 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Sugar cookies with icing and decorations

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Melanie Montgomery February 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Cupcakes are always fun

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jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) February 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

cupcakes!

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Cálaeb Temple February 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

we like making mocha cake!

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jammvj66 February 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I love making choc chip cookies

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Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

Chocolate chip cookies :)

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Ashley February 21, 2013 at 12:06 am

Cupcakes :)

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Sonya February 21, 2013 at 12:35 am

They love making cookies and cupcakes!

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deniseyweesy February 21, 2013 at 1:26 am

chocolate cookies

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Kari Flores February 21, 2013 at 2:55 am

We enjoy making sugar cookies with frosting together. They eat more than be bake but at least we have fun.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey February 21, 2013 at 4:02 am

cupcakes
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harolde February 21, 2013 at 4:08 am

Oatmeal cookies is our favorite!

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laurasloves February 21, 2013 at 4:10 am

Brownies.
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Sheryl Cullum February 21, 2013 at 4:16 am

Cut out cookies

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Robert February 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

cupcakes. My daughter always dyes the icing pink, it never fails.

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MsJudwah February 21, 2013 at 5:36 am

The joy of making cookies with cousins (of all ages) and then decorating same.

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faboosh February 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

parfaits!

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c allen February 21, 2013 at 5:57 am

cookies! thanks crystal allen

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mandala February 21, 2013 at 6:06 am

oatmeal cookies. Thanks!

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cbusch February 21, 2013 at 6:08 am

Chocolate chip cookies. Thanks chaselhoff at usa dot net

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pauline15 February 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

For my kids, it’s cinnamon chip scones. They’ll make this their only food if I’d let them!
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pam saighman February 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

we love making no bake cookies

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Jules525 February 21, 2013 at 7:02 am

great for kids parties, I enjoy baking special treats for my kids parties

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lgothard February 21, 2013 at 8:03 am

We love to make brownies together!!
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bbrittbrat1398 February 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

We make puppy chow.

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Sylvia Ortiz February 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

My favorite dessert to make with the kids is sugar cookies with sprinkles on top.

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chadro February 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

Chocolate cake with frosting

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candykitn February 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

chocolate chip cookies

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Deb K February 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

We love the make a Dirt Cake

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stacey February 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

chocolate chip cookies

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Erica C. February 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

We like making red velvet cupcakes.
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Tiffany Clarke February 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

We love making cupcakes

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Susan Smoaks February 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

s’mores are our favorite dessert to make with the kids
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amos122902 February 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

cookies

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Charlene February 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

We like making sugar cookies together :)

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shanta spradlin February 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm

We love to make cookies and but different thing in them

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Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

We like making cupcakes together and they love to decorate them wilcarvic
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kat February 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

we love making smores

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hussagain February 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

We love to make and decorate cupcakes and cake pops

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Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Turtle Brownies!

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Melissa Shirley February 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Rice krispie treats
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kathy pease February 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

we love to make cupcakes

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maryjaco1 February 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

brownies& chocolate chip cookies

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Carolyn Daley February 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Snickerdoodle cookies

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Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Hi, Chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite!
Thanks,
LisaG

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purango February 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Brownies are our favorite dessert to make. garrettsambo@aol.com

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mary gardner February 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

decorated cookies!

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Christina Pohlman February 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

We make cookies a lot- usually frosted sugar cookies if the kids are feeling artistic

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julescar74 February 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm

cupcakes, cookies, brownies, just about any desert you can think of

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Breanne February 21, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Brownies

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carol le... February 21, 2013 at 11:55 pm

We make chocolate pudding.
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Jennifer Q. February 22, 2013 at 12:15 am

I love decorating cookies with my daughter

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680f4286-7c87-11e2-ad7a-000bcdca4d7a February 22, 2013 at 12:32 am

Cupcakes, we have so much fun

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cassandra February 22, 2013 at 12:49 am

We like to make sugar cookies!
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Andrea Howard February 22, 2013 at 12:57 am

homemade chocolate chip cookies :)

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mtbears819 February 22, 2013 at 1:06 am

cut out cookies-Dorothy Deakyne

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Holly Kennedy February 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

Rice crispie treats

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ZESTYWONDERLAND February 22, 2013 at 1:40 am

No bake chocalte peanut butter oatmeal drop cookies!
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imaclutz89 February 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

rice krispy treats!

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Candace Barrow February 22, 2013 at 2:01 am

cookies!

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Anonymous February 22, 2013 at 2:13 am

Yay cupcakes!

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terra_incognita February 22, 2013 at 3:15 am

Cupcakes

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Vikki Billings February 22, 2013 at 3:27 am

I like making cupcakes
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Lisa Pecora February 22, 2013 at 3:45 am

Brownies

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Atreau February 22, 2013 at 3:46 am

Sugar Cookies!

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AEKZ2 February 22, 2013 at 3:51 am

We like to make Easy Bake cupcakes

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Jennifer Reed February 22, 2013 at 4:01 am

My kids love making snickerdoodles because they can roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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sarah79harding February 22, 2013 at 4:14 am

We like making cupcakes or chocolate chip cookies

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ladyt64 February 22, 2013 at 4:27 am

I like to make cupcakes with the kids. (Roxann)

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shebebes February 22, 2013 at 4:38 am

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES :)

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corey1971 February 22, 2013 at 4:47 am

We love to make chocolate chip cookies together. (Corey Olomon)

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