I know I can’t be the only one to have a family of virtually non-dessert eaters. With that, birthdays become more of a challenge. Thankfully, Matt does have a few cakes he will eat, but even with those he will only have one slice. As for my little guy—he is a cake hater. Yup, hater.
No cake, no cupcake and no frosting. His last birthday was a a Krispy Kreme Donut cake. And before that, he just wanted pumpkin muffins. Muffins—yeah! Gah, right?
And while his birthday is a half year away, he is already planning it. Yes, you guessed it, his birthday is a big deal—at least it is for his 7-year-old world. It’s so much so, that we’ve now taken to celebrating half birthdays. A phenomenom I wasn’t aware of until I had him.
To make sure his upcoming birthday is a a huge hit for him, I’ll be making these Candy Bar Cookie Pops from Betty Crocker (well, minus the sprinkles, since he doesn’t like sprinkles either?!). And while he hates cake, he loves cookies—and, how perfect are these with their bright and festive finish.
The best part is they are a cinch to make and start with Betty Crocker’s chocolate fudge box mix. From there I stuffed them with chocolate caramel candy since he loves textured food like I do. I love how this is a no-stress, low maintenance, easy-to-make recipe. Yay, to that!
This will allow me enjoy his party to the fullest rather than fretting over the dessert, food or any other details. Speaking of party details, don’t forget to check out my post here for a few easy tips on how to plan a stress-free party.
Because let’s all remember parties meant to be fun, not stressful. Along with that, it’s not about showing off your baking skills, but rather using your skills to to make celebratory food for everyone.
And yay to that! So join me and let’s Get Your Betty On! For more ideas and inspiration, check out the following Betty Crocker resources:
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Candy Bar Cookie Pops
Nicole B. says
I can’t believe they don’t like cake! I’ve never heard such a thing. More for you though, right!
Julie @ Table for Two says
These are absolutely adorable and so fun for any celebration!
Jennifer Farley says
These are so adorable!
Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says
These look wonderful – I’d love them for my birthday!
Katya @ Little Broken says
These look so fun! I know my 5 year old would love them 🙂 So cheery looking.
These are TOO fun! Love!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Totally obsessed with all the sprinkle action going on in these cookie pops.. pinned!
Cathy Perez says
These are so fun and cute, I’ve got to try them, Pinned!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
These are too cute! Anything with sprinkles keeps me happy!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Such a fun party idea!
Jenny Flake says
Looooove these Naomi! Perfection!!
The cookies look AH-mazing. I adore LOVE thick cookies!! And then that glaze….to die for!
Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker says
Such a fun recipe and photos with all those colorful sprinkles and sequins. Love it!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
That’s like my little guy..not too big on the sweets but will chow down a crate of fruit 🙂 These look so good though!
Sadly my kids don’t eat baked goods either. Annoying, but I guess it’s good in a way.
These cookies are like a little present with a surprise in the middle!
These are BEYOND adorable. My daughter’s bday is this week, and I think she’d love these as a treat at her party.
These are so fun! What a great party treat 🙂
So interesting! My little guy is not a cake fan, either! The last couple of years we have definitely gone the cookie “cake” route, the muffin route, and even steamed rice cakes (Filipino style) to celebrate! I still bake a little cake, though 😉
These cookie pops would definitely be a winner for him!
So fun for me to make with my niece, she would love the sprinkles!
“milk chocolate-covered candy bars with chewy caramel and crispy crunchies ”
I can’t picture anything that has caramel and crunchies. Can you help me with a brand nane? These look very good! 🙂