Take 5 Pops Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie Updated

These homemade Take 5 pops are easy to make and crazy delicious. All the awesomeness of a Take 5 Candy Bar… on a stick!

You know what’s awesome about Take 5 candy bars? Everything. The chocolate, the peanut butter, the peanuts, the pretzels, the caramel. Some genius at the factory decided to put all of these things together in one package. The perfect salty and sweet combination.

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I’m pretty sure every food group is represented, too. And yet, the candy bars aren’t always easy to find. Not to worry. You can go ahead and put these five things together yourself, in this handy, dandy, convenient lollipop form.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that everything is better on a stick. Or at minimum, everything is cuter on a stick. And chocolate and caramel can be sticky, so the lollipop stick takes care of any messy fingers before they happen.

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Easy to make. Easy to eat. Easy to serve, too. Prepare these treats for a party and prop them in a Stryofoam block.

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You can find the lollipop sticks (6-inch sticks are used here) and 12-inch, disposable decorating bags in the baking section of any craft store. Disposable decorating bags are one of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen. They make creating cute foods so much easier.

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I use them for piping not just icing and frosting, but, in this case, chocolate and peanut butter, too. Be sure to choose smooth peanut butter so you don’t have trouble piping it from the decorating bag. If your peanut butter is on the thicker size, just snip a bit more from the tip of the bag.

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These lollipop sticks can handle a lot. First the chocolate, then the peanut butter, then the nuts and the pretzels… and even more weight from caramel! Oh my, but these sticks can take it.

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If you want to save some time, these pops also taste fabulous without the last step, the melted caramel. I guess they’d be called “Take 4” pops then! 

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Take 5 Pops Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Finely Crushed Pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Peanuts, preferably salted
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips, semi-sweet or dark chocolate may be used
  • 10 Caramel Squares

Directions

  1. Have the chopped pretzels and peanuts ready. Scoop the peanut butter in a disposable bag and snip 3/8-inch from the tip. Line a baking tray with wax paper.
  2. Pour the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave, if needed, at 15 second intervals until the chips are almost melted. Stir to use the residual heat to completely melt the chips. Scoop the chocolate into a disposable decorating bag. Snip 1/4-inch from the tip.
  3. Pipe a dot of chocolate on the prepared tray. Place a lollipop stick on the chocolate. Pipe a circle of chocolate on top about 1 1/2-inches in diameter.
  4. Pipe a swirl of peanut butter on top of the chocolate. (You may not use all of the peanut butter.) Immediately sprinkle some chopped pretzels and peanuts on top. Fill the tray with your pops.
  5. Place the caramel candies in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 teaspoons water. Microwave at 70 percent power for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue to microwave at 15-second intervals until the caramel is melted. Be sure to not overhead the caramels!  Drizzle caramel on the pops with a small soon. You may also use a decorating bag to pipe the caramel, but use caution, as the caramels will be very hot.  
  6. Let the pops set fully in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Semisweet or dark chocolate chips may be used in place of the milk chocolate.
  • You’ll also need lollipop sticks (6 inches) and disposable decorating bags. I used 12-inch bags.

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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 10 pops
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 150 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pop
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 81
Calories 143

% Daily Value*
16%
Total Fat 10g
20%
  Saturated Fat 4g
0%
Sodium 10mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
6%
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!