Valentine’s Day Treats: Puppy Love Pops

Do you remember your first love? Was it Puppy Love? With Valentine’s Day coming up – there is sure to be plenty of Puppy Love!

These Puppy Love Pops are just the cutest ever! They are not as difficult to make as you might think, with just a few simple supplies you can create them for your kids, a Classroom Treat or even your sweetie!

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I’m seriously in love with these little guys…Puppy Love that is! hehe

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So how about if I show you how to make them?

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Puppy Love Pops Supplies:

  • Frozen Pound Cake
  • Vanilla & Chocolate canned frosting…I know, but it really melts the best
  • Pink Forks
  • Ears – Tootsie Rolls and Caramels
  • Fur – Graham Crackers and Oreos, crushed
  • Mouth – Conversation Hearts
  • Nose – Mini Red M&M
  • Eyes – Mini chocolate chips
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Step 1
  • Cut 1/8 inch off each end of the pound cake, then cut into 1 inch – the cake I bought had handy little marks every inch.
  • Using a 2 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts. The book says you can get 2 hearts from every piece of cake, I was only able to get 1, so it definitely depends on the size and shape of your cookie cutter.

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Step 2

  • Push the forks into the cake, place them on a a cookie sheet with wax paper and freeze at least 15 minutes

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Step 3

  • Meanwhile, make the ears, soften caramels and Tootsie Rolls, one at a time, in the microwave 3-6 seconds, be careful handling them.
  • Roll out with a rolling pin and cut out a tear drop shape. I made a template with parchment paper. Lay on wax paper and set aside.
  • Crush graham crackers and oreos and place in small bowls.

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Step 4

  • Reserve about 1/4 cup vanilla frosting for decorating the face.
  • Combine the remaining vanilla frosting and 1/4 cup chocolate frosting and melt in microwave about 20-30 seconds, you want the consistency to be like heavy cream {unwhipped}

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Step 5
  • Dip cake into frosting, coating both sides. Sprinkle with crumbs, and place on wax paper. Put back into freezer.
  • I found it best to let them freeze another 15 minutes or so, they were easier to handle.

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Then with the reserved vanilla frosting, add the nose, eyes, mouth and ears. Just adorable!!

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  1. Christina says:

    Thanks for hosting! I love your new look! The Puppy Love Pops are adorable too! Just got my copy of the book this morning! Love it!
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  2. I love the puppy pops! I am just now finding your blog, how fun!
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  3. trisha says:

    I love these……… cute!
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  4. anna says:

    i cant wait to get this book. you make everything look so easy for a beginner like me !

  5. Abby says:

    I like the snickerdoodle cupcakes with the cookie on top as garnish! YUM!
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  6. Cindi says:

    Following you on Facebook!!!

  7. Yvonne says:

    I cant wait to get this book, or win it :) Since I got their newsletter annoucing it, I fell in love with the new ideas and the baabaa video is so cute.

    You did a great job with the puppy love, super cute for valentines day :)
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  8. Yvonne says:

    Forgot to mention my favourite cupcake is the snowmen :) or even the little hamburgers, super cute for the summer too.
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  9. Sooo, Sooo Cute! I just bought the book … I couldn’t resist. I love your new look!

  10. Sheryl says:

    Oh My GOSH! Those cupcakes are so cool! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it?
    I hope to see you there!

  11. Those puppy pops are TOO CUTE! I’m going to have to make these with my daughter. Adorable!
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  12. claire says:

    these are great :)
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  13. april says:

    These are seriously soooo cute! What a great idea! I hope you will link up with me here:

  14. Sue says:

    These are the CUTEST pup pops ever! I have a serious case of puppy love!

  15. Oh my gosh, could those BE any cuter?! What an adorable idea! I’d love for you to share this and any of your other recent fabulous ideas at my party:

  16. I absolutely love those puppy pops. They are so cute.
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  17. Those are adorable. I found you via the I Heart Nap Time Link Party.
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  18. Oh I didn’t know they had another book coming out, I will have to check it out. Those puppies are adorable,
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  19. leslie says:

    I was looking for something different and fun to make for our valentines party! My girls and I will have a blast making these. I love how so many of your recipes are “so doable” ;)

  20. Sue says:

    This looks like so much fun to make with my kids! My boys will love it! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight
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  21. Oh my goodness..those are darling! We made some Puppy S’more Pops along with our first link party. Would love for you to share these…. Love the little candy tongues…so cute!
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  22. Isabel says:

    These are adorable! I tried making these but I didn’t get the family size pound cake and it wasn’t large enough for one cookie cutter. How do you coat the cake so evenly?

  23. Allison says:

    Once you make these adorable puppy pops, do they need to stay refrigerated? I was going to put them in cellophane bags and bring to work, but didn’t know if the frosting would melt…


    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Allison, yes I would keep the puppy pops in the fridge. Be sure they are set up well before you put them in bags to avoid any frosting messes.

      • Allison says:

        Thanks for your quick reply. One more thing… is there another type of frosting that could be used that makes more of a hard shell where they wouldn’t melt? Just wondering.

        • CupcakeLady says:

          The canned frosting is the best to use because it melts and re-hardens. The only other thing you could do, that I think of is cover them in fondant, which might be a hassle.

  24. Katelyn says:

    I love these! They are absolutely adorable! I was worried about the same thing Allison was asking about the icing melting. I want to make them for my son’s Valentine’s party at school and would be dropping them in the morning and the party is toward the end of the school day. Do you think these could be made with chocolate melts? Like the type you use to make chocolate covered pretzels… .

    • Liz says:

      Hi Katelyn, you could certainly use chocolate melts. The icing won’t melt, but it may become sticky throughout the day.
      Happy Baking!

  25. Diane says:

    Tried making these about two years ago for my daughter’s Valentines dance. So not as easy as it looks. Im a Illustrator/graphic artist and i really enjoy making different cupcakes for each party and they all generally come out pretty darn good, but these I have to say were not so hot. Not one of my better creations. Relly cute idea but good luck to anyone who takes on the challenge !


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