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Ant Eaters Summer Treats

These cute little critters are ready for a picnic! Fun to make with kids, these Ant Eaters Summer Treats are made using a simple cake pop recipe. Serve these fun little guys at your next picnic or BBQ, and display them on a half-cut watermelon for a fun presentation! Unlike their real counterparts, these cute edible ants are a welcome addition to any summer celebration!
Makes: Each treat serves 1.
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Step 1

Prepare cake pops. Prepare cake ball mixture and chill following recipe directions. Use 1 1/4 teaspoons of mixture to make teardrop-shaped bottom section of ant, 1 teaspoon to shape oval middle and 3/4 teaspoon to shape ball head. Chill.

Step 2

Dip cake pops. Melt black Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Dip end of 8 in. lollipop stick in melted candy. Insert ant sections on stick. Dip pops in melted candy; tap to settle. Place in decorating stand. Chill until firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Make legs. For each treat, cut six pieces of spaghetti, 3/4 in. long. Insert spaghetti in middle section, leaving 1/2 in. extended.

Place melted black candy in a parchment bag. Cut a hole to the diameter of spaghetti. Position bag over leg and insert leg in opening. Pull bag away from leg to coat. Repeat to coat all legs. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

Attach eyes. Use melted black candy in cut parchment bag to pipe dots on back of candy eyeballs; attach to head. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

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