Snatch-and-Go Breakfast Pops

I’ve been playing around with push-up pops today for Betty Crocker. I’ll admit to being terribly wary at first. I’m not a big fan of trendy-bizarre cake concoctions. Cake pops just never did it for me (they taste like wax lips). And homemade poptarts are really fun, but so much more exhausting to make than the real thing (and never that crunchy-hard frosting. Boo.)

So I was surprised this afternoon to discover that Push-Up Cupcakes, little layered cakes made in plastic push-up pop containers aren’t just the cutest things ever, they are actually surprisingly convenient. For one thing, you don’t need a PhD in aeronautics to assemble them. For another, they are the single more portable way to…er….port a cake around. Just whop those pretty littl epops in a box, or bag, or the front basket of your Vespa for that matter, and you don’t have to worry about spillage or slippage or squishing the frosting on the seat of your sassy new skinny jeans. Tres chic.

You can catch some of my breakfast pop ideas over at Babble this week, and two fun Halloween versions over at Betty Crocker next month, but in the meantime, why not whip up these splendid Snatch-and-Go Breakfast Pops, which are about the coolest way to serve breakfast. Think how perfect they’d be for a ladies brunch. Even better yet, hand them to your kids before school and watch the morning melt into magic.

I used mini muffins purchased at our local bake shop, but you could make homemade muffins, if you so please. Please just be sure you sprinkle the tops of them with some serious sparkling sugar, to catch the early morning rays of the sunshine. That sort of a thing should always be mandatory.

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Snatch-and-Go Breakfast Pops

Ingredients:

6 push-up pop containers
2 1/2 cups your favorite yogurt
3/4 cup granola
3/4 cup raspberries or blueberries
6 mini muffins

Directions:

Spoon a small amount of yogurt into the bottom of your push-up pop container. Top with a sprinkle of granola, then a few fresh raspberries. Plop your mini muffin on top.

To serve, stick the bottoms of each push-up pop carefully into a thick piece of styrofoam. Serve and enjoy!

Congrats to Jean! Winner of our Le Creuset giveaway! who wrote:
I know this sounds awful, but when our children were home and they especially had a hard/bad day, I would have peas for dinner and when we were all seated around the table, we would talk about what happened. After they had eaten their dinner or at least 90% of it, we would have a “pea” fight. Yes, peas were everywhere in the kitchen, but this got the family laughing – forgetting the problems for awhile. Before you say anything, we knew this was wasteful, but which is more important…the cost of the peas, or the happiness of my children?

And a HUGE thank you to all of you who left comments! Be sure to check out the 50+ ideas on how to make your dinnertimes memorable. So many incredible responses! You girls rock.

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13 Responses to “Snatch-and-Go Breakfast Pops”

  1. 1

    peachkins on September 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm Reply

    what a brilliant idea!

  2. 2

    Katrina on September 3, 2011 at 4:29 am Reply

    Ha! Looove this! Such a great idea.

  3. 3

    Bev Weidner on September 3, 2011 at 8:00 am Reply

    Um, seriously these just made me giggle. It’s labor day weekend and I’m gonna make dang sure this happens in my life, for all that is good in this word.

  4. 4

    Melinda Wagner on September 6, 2011 at 12:02 am Reply

    These are not only adorable but brilliant,,,Nice, Thanks!

  5. 5

    Erin on September 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Such a great idea!!

  6. 6

    anna on September 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply

    i am so with you on cake pops! anything where hydrogenated so and so is mandatory, i’m just not going to make that. THESE on the other hand look fabulous!

  7. 7

    Monique on September 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm Reply

    This breakfast pop is such a great idea! Especially with back to school and it is very healthy!!

  8. 8

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on September 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm Reply

    too clever!

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    Bree on September 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm Reply

    My boys would love these things. Great idea!

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    Carla on September 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm Reply

    These are very cute! Word to the wise to look at the most recent feedback of the Etsy link.

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