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Rainbow Cookie Pops MashUp

Rainbow Cookie Pops MashUp

What happens when classic Cookie Dough collides with colorful Dum Dum Pops®? A fun mash up sweet treat. MORE+LESS-

Updated September 6, 2017

Make with

Pillsbury Cookie Dough


roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies


Dum Dum Pops®, unwrapped

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    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Cut cookie dough into 24 slices. On parchment-lined cookie sheet, place cookie slices about 2 1/2 inches apart.

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    Press a pop in center of each cookie slice.

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    Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.

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More About This Recipe

  • Have we met yet? I’m Erin, one of the Tablespoon ringleaders here at General Mills. I help keep ideas flowing, come up with new features, test recipes (yeah, it’s pretty much a dream job). There’s a lot to love about working here, especially all the fanatical food people. You can’t exit an elevator without someone tempting you with a fresh plate of something-or-other, usually right out of the oven. Or a huge table full of it.I had one of those food ambush moments just now. Some friends downstairs, a bunch of creative cooks on the lookout for wild and interesting culinary trends, like trend-spotting, except all about eating, created an amazing cookie mash up. I knew I had to share it with you.The recipe I tried is Rainbow Cookie Pops, sugar cookies baked with dum dum lollipops. Amazing right? If it sounds a little unusual, trust me when I say this not only fun, it tastes great too!

Novelty Recipes to Make at Home

Check out these 15 novelty recipes made of kooky, creative combinations of food! Next time I have time off work, I’m going to make my way all the way down this list, and that’s no lie.

1. Bourbon marshmallow bacon S’mores

As if regular S’mores weren’t already an awesome enough combination, How Sweet Eats shows you how to take them to the next level by adding bacon! You’ll need:

  • 3 1/2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of cold bourbon
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

2. Margarita guacamole

Oh, Bite it! shows you how to make guacamole that includes many of the ingredients in and also kind of tastes like a margarita! You’ll need:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1-2 jalapenos (chopped, optional)
  • 1 packet of guacamole seasoning
  • 3 tbsp of tequila
  • Limes
  • Salt

3. Oreo popcorn

Lisa Harris Pantry shows you how to make a sweet and salty popcorn recipe that’s sure to have your kids bouncing off the walls (both form excitement and sugar) in just a few simple steps. You’ll need:

  • 6 oz of white chocolate (melted)
  • 1 bag of popcorn (popped)
  • 10 Oreo cookies (crushed)

4. Fried chicken corn dogs

Do you love fried chicken? Do you love corn dogs? Do you love novelty food combinations? Then Food Network has everything you need in all in once recipe! You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup of hot sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 chicken tenders
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of coarse yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Hot sauce, ketchup, honey mustard or yellow mustard (for dipping)

5. Jalapeno corn waffles with sriracha and maple syrup

Domestic Fits gives you a waffle recipe featuring a syrup that’s anything but ordinary. If you’re the kind of person who always keeps a massive bottle of sriracha sauce in your fridge, then you’re going to adore it. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of fine yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of corn kernels
  • 1 large jalapeno (chopped, stem and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 tbsp of canola oil
  • 1 egg

For the Syrup:

6. Melon-margarita pops

Are you looking for something fresh and cooling but still unique enough that you’re not likely to find it in the average restaurant or corner store? Check out these amazing fruit popsicles from Martha Stewart. You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cups of tequila
  • 1/2 cup of Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
  • A pinch of coarse salt
  • 8 oz of cantaloupe (rinds removed)
  • 8 oz of watermelon (rinds removed)

7. Rainbow cookie pops

Are your favourite mashup recipes the kind that combine candy and baked goods? I don’t blame you, and I’ve found you an amazing novelty snack from Tablespoon! You’ll need:

8. Deep dish fruit pizza

When you see the words “deep dish” your mind probably goes somewhere else other than fruit, but The Pioneer Woman is here to show you the delicious sweetness of fruit pizza! You’ll need:

  • 1-1/3 cup of shortening (may substitute butter)
  • 1-1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 8 tsp of whole milk
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 jars (13 oz each) of marshmallow creme
  • 2 packages (8 Ounces Each) Cream Cheese
  • Peaches
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Other Fruit Optional

9. Caesar salad pizza

I eat a Caesar salad with my pizza almost every single time I eat a pizza, so this combination recipe from Food Network practically blew my mind! You’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups of warm water (around 105 degrees F)
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • One 1/4 oz of packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 3 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 large, ripe beefsteak tomatoes (each cut in to 6 to 8 thin slices)
  • 3/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 oil-packed anchovies (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely grated)
  • 1/4 tsp of honey
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 romaine hearts cut into 1/2-inch thick and 1-inch wide pieces (about 8 cups)
  • A chunk of Parmesan for topping

10. Cheesecake stuffed peaches

One of my favourite ways to combine food is to take two flavours that are the complete opposite end of the taste spectrum and mash them into one dish, just like BHG did here! You’ll need:

  • 6 peaches (halved and pitted)
  • 1/4 cup of butter (melted)
  • 3 tbsp of cinnamon-sugar
  • 1/2 an 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla

11. Pretzel fried chicken with fig mustard dip

As if fried chicken isn’t delicious enough when you make the regular recipe, BHG is here to mix it with one of your very favourite snacks: pretzels! You’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups of honey mustard and onion-flavored pretzel pieces
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 12 chicken drumsticks (about 3 1/2 lbs total, skinned)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup of fig or apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup of grainy mustard
  • thyme leaves

12. Churro ice cream sandwiches

As I write this, I’m sitting here trying to think of a more delicious dessert combination than churros and ice cream and I can’t, so I’m pretty grateful to Sugar Hero for this awesome recipe! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of long-grain white rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅛ tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp + 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 6 cups of oil for frying (or enough to fill a large skillet with 1½-2 inches)

13. Deviled egg pasta salad

While we’re thinking of all these combination entrees and desserts, let’s not forget about sides! There are plenty of novelty side dishes out there as well. I’m particularly excited to try this one from BHG. You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 8 oz of large elbow macaroni
  • 12 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp of country Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of sweet pickle (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of celery (very thinly sliced)
  • Smoked paprika and/or pepper (optional)

14. Lobster roll corn dog with tamarind ketchup

Lobster is literally one of my favourite foods and the thought of being able to enjoy it on a stick like a delicious corn dog at a fair thanks to Food Network makes my mouth water just writing this. You’ll need:

  • 6 cups of vegetable oil
  • 3 cups of corn meal
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 8 oz lobster tails
  • 2 cups of tamarind (fresh)
  • 2 cups of red tomato (chopped)
  • 1 cup of white onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 1/2 box of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of mango (chopped)
  • 2 red bell peppers (grilled)

15. Guacamole hummus

Blessed be this day! I’ve finally found an awesome way to combine my two very favourite dips thanks to Martha Stewart! You’ll need:

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cups of cilantro leaves (fresh)
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped)
  • 1 ripe avocado (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Lemon wedges
  • Tortilla chips

Do you know another amazing novelty or combination recipe that’s absolutely delicious but that’s not on our list? Tell us all about it in the comments section!

Rainbow Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line three 9x13 inch baking pans with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, break apart almond paste with a fork, and cream together with butter, sugar, and egg yolks. When mixture is fluffy and smooth, stir in flour to form a dough. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into the dough. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Mix one portion with red food coloring, and one with green food coloring. Spread each portion into one of the prepared baking pans.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Carefully remove from pan and parchment paper, and cool completely on wire racks.

Place green layer onto a piece of plastic wrap large enough to wrap all three layers. Spread green layer with raspberry jam, and top with uncolored layer. Spread with apricot jam, and top with pink layer. Transfer layers to a baking sheet, and enclose with plastic wrap. Place a heavy pan or cutting board on top of wrapped layers to compress. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

Remove plastic wrap. Top with melted chocolate chips, and refrigerate 1 hour, or until chocolate is firm. Slice into small squares to serve.

6 Donut Dessert Mashups to Satisfy All Your Sweet Cravings

The person who invented the phrase “you can’t have it all” clearly never had a donut coupled with ice cream. As these dessert mashup recipes prove, the only thing better than a donut is a donut hybrid that combines the usual suspects in an unexpected and delectable way.

Baked Oreo Donut

“Whoever came up with this idea is a god,” writes a person on Reddit.

If you’re a fan of whoopie pies, then you’ll likely whoop it up when you try this baked oreo donut, which brilliantly merges the recipes for chocolate donuts and Oreo cream dip. Recipes here and here.


Invented by Chef Dominique Ansel in his New York bakery, cronuts have only just recently taken the pastry world by storm. A cross between croissants and donuts, they have the shape and creamy interior of a doughnut, along with the flaky, delicate pastry layers of a croissant. Yes, please. Recipe here.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream–filled donuts are what summer dreams are made of. Best of all, they’re insanely easy to make. Insert a huge scoop of YUM into your life by simply placing any flavor of store-bought ice cream in between your choice of donuts. As for baking overachievers (you know who you are), you can pair the donuts with your personally made no-churn ice cream. Recipe here.

Cannoli Donut

These taste just like the classic Italian treat.

Plain cake donuts are used as the canvas for this genius hybrid dessert, taken to the next level when they’re filled with a cannoli cream and topped with a chocolate glaze. They are so popular that some bakeries can’t even keep up with demand—all the more reason to make your own! Recipe here.

Rainbow Cookie Donut

Rainbow cookies taken to next-level goodness.

This creative confection might seem heaven-sent, but it actually comes to us from Glaze Donuts in New Jersey—and it’s a “jelly-filled, chocolate-covered, multi-colored delight.” Rainbow cookies (also known as Italian flag cookies or Napoleon cookies) contain three brightly colored layers of dense cake that are separated by thin jam spreads. Glaze Donuts took the pastry to the next level by shaping their rainbow cakes into rings and covering them in a thick layer of chocolate. The inner layers are made with raspberry jelly and almond paste, remaining true to the original rainbow cookie’s roots, which go back as far as 1920, when the tri-colored cookies first started popping up at Italian bakeries in New York and New Jersey. Recipe here.

S'mores Donut

The perfect collision of two dessert favorites.

Just when you thought chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows made the ideal flavor trifecta, somebody adds donuts to the mix…and you realize you can improve upon perfection. Meet the s’mores donut, which is—you guessed it—dipped in chocolate, dusted with graham cracker crumbs and injected with a gooey marshmallow center. Once you try one, you’ll be begging for s’more. Recipe here.

Make your favorite Ice Box Cookie Dough recipe and allow the dough to stiffen up either in the fridge or freezer

  1. Cut the dough log into 6 (if using 6 colors) pieces going in ascending order.
  2. Add one food coloring gel to each dough ball, purple being the smallest and put back into the freezer
  3. Start with the purple dough and make a small dough log
  4. Take the blue and roll out into a rectangle the length of the purple log
  5. Wrap the blue dough around the purple log making sure the seam is closed
  6. Repeat with remaining colors, Refreeze until hard

7. Cut off 1/2 inch or so at each end to make perfect swirl log.

8. Cut into 1/2 inch circles and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat

9. Option cut each circle in half or wait until after baked and cut when still warm

Watch the video: HOW TO MAKE RAINBOW COOKIES (December 2021).