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Clock Pie Pops for New Year’s Eve

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It’s almost New Year’s Eve! Kind of crazy, right? That it’s going to be 2013? I swear 2012 JUST started. And now it’s over.

Blog-wise, 2012 was an amazing year for me. I feel like Crazy for Crust grew up a little. I still have a long way to go, and so many things to learn. But I think I’m finally getting comfortable in my blogging skin, you know? 2012 was the year I was able to say I now have a business…not just a hobby. Which is super exciting, even if the only people who believe me/know what I mean are my husband and other bloggers.

Anyway…after the month of cookies and truffles and sweets has come and gone. But you’re not dieting yet, right? You still need a fun dessert for New Year’s Eve? I know I do, something to nosh on before I fall asleep after watching the ball drop in NY.

{FYI, for those of you who don’t know…I’m in California. And, yes, I’ve become that old person who goes to bed at 9:30, even on New Year’s. Don’t judge – mama is NOT a fun person without her beauty rest. And Jordan doesn’t care if I’ve been up until midnight. 6am on the nose, no matter what!}

These pops are super fun, and SO easy to make! I have a Babycakes Pie Pop Maker that I used. It’s like that cake pop/doughnut pan/waffle stick maker thing that you’ve seen at the store. But you do not have to have one to make these pops. You can do them on a cookie sheet in your oven, like I did with these Gold Medals over the summer. (Although, you need to use different sticks if you’re baking – these white ones aren’t oven safe, I don’t think.)

Then just use an edible food pen to write on the clock. You can get those pens at craft stores, like Michaels. But, whatever you do, don’t let your kid borrow the pens. She’ll write on paper and ruin them. Not that I would know about that…

So do some counting down with your food. It’s fun! Maybe I should have made one that had it almost 9pm? Ha!

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Clock Pie Pops for New Year’s Eve


  • Refrigerated pie crusts — (making 2” rounds gets you about 10 pops per crust)
  • Chocolate chips or other filling
  • Lollipop sticks — (or an oven-safe equivalent)
  • White candy melts
  • Edible food writer — (black)


  1. Unroll pie crust and cut 2” circles using a small round cookie cutter and re-rolling dough as necessary.
  2. If using a Babycakes Pie Pop Maker: preheat the appliance. Lay one round in each cavity, place a lollipop stick in the center, add some chocolate chips or other desired filling, and top with a second crust. Close and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. If using oven: preheat to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. If you want your clocks on sticks, you should be sure to use an oven-safe stick. (A popsicle/craft stick is oven safe. White lollipop sticks are not). Place crust rounds on prepared cookie sheet and place sticks and filling in the center of each. Top with a second crust and use a fork to seal the edges. Bake until browned (probably 8-10 minutes). Cool.
  4. Once pops are cooled, melt your candy melts according to package directions. Pour into a tall glass. (If it is cold in your house, try heating an electric griddle to it’s lowest setting and covering it with a kitchen towel. Place your bowl/glass of melted candy on the griddle so the melts will stay hot.)
  5. In one movement, dip the pops in the glass of melts. Tap of the excess (tap the hand holding the stick, not the stick itself). Place upright to harden. (You can use a bowl filled with beans or a foam block for this.)
  6. Once the pops are hardened, draw the face of the clock on with edible food writers.

This post may be linked to: Chef in Training, Trick or Treat TuesdayLil’ LunaSweet Treats SaturdayChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Party, and all of these too!

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  1. These are SO creative…I don’t know how you come up with all these great treats!! Glad to see you this week too, as I had thought you were taking this week ‘off”. Congratulations on the amazing success of your blog this year. I’ve learned so much from you…I hope 2013 bring much more blog success…Happy New Year, Dorothy!

  2. These are so freaking cute! And I am glad 2012 was a year of great growth for you. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to look back and say, “I am farther today than I was a year ago.” Here’s to another great year — blogwise and life-wise!

  3. These are adorable Dorothy! Congrats on a great year, it was so fun getting to know you! Now next year we will finally meet 🙂 Whoohoo!

  4. All I can say is…”Love Them!!” Happy New Year, dear friend, XOXO

  5. I am in LOVE with this idea! what a great addition to a New Years party – hope you had an excellent Christmas

  6. These are awesome! And I love that you filled them with chocolate chips! I am making these as soon as I get my appetite back 🙂

  7. Dorothy! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with the family. I loved seeing pictures of Jordan on Instagram 🙂 She looks like she had a great Christmas with lots of fun presents. 🙂 These cake pops are absolutely one of the most festive NYE treats I’ve ever seen!!!! How clever!! I’ve never seen anything like them. Happy 2013 my friend!

  8. These are simply adorable! Plus it’s totally ok to get to sleep whenever you need some zzz’s! Congratulations on a successful year and I am happy to have found my way to your blog at before the year ended! Happy New Year to you and your family and hope 2013 is brings continued success and happiness! ~Cindy

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  10. Those are super cute. I love what your blog has become…one of my favorites to follow. 🙂

  11. O.M.G. with the pie pop Cuteness!!! I love the clocks! So stinking Cute!!!!!!

  12. Those are so adorable!!! Such a fun treat for ringing in the new year! It has been so fun getting to know you this year…and I can’t wait to meet you at BlogHer this coming summer!!! It is going to be so much fun!

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  14. pies and clocks for new years, yep works for me! (ps mine are up at 6 am no matter if they go to bed at 1am! so with you there!) happy new year!!

  15. These are so cute, in a way that clocks can be cute that is. 🙂 I’m so happy for you and your blog and 9pm on New Years? Craziness. But I totally understand the sleep need. I can be the moodiest person alive if I haven’t slept enough!

  16. How sweet! And you have super steady hands to be able to make these pops so NEAT! I’m so impressed! Happy New Years to you, Dorothy!

  17. Your clock pie pops are so stinkin cute!!! Thanks for sharing them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! Have a Happy New Year! 9:30 sounds like a great bedtime to us! (at least the older sisters) We love your cute blog! -The Six Sisters

  18. Awww these are ADORABLE!!!!! What a cute idea!!!! So fun for New Year’s! :o) Happy New Year to you!

  19. I love this idea!! Now *this* is something I can make! haha too bad its already almost midnight.. next year for sure! 🙂

  20. Have a Great New Year! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

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  22. Cute cake pops! Simple, adorable idea and so well done! Thanks for sharing! : )

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