Are these the cutest things you’ve ever seen? I just had to make something with the push-up tubes that I found online last week and the perfect occasion came on Father’s Day. As always, I have to bring a dessert for my family to the family get-togethers. Somehow our extended family has not figured out how to make a boxed cake mix that is gluten free…hmmm? I don’t get it. How hard is it to buy a box of Betty Crocker GF cake mix instead of the regular mix? Mind boggling.
Anyway, I feel it is my personal mission to not only bring desserts that my kids will love but that all the cousins want to eat. I get this funny little inner snicker going when the all the cousins want to eat my gf dessert more than the “regular” dessert. Terrible – I know! But I am so sick of my kids feeling left out at their own relatives house – I have become competitive now with my desserts.
These Push Pops are the easiest thing to make. I made a batch of Pamela’s Product Brownie Mix and baked it in a thin layer (use a larger pan than what you would make for the brownies or the layers will be too thick). I used the square pan that came in my counter-top toaster oven. It is about 11×11 and worked perfectly.
Once the brownies were cooled I used a small round biscuit cutter and cut out rounds. I layered them in the tubes with canned Betty Crocker GF Frosting. A few sprinkles on top and we had the most adorable dessert! The containers come with lids and I sent each of my kids one in their camp lunch the next day. The other kids were so jealous of their cool dessert and they finally felt special about their food. YEAH ME! Finally, I made them feel like they were the “cool kids” with their GF lunch.
It seems no matter how many times I tell them that they are lucky to know what makes them feel yucky – they don’t care. They just want to be like all the other kids with the “normal lunches”. So I guess I’ll be making healthier versions in my next push pop experiment so I don’t keep sending frosting and cake to lunch!