Monday, June 11, 2012

Apple Pie Push Up Pops and a Shabby Apple Giveaway

 apple pie pops008 I’m a popsicle addict making a transition. Push up pops are my new drug.

I have many happy memories of sherbet flavored push up pops, as a child, as an adult, and as a mother. I was pretty ecstatic when I walked into a craft store looking for plastic cake wraps and walked out with push up pop molds.

I’m excited not only because I have the most dang (!) amazing (!) push up pop ever, but because I have a giveaway for you.

Dresses from Shabby Apple are the cutest around, not to mention swimsuits, and they’re giving one of my fabulously patient readers a $50 gift card to Shabby Apple.
But so as not to leave anyone out, you can use a coupon code for 10% off for your obsessions, like these Little Girls Dresses from Shabby Apple.

Just use the coupon code: littlefoodie10off

In honor of the giveaway, I decided to make apple pie push up pops and I’m so glad I did. I don’t even like Apple Pie. I’m trying not to devour all of these. They’re apple pie a la mode.

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Why did I only make four? Weep. Weep. I shared with Mozely at least. He’s fighting off a cold and the terrible twos at the same time. It’s been a hard couple of days. Poor us. apple pie pops004 
Yeah, poor us, eating our fabulous Apple Pie Push Up Pops and shopping at Shabby Apple. It’s enough to make a grown woman veg out in front of multiple episodes of Vampire Diaries.

(that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it. Don’t judge.)

I must love you a lot, to be sharing all this with you.

To participate in the Giveaway, you’ve gotta do two things for me. Easy Peasy.

1) “Like” Shabby Apple on Facebook. Just click here and do it.

2) Leave me a comment telling me your MUST HAVE from their site.

Only US residents are eligible. Giveaway entries end on June 17th, 2012.
You can earn an extra entry by tweeting this giveaway! Just leave a second comment telling me you did so. Tell me your twitter handle so I can follow you back!

AK wedding040 My friend just wore the North Shore turquoise dress from Shabby Apple for the wedding two weeks ago and she was a show stealer. I’d steal it from her if I could lose *cough* a few pounds. Right after I eat all these push up pops.
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Apple Pie Push Up Pops (makes 4)
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  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 Cup full fat PLAIN yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Graham cracker crust, baked, cooled and crumbled. I used this recipe, but you can use your own.
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add the apples and stir, often, until the apples are softened. Put the sugar in the pan and stir again and cook until the liquid becomes bubbly and the apples are swimming in a lovely, caramel sauce. Stir in the cinnamon and remove from heat.
  2. Mix the yogurt, milk and sugar together. It should be very sweet (it gets less sweet as it is frozen). You may want to add more sugar if you have a very tart yogurt.
  3. Fold the apples into the yogurt. RESIST EATING IT ALL. You can spare a bite or two.
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4. Layer the graham cracker crust at the bottom of your push up pop mold. Slightly more than one tablespoon per pop mold will do. Pour in some of your apple pie yogurt, and then put in another layer of crust in each mold. Finish the top off with the rest of the yogurt. Make sure to freeze these standing up! I use the Zoku that’s already in the freezer to hold them up, but styrofoam cups turned over or cake pop stands will probably do! Freeze for a few hours. Eat. StumbleUpon

58 comments:

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said...

First I have to say these push ups look fantastic! I need to get some push up molds!

Second--I like Shabby Apple on FB. :-)

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said...

Not sure if I was supposed to leave this as a separate comment or not, but I really want their red and white tankini. I actually pinned a bunch of their swimsuits the other day--super cute.

Jesse said...

YUMMY! What a great snack idea:)
I like Shabby Apple on FB ~ and I simply MUST HAVE the Garden Isle dress!!
jessebfit at yahoo dot com

Jesse said...

tweeted!
https://twitter.com/jessebfit/status/212582185847369728
@jessebfit
jessebfit at yahoo dot com

Amy Lynn said...

WOW this recipe is so cool! LOVE the idea of making homeade push pops and yes.... I will make more the 4 when I get some of these nifty kitchen gadets ;)
AND yes I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!
Amy Lynn
amylynnbee22 at gmail dot com

Amy Lynn said...

My to die for dress of the moment is Overboard! Shoes and Sash too please ;) I am loving Shabby Apple! They have the cutest dresses, skirts, oh and LOVE the swimwear too. Now if I only could get the hairstyles down to match it!
amylynnbee22 at gmail dot com

Amy Lynn said...

shared on twitter
https://twitter.com/Amylynnbee22/status/212607190857564160
amylynnbee22 at gmail dot com

Alaine88 said...

I like them via FB. I love the Ahoy dress
family74014 at gmail dot com

Steph said...

This is such an awesome idea!! I have got to find some puch up pop molds

mary van note said...

I like Shabby on FB. I love the One For My Baby dress. Those pops look amazing. I want one right now!

dteslevich said...

First, I NEED those push pop molds! Apple pie a la mode in a push pop??? Genius! Second, if only I had a little girl, the Shabby Apple would really be cutting into my budget ;-)

SMGajus said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (shelley Gajus)

My favorite or must have Shabby Apple item is the With honors dress.
http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1208-with-honors.aspx

shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

April G said...

Oh my word, those look so delicious! I've just pinned this for when I get some push-up molds so I can make this for me and the kids.

I like Shabby Apple on FB and I would love to have the summery Pina Colada dress!

aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

Feast on the Cheap said...

What an adorable treat!

Carol Yuen said...

I liked their Facebook page and I LOVE their South Pacific collection. There are too many to choose from but if I had to pick just one...uh...Tropical Sunshine. One because it's orange and two, because it's orange. :)

Carol Yuen said...

tweeted it!

Manda said...

Oh those push pops look delicious!

I would love to get one of Shabby Apple's one piece swim suits! Especially Silver Lining from the Stardust Inn collection. :D

Lynn B. said...

YUMMY! I haven't made pushpops before! Love how the recipe uses yogurt too:)
I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and love the Toe the Line dress.
lynnbulk83 at yahoo dot com

Lynn B. said...

tweet!
https://twitter.com/lynnlynnbobin/status/212872411337601026
lynnbulk83 at yahoo dot com

Jenny said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the "Look of Love" dress!

noelle said...

like on facebook
love puca pucara and casanova

Becky said...

I like Shabby Apple on facebook. I MUST HAVE the "Blue Eyes" dress!

Grace Mitton said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook! My favorite dress is the I'm Late, I'm Late dress. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway. gracie.rm@gmail.com

Eva said...

I like-ety liked it on FB and I'm a big fan of the "Yellow Days" dress. Man, I'm addicted now. Such lovely frocks! Thanks Mariko!

jbmthill said...

like2sweep@gmail.com

I like shabby apple on facebook
Beth H

jbmthill said...

like2sweep@gmail.com
I love the maxi Athena!
http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-415-athena.aspx

jbmthill said...

like2sweep@gmail.com
tweeted
https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/213286234775224320

@jbmthill

Kari Cu said...

I like shabby apple on facebook as Kari Cu

Kari Cu said...

I love the Anubis bracelet!

deanna said...

like on FB as deanna time & must have bon voyage dress
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

tweet (dlw447)
https://twitter.com/dlw447/status/213308328242196480
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

Courtney B said...

i love the dorm room blouse, and im a shabby apple fb fan courtney bella

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Liked them on FB! I want the Sweet Spot or Silver Lining swim suit

Liza Vladyka said...

“Like” Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Liza Vladyka said...

Dark Secrets of Wonderland

Danielle said...

I love the Sunset at Maroon Bells necklace! And yes I like Shabby Apple on FB.

Sue Hull said...

I liked Shabby Apple on FB. I would love to have the Cozmel Waters necklace & the Key to my Heart necklace. Those push pops looks so delicious! I still love sherbert push pops!LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue Hull said...

Here's my email
tigers3450@att.net

Sue Hull said...

I shared the giveaway on Twitter
@tigers3450

Tara said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the look of the Study Break dress!

dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

Tara said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/dandygiveaway/status/213479001543540737

@dandygiveaway

dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

sophia said...

Well, I'd rather eat a push-up than do a push up for sure! ;-)

you're making it impossible for me to concentrate on my work with a Shabby Apple page open. AAHH! I want everything! I really love this whole outfit here: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1215-scholar-skirt.aspx

sophia said...

Oh and I liked their FB page! :-)

Mom Foodie said...

The Academy Award Skirt... so I can match my daughter when she wears her black tutu ;)

jehaine at yahoo dot com

Mom Foodie said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/MomFoodie/status/213634289227673600

jehaine at yahoo dot com

Jerzees said...

Its really eye candy:)

Christina said...

I already like Shabby Apple on FB and love the Champs Elysees dress!

Also, those apple pie push up pops sound so good! I wonder how they'd work with soy milk, since I'm lactose intolerant..

cakewhiz said...

These push up pops sound insanely delicious!

Kaity said...

Hi Mighty!! I like SA on Facebook.

Kaity said...

I must have the Espina Bonita dress. I love it. Also, I want push up pop molds. Yum.

Cynthia Richardson said...

I must have the Drink Me bracelet
FB - Cynthia M Richardson

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Tweeted @hofken

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Their castaway swimsuit is so cute!
I liked them on FB

shar said...

Love love love that sweet white cream lace top called the white queen, its such an elegant yet simple look that would go well with anything, taking you from casual to dress up with just a few lovely accesories from the shabby apple...which is far from shabby :)

I would say ...LOVE APPLE !!!!

Thank you for sharing this awesome site with us Mariko.

I am craving some apple pie push ups right about now.

ciao
shar :)

coriwestphal said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook: Cori Eckstrom Westphal (facebook.com/coriwestphal)

And I'd love to get the Lotus (Padmasana) top! Cute!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/214210303263637505

coriwestphal at msn dot com

MelancholySmile said...

Push pops are awesome!

I liked Shabby Apple on FB and my fav dress is their "I'm Late! I'm Late!" dress.

Erika said...

I like Shabby Apple on fb and love the lighthouse dress! Thanks!
saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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