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Cupcakes, cookies and peppermint bark are all great dessert choices, but how about trying something different (and fun!)?  In her book Push-Up Pops, Courtney Whitmore, entertainment stylist and founder of Pizzazzerie.com, came up with delectable ways to eat our favorite go-to desserts.

Push-Up Pops by Courtney Dial WhitmorePhoto by Kyle Dreier

Her book is filled with all kinds of delicious dessert recipes that work for any occasion. I tried my hand at the gingerbread and hot cocoa recipes that were simple to make — you just cut the dessert using a push-up pop container, and place the cut circles in the containers with icing. I’d like to think of them as cupcakes for the neat freaks in your life (no messy hands!).

Tuxedo Push-Up PopsPhoto by Kyle Dreier

The tuxedo or chocolate cake push-up pops would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, black-tie affair or wedding favor.

Mocha Push-Up PopsPhoto by Kyle Dreier

Pair these mocha pops with biscotti and a coffee mug to create the ultimate hostess gift. Get your own push-up pop containers, and give this recipe a try.

Let us know how yours turned out in the comments section. Happy Baking!

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Entertaining, Holidays

9 Responses

  1. Lili@HGTV says:

    Oh, I so didn't need to see these at the most vulnerable time of the day! They look amazing.

  2. Cynthia W. says:

    These look really good. Love the push-up concept.

  3. carol says:

    she did not come up with this idea. =/

  4. Michelle Mospens says:

    I have this book! It is full of creative recipes, and yummy photos! Courtney is truly FABULOUS!

  5. Dwayne Davis says:

    There's a unique way to enjoy any dessert. I'd be careful about pushing all of it into your mouth at once if it's a cold treat though. Brain freeze is nothing to laugh at.

  6. That is a delicious dessert! I wonder though if there are any artificial sweetener on that dessert.

  7. These are amazing and the presentation is simply irresistible. Cake pops is something that I have been seeing as of late in my cake forums and I am excited to try making one as an experiment.

Farima AlaviFarima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...

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