Sucker sticks (non-plastic)
Syrup, butter, and/or other toppings
Cake pops, pie pops, cookie pops – where does it all end? It doesn’t! Pops are huge favorites at parties and celebrations, as well they should be. After all, they’re tasty, can have virtually any theme, and are not expensive to make. But there is one thing about regular cake pops that is somewhat cumbersome: making them! You have to bake the cake, cool it, tear it apart, stir in frosting, form the balls – it’s a lot of work. And, if you want a treat for a breakfast or brunch cake pops aren’t necessarily the best choice. For a breakfast made for your family, or for a group of friends, silver dollar pancake pops are more appropriate than regular cake pops, and so much easier to make.
If you can make a batch of pancakes you can definitely make pancake pops; there is little difference between the two. To put them on sticks, though, the pancakes need to be somewhat small. In addition, the pancake batter should be quite thick. Make pancakes from your favorite recipe or just mix up some out of a box. Make regular pancakes or tint them with food coloring to create a more appealing version.
Make silver dollar pancakes by using a heaping tablespoon of batter. Pour it on a hot, greased griddle and smooth it out into a nice circle. Use a sucker stick – the paper type, not a plastic one – and lay it on the pancake. Make sure the stick reaches the center of the pancake. Spoon a bit more batter onto the pancake so that you cover the stick.
Cook one side of the silver dollar pancakes, flip them over, and cook the other side. After that, the pops are ready to serve. You can offer toppings or dips such as butter, peanut butter, syrup, and marmalade. Or, draw faces onto the pops by using frosting (on cold pancakes), edible markers, or even melted chocolate.
There is yet another way to make silver dollar pancake pops. Make ordinary pancakes – small ones – and then put two together. Take one pancake, spread on something that will hold them together – such as peanut butter – and put two pancakes together. Put the stick between them and press them together.
Pancake pops aren’t usually served at fancy parties but they are delicious in a breakfast or brunch setting. Your guests – or your family – will be full, satisfied and impressed. Serve them often; the silver dollar pancake pops are not really harder to make than regular pancakes.