Graduation Party Dessert Idea – Push-up Pops

I can’t believe it’s May already!

May means graduation for a lot of people…Graduation from college, high school, elementary school, kindergarten and even pre-school all call for a celebration!

Last year I helped a friend of mine come up with some ideas for a graduation dessert table for her son.

It’s resurfaced as a very popular post – it’s been pinned over 7,000 times!

Today I thought I’d share one of the most asked about items on the table…the Oreo Cheesecake Push-up Pops.

If you’re not familiar with push-up pops Courtney Dial (who was a speaker at SNAP! last month), of Pizzazzerie, has a book full of ideas. They are a pretty popular (and fun!) item on dessert tables right now.

The inspiration for these push-up pops came from Frog Prince Paperie’s graduation table.

How to Make Graduation Push Pop Containers

To make the graduation caps for the push-up pops you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Black cardstock
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors (or paper cutter)
  • Karo syrup
  • Red Hots
  • Pull ‘N Peel licorice

Step 1: Cut your black paper into 2 5/8″ squares for the top of the hat. Cut 7 1/2″ x 3/4″ strips for the band.

Step 2: Wrap the band around the push-up pop container and tape.

Step 3: Place a small amount of glue around the top edge of the band.

Step 4: Center the band on the square to glue in place.

Peel apart licorice pieces and cut to 2 1/2″ lengths.  Attach both the red hot and licorice pieces to the top of the hat with karo syrup.

You can fill the push-up pops with any fun treat like M&M’s, jelly beans, mini cupcakes, brownies, etc.  Below is the recipe for the Oreo Cheesecake pops if you’re interested:

Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

1 package Oreo cookies (16.6 oz) divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 packages (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip, thawed

Chop 15 cookies coarsely. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. (This is what you will put in the bottom of the push up pops).

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in Cool Whip and coarsely chopped Oreos. Put this on top of your crust in the push-up pop and refrigerate.

Recipe should fill 20 push-up pops.

Put the caps on your push-up pops and place them in a styrofoam filled container to display.

Free Printable

I created these simple graduation circles you can print on sticker label paper to add to your push-up pops and dress them up a bit.  Click HERE to download them.

If you’re planning any fun graduation parties, I guarantee these treats will be a hit with adults and kids alike! And…Don’t miss my take on “class rings” and “diplomas!”

Also if you come back tomorrow, we’ve got a great party related giveaway. 

Holly @ Paisley Petal Events
Holly is a wife and mom to three, who lives in Utah. She is a professional event planner, who blogs regularly about party ideas and entertaining at Paisley Petal Events.
Holly @ Paisley Petal Events
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Holly is a wife and mom to three, who lives in Utah. She is a professional event planner, who blogs regularly about party ideas and entertaining at Paisley Petal Events.

Comments

  1. That have got to be one of the cutest ideas for a graduation party ever!

  2. Hi was wondering were do you get these Push-up Pops

    • I’ve been buying the pushup pops in bulk from a local restaurant supplier, but you can get them on ETSY. xoxo Tauni

      • What local restaurant supplier do you get them at? I live in Utah and would love to make these. Thank you so much. Can you please email me.

        • Amy, I’ve not been able to find a local supplier that carries them. I always purchase the push pops online. If you just need a small number of pops, ETSY is a great resource.

  3. Tonya Wilson says:

    How do you make the large pixy sticks with the letters?

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