I’m excited to start sharing some of the food from the Frozen birthday party with you guys! My favorite??? This caramel and chocolate covered pears, or Olaf Pears! When I was at Walt Disney World for a conference in March I got to see these cute chocolate and caramel covered apples decorated to look like Olaf… They were adorable, BUT the round shape wasn’t really olaf like more traditional snowman.
So when I was at the grocery store one week doing my grocery shopping and I walked past the pears was inspired! And I will tell you, caramel covered pears are SOOOOOO much better than caramel covered apples, but they are more sensitive, so don’t make them super far in advanced.
So I started by washing all the pears, then sticking them with caramel apples sticks. (A lot of them ended up splitting, so the next time I made them I didn’t use the sticks, I held the top, I also didn’t have the caramel and chocolate go all the way to the top)
Then melt about 8-10 oz of caramel and dip your clean and dry pear into the caramel. Give it a good swirl, making sure it’s all covered, then let it drip a bit. once the largest drips are gone scrap the bottom off…
Hold it upside down to let it set a bit, then place it on parchment paper. Do this with all your pears and let cool (I refrigerated mine for a little bit to hold their shape better).
Do the same thing with the melted white chocolate and you can see the head already taking shape! I let the pears rest however they wanted, since trying to get them all upright was a bit of a struggle. When your buying your pears check to make sure they stay upright so this won’t happen.
I had Lego Boy roll out a bunch of fondant noses for me. They aren’t all the same and they aren’t all perfect, but that’s what makes them so great!!! I think they all made great “carrots” this way. I considered adding some orange sugar to give it a sparkle, but opted against it.
I used some of the melted white chocolate to connect the noses to the pears. Then I added some black gel food dye to turn the chocolate grey. Then I attached the candy eye’s with the grey chocolate. And finally I pipped the grey chocolate on as the mouth! I TOTALLY forgot the EYEBROWS! GAH… oh well
The kids LOVED them and they tasted AMAZING! I will warn you, make sure you buy your pears the day before and use them right away they ripen FAST and start to get gooey/mushy quickly. These are not something you can make way ahead of time, they do NOT keep.