I decided to use the little nonpareils on the basic chocolate ice pop recipe. The challenge, of course, is getting them to stick to the ice pops. The logical way to do it would be to dip the pops into a magic shell mixture first, to provide the “glue,” but I wanted to see if it could be done without adding a chocolate layer.
My plate was a little concave, so between that and the part of the Zoku stick that jutted out, even coverage was difficult. Still, anywhere that the pop could actually touch down on the nonpareils got a nice, thick coating.
I don’t think I’d recommend decorating pops this way for just plain eating, as the round sprinkles are too crunchy to really work on the pop. But for a look, they’re very nice.