Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pool Days & Cake Pops

It's official. It's summer and HOT. And humid. I stepped outside yesterday morning to run at 5:30am and it was already 78*F. With 98% humidity. Fun, right?

Triple fisting it at breakfast yesterday morning with a smoothie, iced coffee, and ice water.
One of the beautiful things about the heat of summer is that I can go to the pool to cool off. A few friends and I have discovered the gem of the Wapakoneta Waterpark, which is only about 15 miles south of the Bean Town. And it's only $5 to get in!

Megan, Amber, myself.
Yesterday was our second visit, and it was glorious. There's two pools, two water slides, and two diving boards. One of the pools is a zero depth pool, so it's nice to sit with just your legs in the water. You just have to try not to get mauled by the tens of dozens of small children splashing around. Pretty sure I was kicked and/or smacked (not on purpose) at least 23 times yesterday.

The best thing? At every 0:45 on the hour, the lifeguards force all the kiddies out of the pool for "adult swim." Fifteen minutes of bliss with no splashing, no yelling, no threat of a small child's hand ending up down your swimsuit bottoms. 

That's a high dive. At least 10 ft. 

It also means no lines at the slide and diving board. You betcha I jumped off the high dive. Well, more like gingerly stepped off the edge and feared for my life, but it still counts.

What else does one do when it's super hot outside? Make cake pops, of course. Gotta find something to do inside in the cool air conditioning.

Ever since I've started making cake pops, I've envisioned a chocolate peanut butter flavor. My vision was confirmed when I found these peanut butter candy melts.

These cake pops are made up of chocolate cake mixed with chocolate frosting. (For more information on how to make them, go visit Bakerella. Better yet, buy her book!)

I then dipped them in the peanut butter candy coating, and covered some in chopped Reese's Pieces and some in chopped Reese's cups. Can you say sugar overload?

I'm nicknaming these the "Buckeye Pop." Appropriate, living in the Buckeye state, no? 

Very rich - not for chocolate weaklings. Like a Reese's on steroids. Very delicious steroids.

Now excuse me while I go prepare for my next workout... with some chocolate-pb goodness... mwahaha.


Blane181 said...

Mmm, those look delicious! I love Cake Pops and Bakerella. Definitely doing to have to try these!

Have Your Way said...

They look SOO yummy!!! I want one! said...

Looks like the perfect way to spend a summer day. It is crazy hot here in Illinois too...103 degree heat index! I need to find a pool like that to hang out at! Those cake pops look delicious...I am partial to the "buckeye pop", being a transplanted buckeye living in Illinois! Go bucks! :)

Sara said...

@sweetpeaskitchen- Funny! We are flip-flopped, I'm a transplanted Illinois-an living in Ohio... yea I don't miss that Illinois humidity but it seems to be just as bad here.

Laura @ Cookies vs Carrots said...

Looks like such a fun day!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

A Reese's on steroid! ha! love that description:) They look delicious:)

Lindsey said...

Yuum!! Haha, no threat of a small child's hand ending up down your swimsuit bottoms...:)

ambernpayne said...

@Lindsey - I've eaten these cake pops and STILL had a small child put his hand down my swim suit bottoms on Tuesday. I think I need more cushion! haha :)

Deborah said...

I love your blog and all the desserts you make! We're friends on FB which is how I found your site. I think you actually stayed in my dorm room with my roommate a few times when you visited Cedarville. Either way, these cake pops are on my "to make" list

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