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Piggy Pops is a compact pink tray that will enable you to cook 12 bite-sized pigs in a blanket. After you add your choice of batter to each of the tray's 12 molds, all you'll need to do is add a frozen hot dog to each one and slide the tray into the oven. You'll also be able to add other bits of food to the mix, such as cheese, meat, and vegetables, at the same time you add the hot dogs.
The cost of Piggy Pops is $19.99 plus $5.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Piggy Pops at the discounted price of only $5.99 for a total price of $31.97.
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The first task you'll need to undertake is filling all 12 molds with batter. To do so, make sure your tray is facing upward and you can see all 12 pig-shaped molds. Then you can use the included squirt bottle to squirt any type of batter into the molds or ladle it in yourself with another utensil you have in your kitchen. Fill the molds up but try not to add so much batter that some of it is dripping over the sides.
Next, add one frozen hot dog to each batter-filled mold. Depending on the size of the hot dogs you have, you might have to cut them in half or in quarters to make them an appropriate size for the molds. They, too, should not be hanging over the edges of the molds. At this point, you can also add bits of meat, cheese, and vegetables on top of the frozen hot dogs to give your pigs-in-a-blanket some extra taste, but once again, don't overfill the molds.
After adding hot dogs and any additional food items to your molds, you'll be ready to slide your tray into the oven. Use the top rack, and consult the included recipe guide to find out what temperature to cook your pigs-in-a-blanket at.
Once your pigs-in-a-blanket are done in the oven, pull them out and let them cool for a few minutes. Following that, you'll be able to pop each one out with your hand or a utensil. Remember that to make each one look like a pig in a blanket, you'll have to turn it upside-down. When you're ready, you can eat your pigs-in-a-blanket as they are, dip them in sauce or drizzle them with a sauce of your selection.
The shape of each tray, with each pig-in-a-blanket in its own mold, has been chosen with the aim of enabling the pigs to cook evenly and effectively—tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Each tray is also made of non-stick silicone, which will enable you to pop each pig out when it's done being cooked, with little food residue left behind in each mold.
Pouring batter directly from a bowl into a pan, or ladling it in with a spoon, can be difficult for many people. You might choose to do this anyway, but if not, there's a generously sized squirt bottle included with each Piggy Pops tray. You'll be able to transfer any batter to this bottle and use the bottle to squirt the batter into your molds instead of having to pour or ladle anything into them.
The pigs that each of these trays creates will be bite-sized in nature, so a child will be able to eat one or two without feeling too full. Plus, if you're an adult on a diet, you'll probably be able to indulge in a few without messing up your daily calorie count or fat intake goal.
Each Piggy Pops tray does not contain even a trace of the potentially harmful chemical compound BPA, which is still found in some plastic products today. As a result, you won't need to worry about harming your health or the health of others by using one of these trays to make and serve food.
When you're done using your tray, you'll be able to safely put it in your dishwasher for cleaning, if you have one of those. Therefore, you'll be relieved of the responsibility of scrubbing a tray by hand with soap and water.
Your Piggy Pops tray will come with a recipe book that will not only teach you how to properly use your new tray but will also provide you with recipe ideas. With multiple recipes included, there will likely be something in there that you wouldn't have thought of yourself!
With one of these trays, kids of all ages will be able to have fun making pieces of food that actually look like pigs. If you're having a birthday party for a child, they'll make an entertaining and satisfying snack, especially since you'll be able to make some without the hot dogs for kids who are vegetarians. Furthermore, they'll only take minutes to cook in a standard oven, so impatient kids won't have to wait a very long time to eat.
If you decide to make pigs-in-a-blanket by hand without a tray like Piggy Pops, you'll probably have to wrap your hot dogs (and any food items that you add) in batter by hand. For people who don't have amazing dexterity, this can be frustrating. If you opt to use one of these 12-mold trays, though, no wrapping will be required, as the tray's design will securely wrap the hot dogs in the batter for you as the piggies cook.
Aside from being used to make traditional pigs-in-a-blanket with hot dogs, batter, and maybe a few extra seasonings, one of these trays can also be used to make pig-shaped desserts with virtually any mix. Just pour cake mix, brownie batter, melted chocolate or whatever you want to use for your desserts in the molds, and consult your recipe book for the appropriate cooking time and temperature. When you pull your cooked dessert out of your oven, you'll have 12 pig-shaped pieces to pop out and consume.
This tray is only suitable for oven use, and you shouldn't use it in the microwave. First of all, each one is probably too large to fit inside most microwaves, and if you were to put your tray inside one anyway, its material might melt or otherwise end up damaged. Consequently, if you want to make pigs-in-a-blanket in your microwave, you'll have to use some other type of tray or container that may not have built-in molds.
The Piggy Pops tray has been designed to be used for food only. Do not use it for crafting purposes, such as making candles or clay molds, or even to store various colors of paint. While food won't stick to one of these trays, other substances might, and you could end up with residue from these inedible substances in a future serving of food.
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