Make your own edible Olafs for your Frozen Party. Chocolate and caramel covered pears are delicious and just the right shape. Full video tutorial of these popular treats
How I created these Olaf Chocolate Caramel Pears
I’m excited to start sharing some of the food from the Frozen birthday party with you guys! My favorite???
These 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 pears 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 refrigerate until cool – this will also help cold the caramel in place.
Just take me to the Olaf Caramel Pears Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for chocolate caramel pears, along with links to other Frozen themed recipes and get straight to this fun tutorial – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Once the caramel is cool melt some white chocolate and dip all the pears. Do the same thing with letting the excess drip off, scrapping the bottom and refrigerating.
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 the first time.
The second time I used light blue – I think it turned out way better, and looks more like the movie olaf. I attached the candy eye’s with the grey chocolate. And use the same blue to pipe on the mouth.
Then melt some normal brown chocolate to use for piping on the eyebrows. Even better? pipe some “branches” with the chocolate, let it set and attach to the top of his head!
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.
Olaf Caramel Apples (or pears)
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Tips for Melting Caramel
– I recommend peters caramel – it melts beautifully and tastes amazing. AND it’s the brand Disney uses to create their caramel apples!
– You want to melt the caramel to 150 degrees. You can go as high as 170 but don’t go over as the caramel will then cook and as it cools will harden and crack instead of staying soft.
- I recommend melting the caramel in the oven when possible. Add the caramel to a oven safe pot, turn the oven temp to 200 and melt the caramel for 1-2 hours until it hits 150-170.
- You can also use the stove top – just watch the temperature, and don’t over stir.
- You can also microwave the caramel – use 50% power and stir often to keep the hot spots evenly spread out, and to avoid scorching.
– Don’t over stir the caramel, it will add air bubbles that will effect your smooth coverage.
– use a spoon to help coat the pears while you turn them vs trying to evenly dip the whole thing. This way you won’t have to melt as much caramel (although you can let it cool and reuse it)
– You can pour the extra caramel into a freezer bag and let cool and remelt and use again another time.
– Keep air tight and leave in a cool dry place for up to a year. Dont refrigerate or freeze.
Tips for dipping Caramel Apples or pears
You can use apple skewers – but they tend to split the pear so be careful.
Make sure you clean the skin of the pears carefully – don’t be rough, but get any coating off – and let them dry.
Hold the pears over the caramel and use a spoon to help coat them – this will be easier than trying to dip the whole thing and then pulling it out of the thick caramel.
once you have the pear covered hold upright over the caramel letting the excess drip off, then scrap the bottom.
hold the pear upside down for a moment and let the caramel start to cool.
If adding toppings straight to the caramel do it now (not counting a chocolate coating).
Place on parchment paper and directly into the fridge – this will help the caramel set and avoid a lot of dripping issues.
Wait until the caramel is cool and set before dipping in Chocolate – then add whatever extra toppings or decorations you want.
To make this Chocolate-covered Caramel Pears you’ll need
- Peters Caramel
- Apple Skewers
- White Chocolate
- Blue candy dye (or Blue chocolate wafers)
- Chocolate wafers
- Orange fondant
- Candy Eyeballs
If you love my take on Disney’s Olaf Caramel Apples you’ll love these other Frozen recipes!
To watch me make these Olaf Pears play the video in the recipe card. A short teaser video will be auto playing.
Frozen Olaf Chocolate covered Caramel Pears
- 8 pears
- 8 sticks
- 1 lbs caramel
- 10 oz white chocolate
- blue candy (oil based) food dye or a few blue chocolate wafers
- 4 oz chocolate
- 2 oz orange fondant
- 16 candy eyes
- piping bag
- So I started by washing all the pears, then sticking them with caramel apples sticks. (Try not to let them split, if they do the caramel won't stick well, in fact it will keep oozing under the caramel and chocolate and cause problems later)
- 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.
- Roll out a bunch of fondant noses in your palm to create the carrot shape.
- I use some of the melted white chocolate to connect the noses to the pears.
- Then add some blue food dye to turn the chocolate very light blue – or you could ad a few blue chocolate wafers melted to achieve the same effect.
- Then I attached the candy eye's with the light blue chocolate. Then pipe on his mouth.
- melt the normal chocolate and pipe on eyebrows. You can also pipe chocolate branches onto parchment paper and once they set add them to the top of the pears (maybe make them first if you want to go that route)