DD's b-day is in 8 days and I'd like to get the cupcake pops done asap. I figure they are covered in chocolate so they should keep just fine, right? Should I freeze them? Refrigerate them? Or just put them in an airtight container?
I've made mine in advance and threw them into the freezer w/o the chocolate coating. Then the day before I coated them & put them in the fridge.
I do the same thing. I form them and put them in the freezer until I want to dip them in chocolate. I have kept them in an airtight container once they have been dipped for 2 or 3 days. If I keep the container in the fridge, I put a sheet or two of paper towel on the top of the pops to avoid any issues with moisture.
I would say it depends on the binder you use. If you're using the homemade cream cheese butter cream, freeze or refrigerate them in a sealed container and then thaw and dip right before. Essentially, if you're using a binder that is perishable, making and dipping them a week before would probably NOT be a good idea.