With Halloween right around the corner spooky and sweet treats are in order! What better way to wow your friends or coworkers at the Halloween party than dressing up some cake pops. These are super fun and not to mention hauntingly tasty (see what I did there?)
- Box cake mix (& the ingredients to prepare)
- Tub of prepared icing
- White Chocolate
- Oil (I used refined coconut oil)
- Sprinkles (or writing icing to make eyes)
- Pop sticks
- Ziplock Bag (or piping bag)
First the cake needs to be prepped and baked per the instructions on the box. I prepared the batter and poured into a cupcake pan for it to cool quicker.
Once the cake is baked, allow the cake to cool completely. I threw the cupcakes into the fridge to expedite the process.
After the cake is completely cooled, crumble the cake into a bowl with the entire tub of icing. Mix using your hands or spoon as you don’t want a mixer to make the cake into too fine of crumbles.
Next form little balls of the “dough” onto a baking sheet and place into the fridge to help dough stick together before covering in chocolate.
While the dough balls are resting, place the 1/2 the bag of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl with a tsp of oil for 30 seconds. Continue until completely melted.
Take the dough out of the fridge, and place one end of the cake pop stick into the chocolate and then into the middle of the ball; place back in the fridge for 7-10 minutes to help set.
Here comes the dipping! Once to dough is pretty well set and cool, take them out of the fridge and carefully dip into the chocolate using a spoon to help cover the ball. I left the balls in the fridge and took one out at a time so that the dough doesn’t become too warm and sticks into the melted chocolate.
TIP: I found that once the dough was cold, I could reform them into a more round shape. Dipping, I would dab just the top of the ball, and then kind of roll one side into the spoon and then hold the pop upright so that the ball didn’t break off. I used the spoon to help scoop up chocolate and spread over the ball and let an excess drip off.
Once you’ve got it covered, place on a line sheet to allow the chocolate to harden. Next place some of the melted chocolate into a piping bag, or into a ziploc back (like I did here) and snip the end. Take the chocolate and make the mummy wraps by going back and forth over the cake ball.
While the chocolate is still hot, grab a couple of sprinkles to make the eyes.
Finally, when all the pops are mummified, place them back in the fridge for 5 minutes to really allow that chocolate to harden.
Place on your Halloween plate ware, put on the Monster-Mash, and show off your spooky delicious treats!