Frighteningly Yummy Halloween Cake Pops

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I never bake, and it has been a while since I considered myself “crafty”.  Nevertheless, Big Brother is getting to be the age where he really enjoys and appreciates activities such as this so I’ve been trying out some new things!

These cake pops are really quite simple, and are so fun when they are done.  I’ll have to warn you though, they are a little time intensive (particularly for a novice like me).

For this recipe you’ll need:

1 box of Cake mix (if you’re superwoman baker you can bake a cake from scratch 🙂

1 cup frosting–homemade or storebought

1-2 packages vanilla candy coating

cake pop sticks (or popsicle sticks)

various candies, including, but not limited to: chocolate chips, choc. covered raisins, marshmallows

Step 1

Mix and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.


Step 2

After the cake has cooled crumble the cake into a large mixing bowl.  Add 1 cup of frosting and mix with mixer on low speed until combined.


Step 3

Roll the cake mixture into 1 or 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a foil lined cookie sheet (make sure that you can fit whatever you put the cake balls on into your freezer).

Melt an oz. or so of vanilla candy coating in the microwave on 50% power for 30 sec. at a time till melted.  (I used a baby food jar.  It is helpful when melting this small amount of candy coating that you use a small container) When the candy coating is all melted, dip one end of each pop stick into the candy coating and then, carefully, push into a cake ball.  Freeze one hour to set.

Step 4

Melt 1 lb. of vanilla candy coating (I used one pound and make almost 2 dozen cake balls) in the microwave on 50% power. Stir occasionally as you are melting it.  Dip the pops in the candy coating.

Step 5

While the candy coating is still soft, decorate with chocolate chips, chocolate covered raisins, and other candies you may have in your cupboard. 

*Creative tip: You can use sour straws or vines, and peel them apart to make spider legs.

Not bad for my first attempt at cake pops!  They were a HUGE hit with the kids!  Even if you don’t consider your self a baker or crafty, just remember, if a novice like me can do it, you can do it too!


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  1. yum! i love cake pops! dont even taste like cake!
  2. These are so cute! I love cake pops!
  3. I haven't braved the cake pop yet. I want the cake pop maker
  4. Those are super cute! I haven't tried to make cake pops yet. I'm not brave enough. Maybe next year?!
  5. Yummy, yummy!
  6. Okay, we are totally doing this for a school activity. Use organ frosting for pumpkins, white for ghosts. Green for fankenstien. Fabulous!!
  7. Great first attempt. Creating cake pops with the kids can be really great, they have such great ideas about what they want to create. :)
  9. I don't bake often either. Your cake pops turned out quite well.
  10. THANK YOU for posting a great DIY recipe for these. My son , who is 2, loves cake pops and I do too because its a treat with JUST ENOUGH of the treat vs a whole piece of cake. That means less sugar craziness and more calm play. This makes MOMMY HAPPY. :)))
  11. Great recipe and for once an easy DIY treat that will not only save me money but also ensure I am not feeding my son TOO MUCH of a good thing. These are also super cute. Great site - great ideas!
  12. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says
    thanks for the recipe, I won a cake pop machine, my grandchildren love for me to make them cake pops when the come up