Spooky Monster Cake Pops

October 2, 2018

I'm not going to sugar coat it, every time I make cake pops I think to myself "why did I make these?".  They are time consuming, the chocolate is temperamental and there always seems to be more steps then I remember.  But then I finish them, step back and...

 

WOW.  They are so cool.

 

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And that's why you make them.  Because they are so cool, taste great and are always the hit of a party. Speaking of party, I love when the holiday's start rolling along because that means it's time for parties.

 

Halloween is one of my favorites for parties because I love seeing all of the costumes!  

 

 

Last year I was Peter Pan and my daughter was tinker bell.  My husband and son were batman and robin. Every year we have this pre-trick-or-treat party at our place and I'm definitely serving these this year.  

 

My friend Renee from Renee Clark Designs created an awesome looking halloween party invitation this year and it's seriously so cool.  Just like last time, we paired up to bring our readers a fun party/snack mix.  If you jump on over to her Etsy site you can grab that spooktacular party invite.

 

 

 

The first time I made cake pops was before the craze hit, years and years ago.  A friend of mine would make them for every occasion and I gladly volunteered to be the assistant on the job {assistant's get to taste test!}.  We spent all day making them.  The thing that always took us the longest was the chocolate. Underheated, over heated and adding the wrong thinner.  

 

These were the most common problems we always hit.  After a bit you get into a rhythm. 

 

 

The look on my kids faces when they saw these was worth every minute spent on these.  The cake was a basic yellow cake with vanilla frosting.  I added sprinkles to the cake after it baked so when you bite into them you get a fun sprinkle surprise.

 

 

The outer coating is orange candy melts with sprinkles all over it.  It's a mixture of my "halloween" themed sprinkles, I got them at Michaels Crafts last year, the kind that has a bunch of sections.  I just combined a bunch of different sprinkles in the container, so fun!  

 

 

For the monster eye I used a candy eye ball leftover over from when we made Ninja Turtle cookies {for real}.  I got them from the grocery store.  I only made a half batch of cake pops because a whole batch makes around 50!  That's a lot of cake pops.  I freeze the extra and use it for a later date.  

 

 

Just to note, if you are having a hard time with the chocolate being thin enough you can add a little bit of shortening and it helps to thin it up.  

 

I don't know what it is about googly eyes but my kids go bonkers for them.  Can anyone relate to this? The more googly eyes the better.  The more sprinkles the better too!

 

 

You can't go wrong with these monster cake pops, they are so festive for halloween!  You could use them for a monster themed birthday party and switch out the colors.  Whatever reason you make them you can be sure they will be a hit at your next get together!

 

 

Time: 2 hours

Makes: 45-50 cake pops 

 

Ingredients:

1 can of vanilla frosting

1 box yellow cake mix (plus what the box says you need for the cake, brand differ)

24 oz orange candy melts

Black and orange sprinkles

Mini candy eyeballs

6" lollipop sticks

 

Instructions:

Bake the cake per box instructions.  Once the cake has cooled mix it with the frosting until combined (start with half the can you may not need the whole can, or else it will be too sticky).  Add in some orange and black sprinkles, mixing gently.  Use a tablespoon or small cookie scoop to make round balls all the same size.  Use your hands to make them as circular as possible and line them up on a baking sheet covered in wax paper or parchment paper.

 

Melt a little bit of the chocolate (don't overheat the chocolate! go in 15 second increments) in a glass cup.  Take a lollipop stick and dip the end of it into the chocolate then press it into the center of the cake ball.  Put the pan into the fridge for 10 minutes to set the chocolate faster.

 

Melt the rest of the chocolate.  One by one dip the cake pop into the chocolate and gently tap off any excess chocolate.  You can hold the cake pop and tap your wrist gently to get off extra chocolate.  Quickly sprinkle the sprinkles over the cake pop.  Repeat with all of them.  Add the googly candy eye at the end by dabbing chocolate on the wrong side of the eye and pressing it to the cake pop.

 

Serve!

 

Enjoy!!

Tara

 

 

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