Corn dogs, popsicles, frozen chocolate bananas…….here’s one more thing to eat off a stick.
By now you’ve probably heard of these things called cake pops. They are the cutest thing on a stick! Essentially, it’s balls of cake dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles (or not) and made to look like lollipops. As you can see from above, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating these pops.
I decided I was too much of a wimp to tackle this project alone, so I did what any wimp would do, invite a friend to join me! Together, we struggled through the tough parts and learned as we went. We had a few balls drop down the stick like the New Year’s ball in Time Square. And, just like that ball, we celebrated when it got down to the bottom, because then we got to eat it…………Happy New Year!
Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy).
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them). Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
To make lollipops, insert the lollipop sticks while the chocolate is still wet. Decorate with sprinkles.
TIP – Dip end of your lollipop stick in the melted chocolate before inserting into chocolate bottoms. Not sure if this helps a lot, but it couldn’t hurt.
DON’T – get water in the chocolate. Make sure your hands are completely dry. Water will cause the chocolate to separate and mess up all your hard work.
Let them dry in a styrofoam block that you have already poked holes into.
When completely dry, cover the lollipops with small plastic treat bags and tie with a ribbon.