Jack o’ Lantern Cake Pops

These candy-coated, decorated cake pops made from Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and Rich & Creamy frosting make cute Halloween dessert treats!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 54

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting (from 1-lb container)
4
cups orange candy melts
2
tablespoons shortening
54
paper lollipop sticks
Black string licorice, cut into 54 (2 1/2-inch) pieces
Block of plastic foam
1/2
cup black candy melts, melted
1/4
cup small multicolored candies or sprinkles
  • 1 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well. Shape into 1 1/4-inch balls; flatten tops slightly. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm; keep refrigerated.
  • 2 In microwavable bowl, microwave orange candy melts and shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute, then in 15-second intervals, until melted; stir until smooth. Dip tip of 1 lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into melted candy and insert stick into rounded bottom of 1 cake ball no more than halfway. Repeat. Return to cookie sheet. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Remove from refrigerator a few at a time. Dip cake balls in melted orange candy; tap off excess. Poke opposite end of stick into foam block. Immediately attach licorice to look like handle, holding in place until set. Let stand until coating is set.
  • 3 Spoon melted black candy into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to pipe jack-o’-lantern face onto each cake pop. Use melted orange candy to attach candies to tops of pops.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
),
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.