Scaredy Cat Cake Pops

Scaredy Cat Cake Pops

Enjoy these creative vanilla cake pops on the occasion of Halloween - a perfect dessert treat.

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box (15.25 oz) vanilla cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
cup orange candy sprinkles
Black food decorating pen
sliced almonds (1/8 cup)
strands rice stick noodles
bags (10 oz each) black candy melts or coating wafers
teaspoon black candy coating
tablespoons canola oil
paper lollipop sticks
large block white plastic foam
pieces candy corn (2/3 cup)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  2. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting and candy sprinkles; mix well. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm. Keep refrigerated.
  3. Using black decorating pen, draw eye pupils onto almonds. Let stand until set. Break rice stick noodles into 1 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
  4. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute, then in 15-second increments, until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon candy coating. Stir in oil. Remove several cake balls from refrigerator at a time. Dip tip of 1 lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into melted candy and insert stick into 1 cake ball no more than halfway. Dip cake ball into melted candy to cover; tap off any excess. (Reheat candy in microwave or add oil if too thick to coat.) Poke opposite end of stick into foam block.
  5. Immediately attach 2 pieces candy corn on top of each cake pop for ears; add almonds for eyes and insert rice stick noodles for whiskers. Let stand until set. Repeat with remaining cake balls.
Makes 28 servings (1 pop)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serving Tip
For a cute display, insert the foam block into a clay pot and cover with a mix of orange candy-coated chocolate candies and sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 267
    • Total Fat 14g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 128mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 36g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 2g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 2 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.