Scaredy Cat Cake Pops

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

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

1
box (15.25 oz) vanilla cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
3/4
cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
1/3
cup orange candy sprinkles
Black food decorating pen
56
sliced almonds (1/8 cup)
14
strands rice stick noodles
2
bags (10 oz each) black candy melts or coating wafers
1/2
teaspoon black candy coating
2
tablespoons canola oil
28
paper lollipop sticks
1
large block white plastic foam
56
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
267
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
128mg
128%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
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.