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Easy Halloween Cake Pops

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  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 54
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Add a festive and delicious touch to your Halloween party with this Easy Halloween Cake Pops recipe. Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ Butter Pecan Cake Mix and Rich & Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting come together to create a dessert on a stick that's as fun to make as it is to eat! These tasty cake balls would also make a great trick-or-treat snack.
Updated Aug 18, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 cup from 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 cups orange candy melts
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 cups black candy melts
  • 54 paper lollipop sticks
  • Halloween candy sprinkles
  • Block of plastic foam


  • 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; place on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm; keep refrigerated
  • 2
    In microwavable bowl, microwave orange candy melts and half of the shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute, then in 15-second intervals, until melted; stir until smooth. Repeat with black candy melts and remaining shortening. Dip tip of 1 lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into either color melted candy and insert stick into 1 cake ball no more than halfway. Repeat. Return to cookie sheet. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Remove from refrigerator a few at a time. Dip half of the cake balls in melted orange candy and half in black candy; tap off excess. Decorate with candy sprinkles. Poke opposite end of stick into foam block. Let stand until set.
  • 3
    Reheat remaining melted candy if necessary. Drizzle orange pops with melted black candy; drizzle black pops with melted orange candy.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Coating sets up quickly! Decorate Easy Halloween Cake Pops as they are dipped.
  • tip 2
    Find lollipop sticks and foam blocks for these simple Halloween cake pops at craft stores or wherever cake-decorating supplies are sold.
  • tip 3
    Candy melts are small disk-shaped pieces of colored candy coating. They are typically used for candy clusters, molded candy and dipping. Look for the candy melts in the cake decorating, candy or craft aisles of large discount or craft stores.


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