Halloween for me means buying lots of seasonal candy and watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. This year however I wanted to try something a little different and make a few Halloween treats myself. Probably my favourite are cake pops. They are simple, yet perfect for a Halloween party or having a treat with your tea in the evening.
Obviously I still bought those marshmallows in the shape of ghosts and pumpkins, I mean you can’t not get those. What’s hot chocolate without them?
The great thing about cake pops is that you can pair your favourite type of cake sponge with icing. So if you want to do red velvet with cream cheese then go for it, or if you refer chocolate cake with vanilla icing, that’s fine too. Pick whatever you’d prefer.
240g Cake crumbs
Vegetable oil (optional)
If you want to make orange cake pops like me then use these:
1 bag Red candy melts
1 bag Yellow candy melts
Alternatively you can used other colours.
Cake pop sticks
Something to stick your cake pops in so that dry upright. I use a polystyrene block.
1. Get your cake into crumbs if you haven’t already, either by hand or in a food processor.
2. Mix your cake with the icing (preferably by hand) until the two are combined and sticking together.
3. Roll your mixture into balls (roughly 30g of mixture per ball) and refrigerate for 2 hours.
4. When the cake balls have been in the fridge for 2 hours remove them and place on the side. Now melt your candy melts. You can either do this separately or together, whichever you prefer. If this is your first time with candy melts I’d suggest you do them separately at first, then mix the red into the yellow slowly, until you get the colour you are after. To melt them read the back of the pack, you can either microwave them in a microwave safe dish or melt them as you would chocolate, but remember to constantly stir.
5. To add some shine to your melted candy melts you can add 1-2tsp of vegetable oil. If you choose to do this then stir slowly until combined and allow to cool slightly (roughly 3-5 minutes).
6. Stir the candy melts to make sure it’s the right texture and dip your cake pop stick 1cm into the melts. Gently push the stick half way into cake ball and set to one side until you’ve done this to all of them.
7. Now dip your cake balls into the candy melts in order to completely cover them. Once you’ve done this gently tap off the excess. If you wish to add decorations then do this while the candy has not set, however if you want them to be plain then place upright so that your cake pops can set.
Enjoy them once they have set or use baking gift bags / an air tight container to keep them in for up to 1 week.
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Have a great rest of your weekend!