Oct 12, 2019

Monster Cake Pops | #HalloweenTreatsWeek

These monster cake pops are a huge hit with kids. Between the dark chocolate and frosting filling and the crazy eyeballs, these cute little monsters are hard to resist. 

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are 100% mine.


Monster Cake Pops with marshmallow dia de los Muertos


These Monster Cake Pops are a totally fun treat for Halloween. They take a little time to make, but they will bring big smiles to everyone's faces.

Back in 2010, cake pops were all the rage. Sadly, when something becomes super popular, it often experiences a little bit of a totally undeserved backlash. Recently, I made these birthday cake pops, and remembered why I like them so much.

Why you should make cake pops:

  • First, they are fun to make. 
  • Second, they are pretty delicious. 
  • Third, it's way more inexpensive than buying them at Starbucks.
  • Fourth, a cake pop has a lot less calories than a slice of cake. 
  • Fifth, they are totally cute. 
  • Finally, kids will think you are a genius. 


Monster Cake Pops


I used Wilton eyeballs on these Monsters cake pops. Wilton is one of our Halloween Treats Week sponsors.

I also featured these cake pops with some pretty cool Halloween items (marshmallow skulls and gummy hands) by Sweets and Treats Shop, one of our sponsors.

Monster Cake Pops with jelly hands


How to make these monster cake pops:


First, you make a single layer cake. I used a 12 ounce chocolate cake mix. You can also use a "from scratch" recipe if you prefer.

Next, you crumble the cake with your fingers and mix it with cake frosting. I mixed mine with about half of a can of prepared frosting.

After that, you form the mixture into balls with your hands and refrigerate them.

Next, you dip the cake balls in a melted chocolate candy coating.

Finally, you drizzle the cake balls with more chocolate, add some candy eyes, and chill them in the refrigerator. The process can create quite a mess.



Monster Cake Pops mess

Fortunately, it was all worth it. These cake balls were a huge hit.

I used a single layer dark chocolate boxed cake mix for the cake and half of a can of chocolate frosting for the cake balls. You can also make your own cake and frosting from scratch if you prefer.

For the two-eye cake balls, I just set the eyes onto the cake balls kind of askew.

For the single eye cake balls, I used a Wilton edible ink pen to circle the larger eyes with blue or red ink to create a creepier look.

You can also create bloodshot eyes with the Wilton pen.



Monster Cake Pops


Yield: 24 servings
Author:
These monster cake pops are a huge hit with kids. Between the dark chocolate and frosting filling and the crazy eyeballs, these cute little monsters are hard to resist.

ingredients:

  • 1 12.75 ounce box of dark chocolate single layer cake (such as Ghirardelli), prepared.
  • 1/2 can of dark chocolate frosting. 
  • 1 to 2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating
  • Candy eyes
  • Edible ink pens

instructions:

How to cook Monster Cake Pops

  1. Crumble the baked cake with your fingers 
  2. Stir in half a can of prepared dark chocolate frosting. 
  3. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, portion the dough and form each into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch ball. 
  4. Place the cake balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate. 
  5. Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, per the package instructions. Work with about 1 pound of coating at a time.
  6. Dip Wilton lollipop sticks into the melted candy and stick them about half way through the formed cake pops. Return them to the refrigerator. 
  7. One at a time, dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate and tap off any excess. 
  8. Let solidify with sticks inserted into a styrofoam block. 
  9. Add the rest of the chocolate coating into a disposable piping bag, snip off the end, and drizzle the cake pops with random squiggles. 
  10. Place the eyeballs randomly on the cake pops. Let dry on the styrofoam block. 
cake pops, cake, chocolate, halloween
dessert
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“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a "Dinner and Dessert Set" - ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set ,plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
 


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Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack - including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice

   

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Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)

 

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam's Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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