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Cake Pops For Halloween

If you’re looking for a fun and festive Halloween treat, look no further than our Cake Pops For Halloween! These little treats are easy to make and can be customized to fit any theme. Today, we’ll show you how to make some halloween-themed cake pops.

Who doesn’t love cake pops? They are the perfect combination of cake and icing. And they’re so versatile! You can make them with any flavor of cake and icing that you want. Plus, they’re the perfect treat for Halloween parties. Everyone will love them! So gather your ingredients and get started on these delicious treats today. You’ll be glad you did!

Cake Pops That Look Like Spiders

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Halloween Themed Cake Pops Ingredients

Recipe For Halloween Cake Pops

  1. Begin by preparing cake per the instructions on the box. Be sure to include the standard ½ cup of oil in your cake as this will ensure the cake is moist and will bind together as a cake pop. 
  2. When the cake is finished, immediately scoop it out of the pan with a spatula or other utensils. Place the cake in a  stand mixer bowl while it is hot. Be careful to not get burned by the hot cake!
  3. Mix the cake on low speed until it has binded into a ball in the center of the bowl. The cake being both moist and hot will help it stick together. If it is not binding together, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of frosting to assist. The dough should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  4. Once your cake pop dough is ready, take a heaping single scoop with a small ice cream scoop. 
  5. Roll the scoop of cake pop dough into a ball. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  6.  Insert the sticks into the cake pop balls.
  7. Freeze the cake pops for one hour.  The frozen cake pops will keep the cake pops from falling apart in the melted chocolate. For this reason, do not take the cake pops out of the freezer until you are ready to decorate.
  8. While the cake pops are in the freezer, cut your licorice lace to the desired lengths for legs. I used three on each side at about 1 inch in length.
  9. When the cake pops are about to come out of the freezer, add 2 cups of chocolate Candy Melts into a small bowl. Follow directions on the package to melt. Most candy melts will advise you to melt by defrosting in the microwave until melted. Be sure to never add any liquids to your melting candy. If the candy is not smooth enough after melting, add a teaspoon of oil at a time and stir.
  10. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  11. Taking one or two cake pops out of the freezer at a time, begin decorating by spooning the melted chocolate over the cake pop. Shake to even out the chocolate.
  12.  Immediately place the candied eyeballs candies where desired while the chocolate is still wet. Place the licorice lace legs as well. If the chocolate hardens before you can place the licorice, simply dip the end in the chocolate and place it against the cake pop as usual. 
  13. Set the cake pop on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Do not move or bump the cake pops during this time as the licorice may fall. Repeat with the other cake pops. 
  14. If at any point the melting chocolate is not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  15. Store cake pops in the fridge in a ziploc or covered container until ready to serve.

Cake Pops with Cake Mix?

I enjoy making everything from scratch, but for fun food ideas like making cake pops for Halloween, I frequently use a boxed cake mix and icing from a can. It goes by so much faster!

Can I Make These Cake Pops Ahead of Time?

The cake can be prepared a day in advance. Maintain at room temperature while covered. The cake pops can be frozen for up to 6 weeks or kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Once the coating has fully dried, you can freeze the finished cake pops for up to 6 weeks. Then thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Cake Pops That Look Like Spiders

Why Are My Cake Pops Cracking?

Your Cake Pops For Halloween may be shattering because of extreme temperature variations. If the cake balls are too cold and the melted candy melt is too hot, the cake balls will expand and then contract, causing the coating to split. Make sure the coating isn’t scorching hot when you dip your cake into it to avoid this happening. Before dipping, let your coating cool for a few minutes.

What You Might Need To Make This Recipe:

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So, if you’re looking for a fun and festive Halloween treat, look no further than our Cake Pops For Halloween! We’ve got all sorts of spooky designs that are perfect for your party or get-together. And the best part is that they’re easy to make – just follow our simple instructions and you’ll be on your way to becoming a cake pop pro in no time!

Other Halloween Cake Pop Recipes to Try:

Not sure what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy?  Try our Halloween Candy Granola Bars

Halloween Cake Pops Holder Ideas:

I love looking for cake pop holder ideas all over the internet.  I have found a few of my favorites and linked them for you!

Cake Pops That Look Like Spiders

Cake Pops For Halloween

Yield: 24
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Decorating Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Cute Cake Pops In The Form of Spiders...

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz box Duncan Hines Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 oz bag Wilton Candy Melts, chocolate
  • 1-2 tablespoons frosting, optional
  • .26 oz candy eyeballs
  • 7 oz package Haribo Licorice Lace

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing cake per the instructions on the box. Be sure to include the standard ½ cup of oil in your cake as this will ensure the cake is moist and will bind together as a cake pop. 
  2. When the cake is finished, immediately scoop it out of the pan with a spatula or other utensils. Place the cake in a  stand mixer bowl while it is hot. Be careful to not get burned by the hot cake!
  3. Mix the cake on low speed until it has binded into a ball in the center of the bowl. The cake being both moist and hot will help it stick together. If it is not binding together, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of frosting to assist. The dough should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  4. Once your cake pop dough is ready, take a heaping single scoop with a small ice cream scoop. 
  5. Roll the scoop of cake pop dough into a ball. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  6.  Insert the sticks into the cake pop balls.
  7. Freeze the cake pops for one hour.  The frozen cake pops will keep the cake pops from falling apart in the melted chocolate. For this reason, do not take the cake pops out of the freezer until you are ready to decorate.
  8. While the cake pops are in the freezer, cut your licorice lace to the desired lengths for legs. I used three on each side at about 1 inch in length.
  9. When the cake pops are about to come out of the freezer, add 2 cups of chocolate Candy Melts into a small bowl. Follow directions on the package to melt. Most candy melts will advise you to melt by defrosting in the microwave until melted. Be sure to never add any liquids to your melting candy. If the candy is not smooth enough after melting, add a teaspoon of oil at a time and stir.
  10. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  11. Taking one or two cake pops out of the freezer at a time, begin decorating by spooning the melted chocolate over the cake pop. Shake to even out the chocolate.
  12.  Immediately place the candied eyeballs candies where desired while the chocolate is still wet. Place the licorice lace legs as well. If the chocolate hardens before you can place the licorice, simply dip the end in the chocolate and place it against the cake pop as usual. 
  13. Set the cake pop on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Do not move or bump the cake pops during this time as the licorice may fall. Repeat with the other cake pops. 
  14. If at any point the melting chocolate is not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  15. Store cake pops in the fridge in a ziploc or covered container until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 23mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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