Rudolph Cake Pops Recipe

These Rudolph-inspired reindeer cake pops are sure to delight your littlest Christmas party guests.
Reindeer Cake Pops

Rudolph Cake Pops

These Rudolph-inspired cake pops are sure to delight your little guests. To make, form balls of any baked cake mixture with your hands and chill for about 1 hour, then insert a lollipop stick into each ball and dip in melted chocolate. Chill until set, then decorate with marshmallows, cherries and pretzels. To finish off, insert a striped straw into each stick and decorate with a piece of ribbon. Display them upright in a white container filled with a block of floral foam. Top the container with fake snow and a printable candy jar label.

By: Cristina Bird
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Makes about 20 pops

Ingredients

1 9-inch round cake, crusts removed
1 cup of frosting (buttercream or ganache)
10 ounces milk chocolate

For decoration:
Lollipop sticks
Cellophane treat bags (optional)
Striped straws
Ribbon
Mini marshmallows for eyes
Flat cookies for snout
Maraschino cherries for red nose
Pretzels for antlers

Directions

Place cake in large bowl and crumble with fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. Mix in prepared frosting.

Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll in hands to form a ball. Tip: Use a small ice cream or cookie scoop for more uniform sizes.

Place cake balls onto a tray lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. Tip: In a hurry? Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Melt chocolate over a double-boiler or in the microwave, heating at 30 second intervals until completely melted.

Remove cake balls from the refrigerator. Dip the tip of cake pop stick into melted chocolate, then insert halfway into cake ball. Holding the tip of the stick dip entire cake pop in chocolate and gently tap off excess chocolate.

Place on a polystyrene block or cake dummy and insert the pretzels antlers. Allow to set. Use the remaining melted chocolate to “glue” on the snout, red nose and eyes. Decorate the eyes with the tip of a lollipop stick dipped into the melted chocolate. Allow to dry.

When dry, insert a stripped straw on the outside of each lollipop stick. To transport or use as a favor, cover each pop with a cellophane treat bag and decorate with a piece of ribbon.

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