My boys love cake pops. In fact, our whole family does and why wouldn’t we? They are a super sweet treat that is bite size and mess free! Score! And since they are portion perfect, they are great for helping us not to over-eat on dessert. So last weekend I decided to whip up a batch but I wanted to do something a little different. In order to get some inspiration, I took a vote on everyone favorite candy and what we came up with was yummy White Chocolate Reece’s Cups! They are a definitely a favorite in our house! And inspired by those, I put together a delicious cake pop that was a hit in our home! Here’s how you can make them too!
What You Will Need
1 Box of White Cake Mix
1 Box of Vanilla Jell-O
1 Cup of Sour Cream
1/2 Cup of Water
1/2 Cup of Oil
2/3 Cups of Peanut Butter
White Chocolate Candy Melts
1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter Chips
How to Make Them
Start by baking your cake. I like to use a sour cream cake for my cake pops since it is super moist. Mix together your cake mix, jell-o, sour cream, oil, water and eggs and pour them into a baking dish. Bake your cake on 350 degrees for 26 to 30 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
Once your cake is done, allow it to cool COMPLETELY. Then cut it into fourths and crumble up the fourths into a large bowl.
Next, add in your peanut butter and mix it well with your cake. It’s OK if you need to smash it together since you will end up doing that in the end.
Next, pull off golf ball sized portions of dough and roll them into a ball. Be sure to really squish them together so that they don’t fall apart later. Place your cake balls onto a pan and place them in the refrigerator for an hour or so to allow them to set.
Once they have set, you’re ready to dip them! Start by filling a small cup with White Chocolate Chips or Candy Melts. Follow the melting directions for which ever you are using.
Once your chocolate is melted, dip the tip of your lollipop stick into it and then insert it into one of your cake balls.
Allow your chocolate to harden a little to secure your stick and then gently dip the whole cake ball in your melted chocolate and turn int to ensure it is covered completely. Tap the stick gently against the side of your cup to get rid of any excess chocolate and then stick it in a piece of foam and allow your chocolate to harden completely.
Once your chocolate has hardened completely, you’re ready to add the finishing touches. Melt your peanut butter chips in the microwave (or over a double boiler) and add the to an icing bag with a small tip attached. Then pipe some designs onto the top of your cake pops.
Once your design is dry, your cake pops are ready to serve! They look as delicious as they taste!
And when you bite into them, you’re met with a super moist peanut butter and cake mixture that is drool worthy!
I truly hope you enjoy this sweet treat as much as we did!