It’s that time of year again when the air gets colder, leaves turn golden, and our hearts warm with gratitude – yes, it’s Thanksgiving! As we gather around the table laden with delicious traditional dishes like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie; let’s add a delightful twist this year. How about bringing in some sweetness in bite-sized form? That’s right! We are talking about Thanksgiving cake pops.
These tiny treats have quickly become a favorite for many during any occasion – from birthdays to baby showers and now even at Thanksgiving. They not only taste divine but also look adorable. The best part is they aren’t as hard to make as you might think.
So why not take the plunge and try your hand at making these cute little desserts for your upcoming holiday feast? This blog post will guide you through an easy-to-follow recipe for these tantalizingly tasty cake pops.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Before we get started on the process of making these delicious cake pops, here is a list of ingredients you will need:
- One box of spice or pumpkin-flavored cake mix (including required eggs and oil)
- 1/2 cup frosting (cream cheese works great)
- White chocolate melts or candy coating
- Fall-themed sprinkles
- Lollipop sticks
You can easily find all these ingredients at your local grocery store or online.
Let’s Get Baking
Follow the instructions on the box to bake your spice or pumpkin-flavored cake. Once done, let it cool down completely before moving onto the next step.
After ensuring that your cake has cooled down entirely (a crucial step), crumble it up into fine crumbs using either your fingers or a food processor. Make sure there are no large lumps left behind because we want our cake pops smooth!
Mix in half a cup of frosting into your cake crumbs. You can adjust the quantity as per your preference, but remember that adding too much frosting can make the cake pops overly moist and difficult to handle.
Let’s Shape ‘Em Up
Once you’ve mixed the frosting and cake crumbs thoroughly, it’s time to shape them into balls. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to take out small portions of the mixture and roll it between your palms until they form smooth, round balls.
Place these balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After shaping all of them, put this baking sheet in your freezer for about 20 minutes or until they are firm enough to hold their shape while being dipped in melted chocolate.
Time for Some Chocolatey Goodness
While waiting for our cake balls to harden, we can prepare our candy coating. Melt white chocolate melts according to package instructions. Make sure not to overheat it as that could cause the coating to seize up and become unworkable.
Take out your chilled cake balls from the freezer; insert a lollipop stick about halfway through each one of them – now they’re officially becoming ‘pops’!
Dip each cake pop into melted white chocolate until fully coated then gently tap off any excess. Before the coating dries completely, shower some fall-themed sprinkles onto each pop for an added festive touch.
Finally, place these beauties upright in a styrofoam block or pop stand until their outer shell hardens entirely.
Ta-da! Your Thanksgiving Cake Pops Are Ready
And there you have it! A step-by-step guide on how to make deliciously cute Thanksgiving Cake Pops. They are not only eye-catching but also incredibly tasty. Plus, kids absolutely love them (so do adults)!
So why wait? Get started on making these lovely treats right away! Remember: practice makes perfect. So even if they don’t turn out perfect the first time, don’t get discouraged. Keep trying, and soon enough, you’ll have these little sweet treats down to a science!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with love, laughter, and lots of yummy food – including your new addition of Thanksgiving cake pops!