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Spooky Popcorn Cake Pops

Spooky Popcorn Cake PopsThese spooktacular cake pops are sure to be a Halloween party hit.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 cups popped popcorn
1/2 of an (11.5 ounce) store-bought pound cake
3/4 cup canned vanilla frosting
8 ounces candy melts (assorted colors) for coating*
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
18 lollipop sticks
Decorations for Cake Pops: miniature chocolate chips, blue and red food gel, miniature chewy chocolate candies, food safe markers
Styrofoam block

Cooking Directions:

  1. Process popcorn in food processor until coarsely chopped.
  2. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add popcorn and frosting, stirring with fork until mixture is evenly moistened.
  3. Form mixture evenly into 18 balls. For Ghosts, roll into an elongated triangle creating a distinct head and body.
  4. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; freeze 20 minutes.
  5. Melt candy melts according to package directions. If using white, stir in vegetable oil. Color as desired using candy color.
  6. Remove popcorn cake balls from freezer. Dip tips of lollipop sticks into candy melts; insert no more than halfway into center of balls. Let sit 3 minutes until set.
  7. Dip one ball into melted candy melts to cover completely. Gently tap stick against side of bowl so excess melts drips off. Immediately decorate as desired (candy melts harden quickly).
  8. To Decorate: Use white candy melts for ghost (pumpkins/orange, one-eyed purple monsters/purple); miniature chocolate chips for eyes and mouth; shape small piece of chewy chocolate candy for pumpkin stem and attach with candy melt; spread melted white candy melts in center of ball to create monster eye, use blue gel for iris, red gel for veins.
    Poke sticks into Styrofoam block to dry completely.

Makes 18 cake pops.

*May use 8 ounces white candy melts with oil based candy color to achieve desired color (purple for One Eyed Purple Monster; orange for Pumpkin).

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.