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Christmas Cake Pops: the fun, festive bite-sized dessert recipe

Total time: 45 Min + Chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 20 people
By Cookist

Christmas cake pops are an ideal delicious festive dessert to make for your Christmas party this year. They're made with moist, fluffy cake in a round form and dipped in irresistible colored candy coating and chocolate. They're a wonderful individual dessert that's perfect for feeding a crowd.

The best part is that you can customize your Christmas cake pops however you like. Use your favorite cake mix  and decorate your cake pops in any festive theme. Transform them into cute reindeer, friendly snowmen, or jolly Santas to delight your loved ones.


Tips for the Best Christmas Cake Pops

Use any flavor of cake mix you prefer. Vanilla, chocolate, lemon, German chocolate, red velvet, and coffee are a few delicious options to try.

Planning a large holiday party? You can make your Christmas cake pops up to a few weeks in advance, especially if you store them in the freezer.

Christmas Cake Pops Variations

Try decorating your Christmas cake pops for an extra festive flair. Crushed candy canes, pretzels, candy eyes, festive snowflake sprinkles, and shredded coconut are all great options.

If you don't have a cake pop mold, you can bake a regular cake and crumble it into a large bowl. Next, beat the frosting into the cake until completely combined, shape the mixture into round balls. Finally, set them on a cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and put the trays in the freezer for half an hour to set.


How to Store Christmas Cake Pops

Place the cake pops in an airtight container with pieces of parchment paper in between each layer. Put them in the fridge and enjoy them within two to 4 weeks.

Can You Freeze Christmas Cake Pops?

Absolutely! Cake pops freeze well, making them a perfect make-ahead dessert. Once they've set, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and freeze them for up to 6 weeks. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before serving.


candy coating, chopped (red, green, vanilla, chocolate-flavored)
12 ounces
semisweet, dark, white chocolate, chopped
12 ounces
lollipop sticks
cake mix
1 box

How to Make Christmas Cake Pops

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, make the cake batter according to the instructions on the box.

Pour the batter into a piping bag and pour it into a silicone semi-sphere mold.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool.

Place the candy coating and chocolate into two separate bowls. Place them in the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals until melted. Dip a lollipop stick in the chocolate. Poke the stick into a cake ball. Repeat until all the balls have sticks in them.

How to decorate Christmas Cake Pops

Combine each colored candy coating and chocolate in a different pot. Heat until melted over low heat. Transfer the mixture into different glasses. Dip some cake pops into the white one.

Decorate them like snowmen.

Dip some cake pops into green candy coating.

Coat some with Christmas sprinkles.

Decorate other green cake pops with candies and edible snow flakes items.

Dip other cake pops into melted chocolate.

Decorate them like reindeers or Rudolph by using red candies, mini pretzels and edible eyes.

Leave the cake pops to set in the fridge. Let the cake pop stand at room temperature for about half an hour before serving. Enjoy!


Use baking chocolate for your cake pops.

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