Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rock Chalk Cake Pops


Win or lose we still love our Jayhawks...and we will eat cake pops.  Yes, Kansas lost the National Championship on Monday but we had a great season and none of us are fair-weather fans. I made these for our party and they were devoured.  I was lucky to have a few to photograph the next day.  I'm not a baker and I was even successful at these!  I know I'm thinking ahead, but tailgates next fall? You betchya!

Ingredients:


-1 box yellow cake mix
-eggs (however many the box calls for...I needed 3)
-butter (follow box ingredients again)
-1/2 can cream cheese icing
-2 pkgs white candy bark (you can get any color at Hobby Lobby or white at the grocery store)
-sprinkles

Other things needed:

-double boiler (or just two different sized pots)
-Popsicle sticks (also found at Hobby Lobby or craft store)
-Styrofoam blocks or large ring




So first you just need to bake the cake according to the box's directions.  It doesn't matter which size of pan you use because you will crumble it later.  I used a 9x13 glass baking dish.  Make sure to follow the high-altitude instructions if you are above 3,000 feet. Also, don't forget to spray the pan so it doesn't stick.




Let the cake cool and crumble into a large mixing bowl.  Add 1/2 the can of cream cheese frosting and use you hand to mix.  It will be somewhat sticky and able to form a large ball.





Now roll the cake mixture into smaller balls and place on a large plate or baking sheet.


You can melt the candy melts/bark in the microwave but I failed miserably when I tried that.  It's easy to overheat this way and then it will turn hard again and will be ruined.  No fun.  I found it much easier to use a double boiler.  If you don't have one just use two pots and stack themselves on each other...bigger on top and smaller on bottom.  Make sure to put a few inches of water in the bottom pot and heat over medium-high.  Stir continuously until the bark melts.  Turn the heat down to low. 



Take the Popsicle sticks and dip one end into the melted bark and stick into a cake ball. Repeat the remaining sticks. Put the plate of cake pops in the fridge for 15 minutes.  This will help them not fall apart when you dip the rest of them.



Working in small batches (keep the un-dipped ones in the fridge as long as possible) dip the balls in the melted bark by leaning the double boiler over a bit to make a deep pool of coating.  Set the ball in on its side and roll until fully coated.  Let some of the extra bark drip off and then stick into Styrofoam. Repeat until they are all covered.  I used to different colors of bark and was happy I did. It just takes a little washing and reheating. Decorate with you sprinkles while the coating is still wet.  If you want to speed up the hardening process place in the fridge or freezer (or outside if it's cold!). Enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. awwww, Rachel. soooo cute!!! and you are right..our team is always a winner in our hearts. they had an awesome season and played with all heart and went all the way to the final game and just ran out of time. but oh, what a fun ride. I miss them already.
    glad to know how to make these pops . love the way you simplify and demonstrate your work. everything always looks so appetizing and simple. ROCKCHALK!!!

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  2. That looks just so yummy...and actualy fairly easy :-) pinning this for future particular ideas....

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  3. These were a hit! So glad to have a go to dessert that can be made for all different themes!

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