Basic Cake Pops

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Serving: Serves 50
Prep Time: 1 to 2 Hours

November/December 2019 Dig In Recipe

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Bake cake as directed on box, using a 9x13-inch cake pan; let cool completely. Once cake is cooled, crumble it into a large mixing bowl, making sure to crumble any large pieces; otherwise the cake balls may turn out lumpy.

3. Add half of the frosting and mix until thoroughly combined. The mixture should be moist enough to roll into 1-inch balls; place them on a wax paper-covered baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours in the refrigerator, or place in the freezer for 15 minutes. You want the balls to be firm but not frozen.

4. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt following the instructions on the package; let cool slightly.

5. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in a little of the melted chocolate and insert about halfway into a cake ball. Holding the stick and using a spoon, gently spoon chocolate over the ball, rotating until it is fully covered, letting excess chocolate fall off. Immediately cover with nonpareils or colored sugar or wait until it hardens to decorate with icing. Carefully insert lollipop stick in a Styrofoam block and let harden. Store in refrigerator.

6. Repeat process with white chocolate chips. Decorate as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 147 (Calories from Fat: 63)
Total Fat: 7g (Saturated Fat: 4g)
Protein: 1g
Total Carbohydrates: 23g (Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 18g)
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 82mg