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Happy New Year Cake Pops

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 box (18.25oz.) Cake mix of your choice and ingredients to prepare
  • 1 16oz. container of frosting (your choice of complimenting flavor)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • 3 pounds candy coating

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Prepare cake in a 9” x 13” x 2”-inch pan that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 32 to 35 minutes. Cool completely.

With your hands, crumble the cooled cake into small pieces a large bowl. (If there are any brown edges on your cake, remove before crumbling)  Add 3/4 of container of frosting, you will not need extra frosting for this project.  Using a large metal spoon, mix frosting into the crumbled cake, the mixture should be moist enough to roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and keep shape.

Place cake balls on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet  and 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 and not frozen.

Melt candy coating in a deep cup and microwave according to directions on package.  Place stick into cake ball and holding the bottom of a pop, dip it into the melted coating.  You can turn it upside down and swirl in a circular motion and can use a toothpick to touch up any uncoated area.  Repeat until all cake pops are coated.

Immediately decorate candy coated pops and return to waxed sheet or place stick in Styrofoam block to let dry.

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