I love peppermint. I love cake pops. I love sprinkles.
So this is perfect for me…I might have hid out to eat them all myself and not share with my kids. There is something fun about eating food off of sticks and this is no exception!
As much as I love those rich, gooey, and decadent cake balls made by ripping up cake and adding liquid I could never get them to stay on a stick. So, I bought a cake pop maker (they are super cheap this time of year…I got mine at the grocery store for under $20).ÿ I’ve made pancakes and other fun things with it too!
These cute cake pops are perfect for all your holiday parties and gifts.ÿ Wrap one up individually for a party favor. Take a whole platter for the school party. Give several to the neighbors…get a set of the red Dot Dot tumblers, cut a little piece of styrofoam to insert in the cup, stick 3-4 cake pops in the stryrofoam at various heights (helps to stabilize), put the whole thing in a clear plastic food gift bag, and tie with a festive red ribbon. Six beautiful and easy gifts that are perfect for giving!
Peppermint Cake Pops Recipe Instructions
peppermint cake pops recipe
- 1 box White cake mix, prepared according to box instructions
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- red food coloring
- 2 bags white chocolate chips
- 2-4 tablespoons shortening
- various festive sprinkles
- cake pop or candy sticks
- cake pop maker
- styrofoam or something to stand pops in
- Follow cake pop maker instructions for cooking cake pops.
- Mix prepared cake batter with peppermint extract and red food coloring. (If you are okay with it, taste for peppermint flavor and add more if desired. Or cook one and taste before making all the cake balls.)
- Bake cake pops according to maker, remove, and let cool on baking rack. Once cooled insert a candy stick into each cake ball and stand in Styrofoam or cake pop holder.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate and 2 tbls shortening on high for 45 seconds. Stir. Return to microwave in 20 second intervals stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth (add more shortening if chocolate isn’t thin enough to dip in). Dip cake pops into chocolate using a spoon to help coat the cake. Immediately, dip into a bowl of sprinkles and return to Styrofoam to cool and harden.