Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I made these cake pops last week for my boyfriend’s holiday work party and I couldn’t wait to share them with you. Believe it or not, this was my first attempt at cake pops and I am totally smitten. I don’t know how I lasted this long without making some. They are so incredibly easy and so much fun to eat!
For months, I have seen oreo cake pops all over the internet and I knew I had to try them. Most people rave about pops made simply with crushed oreos and cream cheese. I tried this combination, but I wasn’t a fan. I was skeptical about the recipe at first since I only really like cream cheese on a bagel or in a cheesecake. I tried the recipe anyways, but the end result tasted too strongly of cream cheese for me and I was left wanting more oreo flavor.
For my second attempt, I combined chocolate cake, crushed oreos and a little bit of vanilla frosting. This was a huge success. The cake pops had a strong oreo flavor and an extra burst of chocolate from the chocolate cake. These are so perfectly moist, you may wonder whether you are eating cake or fudge.
Cake pops are the perfect treat for a holiday party because they don’t take much time to make and they are a fun way to turn cake into a finger food. I found cute lollipop sticks at the party store, but you could also use paper straws. The pops are coated in Wilton vanilla candy melts and only take about 30 minutes to set in the fridge. You could also coat the pops in milk or dark chocolate and decorate with festive sprinkles, candies, or nuts.
With all the variations of oreos out these days, you can have a lot of fun making a variety of oreo cake pops. So go buy some oreos and make these for gifts, your next party or just for yourself!
Oreo Cake Pops
Yield: about 30 1-inch cake pops
3/4 of a 9 x 13″ pan of chocolate cake (box mix or this recipe)
1 package of oreos, crushed into a fine crumb in a food processor
Heaping 1/3 cup vanilla frosting
2 bags of Wilton vanilla candy melts, found at most party or craft stores (note: you could also try using melted white chocolate)
About 30 lollipop sticks
Crumble the chocolate cake into a large bowl. Add crushed oreos and frosting. Stir until everything is combined and a sticky dough forms. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Place baking sheet or plate into fridge for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt candy melts according to package instructions. Remove cake balls from fridge. Dip the tip of each lollipop stick into the melted candy melts and then push each stick into a cake ball. Dip the cake ball into the melted candy melts and turn to coat evenly. Use a spoon for help if needed.
Place dipped cake pop back on parchment lined plate or baking sheet and decorate immediately. Then place cake pops into fridge for 30 minutes- 1 hour to set. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.