Luck o the Irish Cake Pops

Luck o the Irish Cake Pops
Staff Writer
McCormick

Give the cake pop trend some St. Patrick's Day spirit with green food color and decorate with shamrock sprinkles for a festive dessert, inside and out.

24
Servings
27
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

* If you can't find marshmallow creme, substitute ½ a can of vanilla frosting

* Confectionary coating, also known as almond bark, is used for candy making and coating. It is packaged in wafer form and is available in a variety of colors and flavors, including milk and dark chocolate. It is found in the cake decorating aisle of craft and party stores.

Ingredients

  • package yellow cake mix
  • 2  Teaspoons  green food coloring, preferably McCormick
  • 3/4  Cups  marshmallow creme*
  • One  14-ounce bag white confectionary coating wafers, such as Wilton White Candy Melts*
  • Green sprinkles, for garnish

Directions

Prepare the cake mix as directed on package, adding the food coloring. Bake as directed on package for a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add the marshmallow creme; mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Melt the coating wafers as directed on package. For each cake pop, dip ½ inch of a lollipop stick into the melted coating. Insert dipped end of lollipop stick halfway into a cake ball. Let stand until the coating is set. Dip each cake pop again into the melted coating. Shake gently to remove excess coating. Sprinkle or roll cake pops in green sprinkles, if desired. Place cake pops in Styrofoam blocks or an upside-down egg carton and let stand until the coating is set.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
3g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Calcium, Ca
3mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
6mg
1%
Sodium, Na
12mg
1%
Water
1g
0%

Irish Shopping Tip

Look to specialty stores or the ethnic aisle of your supermarket to find exotic ingredients.

Irish Cooking Tip

Try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.