Chocolate Candy Cane Cake Pops With PEEPS {Recipe}

I was so excited when Peeps reached out to me to participate in their online advent calendar and asked me to create a recipe using PEEPS from their holiday line. I love that PEEPS have expanded past their status as an Easter treat and was excited to bake with them. PEEPS sent me their Candy Cane flavored PEEPS that were dipped in chocolate. I decided to make cake pops with them and love how they turned out!

Here’s the recipe to make these Chocolate Candy Cane flavored cake pops!

Yield: 30 Cake Pops

Materials needed:

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix and any ingredients required (water, eggs, oil, etc)
  • 2 bags of candy melts
  • 6 PEEPS
  • container of chocolate frosting
  • lollipop sticks
  • candy canes or sprinkles (optional)
  • Piece of styrofoam

Directions:

  • Prepare cake mix according to box directions and let cool
  • Once cool use your hands to crumble cake into bowl
  • Cut 6 PEEPS into small pieces
  • Add PEEPS pieces and container of frosting to crumbled cake and stir together
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls
  • Melt about 15 candy melts and dip one end of lollipop sticks in frosting and then push into cake balls
  • Place balls in freezer for 30 minutes to one hour to harden
  • Melt ½ of the candy melts in a bowl and dip cake pops using the stick as a handle.
  • When done with each cake pop stick the opposite end of the stick in the Styrofoam so that candy melt coating can harden. At this point add sprinkles or crushed candy cane if desired.
  • Melt more candy melts as needed.

If you enjoyed this recipe make sure to follow along in December when PEEPS features 24 recipes (including mine) on their Facebook page. To find more PEEPS recipes, crafts and other fun holiday ideas visit www.Facebook.com/PeepsBrand/adventcalendar.

(Disclosure: As stated above, I recieved PEEPS to use in my recipe.)

Comments

  1. Your cake pops made with Peeps are the cutest I’ve ever seen. I like the candy cane sprinkles also – makes me feel “Christmas-y”. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! Reia from http://www.southcountrysides.blogspot.com

  2. diane says:

    Just wanted to let you know that your recipe was featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday! Thanks for linking up and hope you come join again! http://www.turningclockback.com/2013/11/whats-dinner-let-whats-cooking-wednesday-inspire.html

  3. heather says:

    These are so cute and creative and just perfect for a child’s birthday party. I have got to keep this idea for the future thanks so much for sharing this one and have a great day.

  4. Momma Jo says:

    Thank you for sharing your blog post on the Hearts for Home blog hop last week. Your post has been selected to feature on Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy’s Hearts for Home, Christmas themed, blog hop this week. Congratulations!!!

    Please be sure to grab the “I was featured button” to place on your blog.
    http://www.monstersed.co.za/2013/11/14/hearts-home-blog-hop-22-christmas/

  5. shelly peterson says:

    These look super cute! I havent tried these peeps yet but will have to buy some and try making these.

  6. Daraya says:

    Mmm! I like making cake pops for family and friends, but they take so long to make! :)

  7. Brandi says:

    These are so cute! I think it’d be a great activity to do with children over the holiday break, too.

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