(Inside: Check out these delicious and simple Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops! They’re adorable and seriously so easy to make! Perfect for a Halloween party!)
Starbucks is an embarrassingly large part of my life.
Between running three businesses and having five kids, Starbucks is basically my lifeline.
And while I might love my extra sweet black and white mocha, my real love is the Starbucks cake pops.
Cake pops are the perfect pick-me-up, and they’re packed with sugar which is basically my favorite thing in the world.
I told my sister I needed to get a fancy cake pop maker so that I could make some super delicious cake pops, and she laughed at me.
See, my sister owned a cupcake business, so cakes are kind of her thing.
She told me, Kaylene, you don’t need a cake pop maker to make cake pops. It’s so much easier than that…
So now, of course, I’m sharing with you these delicious and simple Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops!
Delicious & Simple Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops
Now, the name might be a little bit misleading. These cake pops aren’t pumpkin flavored.
They’re chocolate. Because, again, sweet tooth.
They are decorated like pumpkins, in like the simplest way ever. Make sense?
Oh, and I’m not a baker. I don’t typically do recipes, but I’m trying to start.
Why? Because my kids like fun little treats like this, and sometimes it’s fun for non-crafty moms to get a little crafty!
Aren’t these pumpkins so cute?!
What You Need to Make Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops
- Box Cake Mix (And whatever’s on that box!)
- Lollipop Sticks
- Orange Candy Melts
- Black Icing
(No fancy cake pop maker required!)
How to Make Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops
Make box cake according to directions. Y’all know me. I’m not a real cook. Boxed all the way!
Let it cool. Super cool, not like “warm” but like, super cooled!
Now the fun part. If you’ve got sensory kids like I do, this will be their very favorite part! You’re going to break up your cake and put it into a large bowl.
Add some frosting to the mixture.
And now you mix! Get your hands in there and dig around. Mix the cake with the frosting and have fun with it!
Once you’ve got a nice mixture, start rolling it into little cake pop size balls.
Stick a lollipop stick in each cake pop ball, and pop them in the fridge to harden up a bit.
While they’re hardening, you’re going to want to melt your orange candy melts. Make sure they don’t burn!
Dip your cake pops in your melted candy until they’re fully covered.
Use black icing to draw on Jack-o-Lantern face, or use green icing at the top to leave them as faceless pumpkins.
Aren’t these absolutely adorable? They were SO easy, and my kids thought I was the coolest mom ever!
I love doing these super fun Halloween activities because they let me have fun and connect with the kids even though the season is crazy busy.
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