Thanksgiving Cake Pops
Who would’ve thought these little Turkey Cake Pops would be so popular!!?
Ok, ok, so as soon as I made them and looked at their googly little eyes, big beak and candy corn tail – I knew. They just have so much personality!
Each one of them. Whether they have a cute face or stink face.
- 1 box spice cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
- ½ cup cream cheese frosting
- 2 packages (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
- 40 Ritz crackers
- 1 bag candy corn
- Sprinkles: hearts and candy eyes
- 40 lollipop sticks
- Styrofoam block (to set cake pops in while drying)
- Optional: Small (1/2″) pretzel pieces (legs)
- Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box.
- Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix thoroughly (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together).
- Chill for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator (you can speed this up by placing in the freezer). While cake mixture is chilling, prepare the “feathers” of the turkeys by gathering the candy corn and round crackers.
- Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK according to the directions on package.
- Dip crackers in chocolate CANDIQUIK and place on wax paper. Before dry, attach 4 pieces of candy corn on the top edge of each cracker. Let dry.
- Roll cake mixture into 1” sized balls; place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Insert a lollipop stick into each cake ball.
- Re-melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK for 15 seconds or until smooth again. Be careful not to overheat.
- Dip cake pops in melted CANDIQUIK, coating completely and allow excess coating to drip off…and work quickly with the following instructions:
- Press a candy corn on the center of the cake pop as the nose. You might need to hold it there for a few seconds so it doesn’t fall over.
- Next, attach the 2 eye sprinkles.
- Finally, press a heart sprinkle (upside-down) below the candy corn nose. (Be careful not to touch the chocolate coating.)
- Before the cake pop is completely dry, press and hold a chocolate coated cracker against the back of the turkey’s head until attached, this should only take about 15 seconds. Place cake pop in the Styrofoam block to dry.
P.S. THESE TURKEY CAKE POPS WERE INSPIRED BY THE TURKEY COOKIES I MADE A WHILE BACK!
IF YOU’VE NEVER MADE CAKE POPS, OR HAD ISSUES WITH CAKE POPS, CLICK HERE FOR MY CAKE POP TUTORIAL!
ALSO VERY CUTE: CHOCOLATE PILGRIM HATS
TURKEY CAKE POPS
These Turkey Cake Pops are so easy to make and will be a hit on your Thanksgiving table. These cute, bite-sized treats are the perfect addition to your holiday celebration and fun for all ages.
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Make these Turkey Cake Pops for your next Thanksgiving or holiday celebration and they will be the most talked-about dish on the table! These little turkeys are easy to make and only take a few special ingredients to transform a chocolate-covered cake ball into a cute little turkey!
If you love fun desserts, check out my other holiday cake pop recipes:
Bunny Carrot Cake Bites
Halloween Bat Cake Pops
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE TURKEY CAKE POPS
- 1 box cake mix (any flavor you like)
- vegetable oil
- 1 can frosting (any flavor you like)
- 1 package chocolate candy coating (bark)
- candy eye sprinkles
- candy corn
- heart sprinkles
- ball sprinkles
HOW TO MAKE TURKEY CAKE BITES
- Make a boxed cake as directed and allow the cake to cool completely. Once the cake has cooled, cut it into small pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Break up the pieces by hand or with a spoon to get small crumbles.
- Add a container of frosting to the cake crumbles and mix to combine.
- Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of cake mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. Place each ball on the wax paper and continue to make balls with the rest of the mixture.
- Melt the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir the coating and continue to melt at 20-second intervals until fully melted. You can also use a double boiler on the stove.
- Using a long-handled spoon or dipping stick, dip each ball into the melted chocolate and coat it completely. Tap off the excess coating and place the ball back on the wax paper. Immediately place two candy eyes, a heart for a snood, a ball for a beak, and 3 candy corns for a tail.
- Allow the turkeys to set completely before enjoying (you can speed up the process in the fridge).
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO DECORATE TURKEY CAKE BALLS
CANDY EYE SPRINKLES
GOLD BALL SPRINKLES
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING THANKSGIVING CAKE POPS
- I used a white cake mix for these cake balls and a vanilla frosting. You can use any flavor combination that you like including chocolate, spice, and yellow cake to name a few.
- To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands while forming the balls, spray them with non-stick spray or place a little vegetable oil on your hands.
- I used the Brach’s Autumn Mix of candy corn that has both yellow and brown colors.
- If you can’t find chocolate bark, you can substitute it with chocolate chips.
- These Turkey Cake Bites will last in the fridge in a covered container for 3-4 days.
- You can easily cut this recipe in half if you don’t want 48 turkeys, make 24 instead!
- My version of cake pops does not have a lollipop stick on the bottom. I find it easier to make, store and serve. Of course, you can add sticks if you want to.