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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a St. Paddy's Day dessert worth dancing a jig over. From the rich chocolate coating to the sweet cake filling to the sour pucker of the rainbow candy, these cake pops are a goldmine of flavor and fun. As a festive nod to that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, they are sure to be your lucky charms for impressing guests at your St. Patrick's Day gathering.
Things You’ll Need
Cake pop sticks
Dark chocolate candy melts
Yellow decorating icing
Airhead rainbow candy belts
Gold candy pearls
Bake your favorite yellow cake recipe, either homemade or boxed. Let it cool completely and then crumble it in a bowl with a fork.
Add two to three tablespoons of white frosting to the cake crumbs, and mix it together until it forms a batter.
Use a mini ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon to scoop the batter. Roll it into balls, and place on a parchment-lined tray.
Melt a tablespoon of the chocolate candy melts in a small microwaveable bowl for 30 seconds. Dip each cake pop stick into the melted candy and then immediately insert it into a cake ball. Freeze the cake pops for 15 minutes to firm up their shape.
Remove the cake pops from the freezer. Melt the remaining chocolate candy melts in a tall mug or glass, and then dip each cake pop into the melted candy. Let the excess drip off, then gently press each cake pop onto the parchment-lined tray to create a flat edge that will serve as the top of the cauldron.
Let the cake pops cool until the candy coating is completely hardened, then stick them right-side up in a cake pop stand or some floral foam. Pipe a mound of yellow decorating icing in the center of each cake pop.
Cut the Airhead rainbow candy belts into small diagonal segments — this will help them stand upright — and stick one in the center of each yellow icing mound. Garnish each cake pop with gold candy pearls.
Display in a cake pop stand or a green cauldron (filled with floral foam) for an extra festive touch. Erin go Bragh!