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DIY Pot of Gold Cake Pops

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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.

DIY Pot of Gold Cake Pops

Things You’ll Need

  • Yellow cake

  • White frosting

  • Cake pop sticks

  • Dark chocolate candy melts

  • Yellow decorating icing

  • Airhead rainbow candy belts

  • Gold candy pearls

  • Cauldron (optional)

Person holding chocolate pot of gold cake pop

Step 1

Bake your favorite yellow cake recipe, either homemade or boxed. Let it cool completely and then crumble it in a bowl with a fork.

Crumbling yellow cake in a bowl with a fork

Step 2

Add two to three tablespoons of white frosting to the cake crumbs, and mix it together until it forms a batter.

Stirring frosting into cake crumbs to form batter

Step 3

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.

Placing rolled cake ball onto parchment-lined baking tray

Step 4

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.

Cake pop sticks inserted into each cake ball and secured with melted chocolate

Step 5

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.

Three cake pops coated in chocolate candy and placed onto parchment-lined tray

Step 6

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.

Piping yellow icing onto center of cooled cake pop

Step 7

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.

Chocolate cauldron cake pop garnish with yellow icing, rainbow candy and 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!

Chocolate pot of gold cake pops displayed in green cauldron Chocolate pot of gold cake pops displayed in green cauldron

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