You had me at Cake Pops! Gluten free too? No way!!! MAK (Mom Always Knows) is always looking for yummy, easy and fun things to do with the kiddos and this recipe from Lauren at Delicious Little Bites is all of the above! I hope your littles enjoy making these as much as we did! Let us know how yours turned out in the comments below!
THESE GREEN CAKE POPS ARE THE PERFECT TREAT FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS!
Growing up we always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with our extended family. I’m not even a teeny tiny bit Irish, but I still rocked the “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin every single year! Have you heard the expression that we are all a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day? I am definitely a believer!
It was a fun tradition to have as a kid, so I thought it would be fun to start new traditions with my own kids. Nothing fancy, or big, just a little fun decor and a special treat – Green Cake Pops!
Since making cake pops for the first time on Valentine’s Day, my oldest son has been asking me to make them again! I thought it would be fun to make green cake pops, cover them in white chocolate, and then add fun St. Patrick’s Day designs on them.
Making the cake balls is actually pretty easy. For this recipe, I use a gluten-free box of cake mix. I had no problems getting the cake to stick together to roll into balls with the brand of cake mix and icing that I bought. You can use a homemade recipe or regular box cake mix as well. There is no difference in the directions.
Dipping them in the white chocolate can be a little tricky. I recommend using a small silicone brush to help spread the chocolate around. I use coffee mugs to keep the cake pops upright and not touch each other while the white chocolate is hardening back up.
Decorating these Green Cake Pops gave me a bit of an unexpected challenge. The packet of green candy melts I bought to decorate them with turned out to not be the color green I was going for at all. I was worried I was going to have to scrap the entire recipe because of a lack of decoration!
I finally decided to use green gel food coloring and a toothpick to create the designs. It was super easy and the shade of green is perfect! I’m really happy with the way the cake pops look and taste!
Since the gel food coloring won’t harden, if you will be transporting them, I would recommend using extra vanilla icing dyed green and piping the decorations on instead.
I like the look of the shamrocks and dots to fill in the white space, but you can add swirls and fun St. Patrick’s Day sayings as well!
This St. Patrick’s Day inspired Green Cake Pops recipe is proof that sometimes you have to improvise – and it might just be better than the original plan! I guess you can say the luck of the Irish was on my side!
St. Patrick’s Day Green Cake Pops (Gluten Free Friendly)
- 1 box vanilla cake mix or homemade equivalent (gluten free can be used!)
- green food coloring
- 1-2 Tablespoons vanilla icing plus more for piping the decoration if desired
- 2 Cups white chocolate chips
- Make your cake as you usually would but color the batter green before baking. After the cake has cooled, crumble it into fine crumbs in a large bowl. Add the vanilla cake icing a little at a time until the cake is just moist enough to be rolled into balls. The amount of cake balls will vary depending on how large you make them. I had 20. Place the cake balls in the freezer for at least an hour or two (they can be left in longer if needed).
- Once the cake balls are firm, place your white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on 50% power for a minute. Stir until smooth. If they are not melted enough, cook for another 15-30 seconds, then stir.
- Dip the end of the cake pop stick into the melted white chocolate and then insert it into the cake ball about halfway. Dip the cake ball into the white chocolate and turn to coat. I like to use a silicone brush to help spread the white chocolate around better. Let the cake balls cool, upright (I put them in coffee mugs) not touching each other until set.
Decorate as desired using the remaining icing dyed green or green gel food coloring and a toothpick as I did.
this looks like a fun idea for me to try. my daughter loves cake pops.
I will like to try this recipe. I just saw a cake pop baking tray on sale yesterday and I didn’t buy – With your recipe, I learnt I don’t when meed a fancy tray.
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My daughter and I love making cake pops! What a fun recipe!!! I love the St. Pattys Day theme!
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these cake pops are incredibly adorable! 🙂 I was SO happy when I read they were gluten free too!!
Oh my these are so colorful, love St. Patrick day.
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I hit the submit before I can finished. My web site is http://www.101foodtravel.com. I am definitely decorating for this St. Patrick Day.
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These are precious! I found edible markers so you can write or color on cake pops or cookies. You did a great job and are truly inspirational. I may have to make some of these! My husband always makes Irish Soda Bread.
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Cait Weingartner says
These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea for a St. Patrick’s Day party or to take to the office for a treat. Definitely going to save this recipe for next year!
Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries says
My daughter is obsessed with the cake pops at Starbucks. If I made her some she’d be in heaven 🙂 Yum!!
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Prairie Gal Cookin says
Ughh.. These are too cute. I love them! Green is one of my favorite colors! BTW, your site is beautiful!!
Aww, those are super cute desserts! I’ve never tried to make cake pops at home and they’re usually really expensive at stores!
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Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms says
THEse are adorable and sound so yummy!
This is so nice and creative. Easy to make and I love trying out new things. Excited for this year’s St Patrick day as we have lots of things planned. I hope you enjoy yours too.
wow! these are amazing! Such a great idea. Think I will give them a try 🙂
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These are great! I’ve pinned the. No time for this year but next year I’m going to make them.
This post is making me look forward to St Patrick’s day. I have a friend’s birthday coming up and this cake balls looks like a good idea. thanks for sharing.
These are adorable! And they look so delicate! I wish I had the skills to make them, great job!
Omg how cute are these?! I wish I had your skills for your cute little writing. We’re having a St. Patty’s day party at work and I think I’m gonna give these a try! Thanks!