Who would’ve thought these little guys 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.
So I couldn’t help but share the photo with you on Facebook before I actually had the directions written up.
But here ya go -
p.s. these cookies we did a while ago, they were my inspiration!
Printable directions for the cookies here: TurkeyCookies
Turkey Cake Pops
Yield: approx. 40 cake pops
· 2 packages (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK® Coating
· 1 box spice cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
· 1/2 of a (16 oz) container cream cheese frosting
· 40 lollipop sticks
· 1 bag (18.5 oz) candy corn
· Sprinkles: hearts and candy eyes
· Styrofoam block (to set cake pops in while drying)
· Optional: Small (1/2″) pretzel pieces (legs)
1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box.
2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix thoroughly (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together).
3. 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.
4. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK according to the directions on package.
5. 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.
6. Roll cake mixture into 1” sized balls; place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Insert a lollipop stick into each cake ball.
7. Re-melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK for 15 seconds or until smooth again. Be careful not to overheat.
8. 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, drop (literally) a heart sprinkle (upside-down) below the candy corn nose. You just have to be careful not to touch the chocolate coating.
As you can see from the photo below, mine isn’t perfectly straight.
Don’t laugh. He was my first turkey pop. And he’s still missing his feathers.
9. 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.
Oh dear. Poor thing. He just looks frightened. Probably because after he gets his photo taken, he’s mine.
TIP: If cake balls start to stick, get gooey, or fall of the stick when dipping, place remaining cake balls in the refrigerator for an additional 20-30 minutes.