Vanilla Peppermint Pops
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Serves: 40
  • 2 packages (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients required for cake mix)
  • ½ cup cream cheese frosting
  • 1½ cups round hard peppermint candies
  • 40 lollipop sticks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place candies on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven and use the back of a spoon to press candies flat. Cool.
  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).
  4. Roll mixture into 1” sized balls; place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
  5. Insert a lollipop stick into each cake ball.
  6. Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating according to directions on package.
  7. Dip cake pops in melted CANDIQUIK®, coating completely and allow excess coating to drip off; dip cake pops in crushed peppermints and place on wax paper to set.
  8. Once set, use a dab of CANDIQUIK® to attach cake pops to peppermint disks.
If cake balls start to fall off the stick while being dipped, place remaining cake balls in the refrigerator for an additional 20-30 minutes.
Recipe by Miss CANDIQUIK at