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Snowman Cake Pops: Fun, Festive With No Decorating Skills Required! ☃️

Snowman Cake Pops: Fun, Festive With No Decorating Skills Required! ☃️

Snowman Cake Pops are fun and easy to make—no cake decorating skills required! ☃️ 

Just dip rolled-up white cake into melted white chocolate and you’re practically done. 

If you are a big fan of the Starbucks cake pops, you’ll love these even fresher-tasting and oh-so-satisfying Snowman Cake Pops on a stick!

You know how it is: Now it’s time to make a treat for the kids’ party, and you may not expect it to be grownup-level delicious. 

But these adorable, fun snowman cake pops are easy to put together, stay fresh for a long time because of the full coat of white “snow”, and are just the perfect size for a kids’ treat or office dessert exchange.

They are also really yummy, with a nice balanced vanilla flavor without being cloyingly sweet. 

Use this recipe for how to make snowman cake pops in around three hours with baking the cake and freezing the “naked” cake pops.

You’ll need time to let the cake cool, and to freeze the balls before coating so they stay together when you put in the sticks and coat them in the hot, creamy and melty white chocolate.

All in all, about three hours or so. With a helper, maybe two hours and you can work together to dip and decorate.

Thanks for the inspiration, Tales from the Kitchen Shed! 

We include some tips and our best ideas for how to make this Snowman Cake Pop Recipe turn out great without any cake-decorating skills at all!

Cake pops are cake balls that have been skewered onto wooden or paper sticks and eaten like a lollipop. 

The cake mixture is coated in a chocolate coating and then decorated any way you want. 

These Cake Pop Snowmen are special for the winter holidays and make a special occasion even more fun!

See how these Snowman Cake Ball Pops are sitting primly on their flat bottoms? 

They sit upright all handsome, just waiting for you and your guests to come along and enjoy these four-bite treats!

Pick them up by their popsicle sticks then eat them from the bottom up! Nom nom nom

Tips for making Snowman Cake Pops

• We highly recommend using the highest quality white chocolate you can find. I noticed a big difference in taste between the bags of generic white chocolate chips and Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melts. That said, there’s also a lot of dollars between the two, so do what your budget allows.

• While this recipe calls for a freshly made white cake, you can use leftover baked cake of nearly any kind. Leftover iced cupcakes, pound cake, coffee cake? A white cake works great with cream cheese icing and white chocolate, but why not experiment! Crumble it all up, add the icing and roll them per the recipe. Whatever the flavor of your leftover cake will go into the final snowman cake pops, so keep that in mind.

• A small, high-sided bowl is ideal for melting the white chocolate, because you want depth to help get the snowmen coated completely. For hard to reach areas around the pop stick, you can use a pastry brush or back of a spoon to gently and smoothly coat that area.

• Prepare the Twizzlers and candy corn “noses” as you wait for the naked snowmen to freeze in the freezer.

• After you’ve dipped and decorated your snowman cake balls, if you want to clean up any stray white chocolate solids from the bottom, run a paring knife under hot water and gently slice them away and discard to make your final result a little more insta-worthy. ☃️

• Most cake mixes are NOT able to be eaten raw safely, so this recipe calls for FULLY BAKED cake that you break up and roll into balls. It’s not a raw dough that you are using to make cake pops with. If you don’t want to bake the cake first, your options are:

  • Buy a bakery cake from the local store. Strip off the icing (it’s usually too much, too colorful, or too sweet) and break up the cake, then follow the rest of the recipe. 
  • Heat up your cake mix prior to using and leave out the eggs, per the directions over at Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  • Start off with a safe cookie dough mix that has pre-cooked and pasteurized flour like this one and follow the directions on the package before continuing with decorating the snowmen.

Supplies to gather

Tools:

Ingredients:

  • White cake mix (usually prepared and baked with eggs, oil, water)
  • Ghirardelli White Melting Chocolate or any brand of white chocolate chips
  • Black writing gel or dark frosting for eyes 
  • Candy corn
  • Red Twizzlers

The bottom line

These adorable little snowman cake pops hung out on our counter for a good couple of days, staying fresh in their white chocolate coating. 

So we’d pick one up and enjoy it as a treat, thrilled every time at how delicious these are!

The higher quality the ingredients you use, the tastier these will be, but you can also make them with just a handful of inexpensive ingredients (and even some leftover Halloween candy).

Love to see what other holiday snacks we have in store? Of course you do!

Snowman Cake Pops

Snowman Cake Pops

Yield: 12 snowmen, 24 cake balls
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

These Snowman Cake Pops are fun and easy to make—no cake decorating skills required!

Ingredients

  • ½ c cream cheese frosting
  • 20 oz white melting chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • 4 strips of red Twizzlers candy, separated into 12 strands
  • 6 candy corns
  • Tube of black icing gel or colored dark frosting

1 white cake, baked according to package

  • Eggs
  • oil
  • water

Instructions

  1. Bake the cake in a standard single layer pan, per the instructions on the box.
  2. Allow the cake to cool fully before proceeding. Once it comes to room temp, you can move the cake pan to the freezer to help it cool completely. Set aside.
  3. Prepare a cookie sheet with a length of parchment paper and make room in your freezer. This will be your work surface and will also go into the freezer. Set aside.
  4. Gently separate/unravel the Twizzlers into single strands and cut each long enough to use them as scarves for the snowmen, about 10 inches for each “scarf.” You can gently snip off the ends if they seem too long and to help make them uniform in length. Set aside.
  5. With the paring knife, cut the orange part of the candy corn into very small triangles for the noses of the snowmen. Each candy corn can make two noses. 
  6. In a large mixing bowl, break the cake up into small pieces.
  7. Mix in the cream cheese frosting and stir to combine until it resembles raw cookie dough.
  8. With freshly washed hands or using gloves, form the cake mixture into a 1” ball. 
  9. Place the cake ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press down gently to form a flattened bottom on the cake ball. This will be the bottom half of your snowman so that it sits upright without rolling over.
  10. Form the second ball and place it on top of the first cake ball.
  11. Next, skewer the lollipop stick through the TOP of the two stacked cake balls. (See photos.)
  12. Repeat steps 5 thru 8 until you have used up all of your cake ball mixture.
  13. Place the cake balls in a freezer for 1 hour.
  14. Remove the cake balls from the freezer. 
  15. Add the white chocolate to a small, high-sided microwave-safe bowl and set on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue heating in 15-second intervals and stirring until creamy and completely melted. Don’t overheat. 
  16. Gently remove each snowman from the parchment and dip them one at a time into the white chocolate, gently turning each to coat them completely in the white chocolate. Note: If the white chocolate starts to cool and harden too much to smoothly dip your snowmen, reheat in the microwave a few seconds at a time, stirring thoroughly.
  17. Press a candy corn “nose” into the middle of the top ball on each snowman before the white chocolate coating dries.
  18. Place the coated cake balls back on the parchment paper and allow them to dry. Avoid touching them with your fingers until fully cool and dry, or it will leave fingerprints or damage the coating. You can always fix oopsies with the pastry brush dipped into more warmed chocolate.
  19. Use the tube of black icing to give the snowman eyes and buttons. Set aside undisturbed while the icing sets. 
  20. Plate and enjoy!

Notes

Tools:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Bowl scraper
  • Deep microwave-safe bowl
  • Kitchen scissors 
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer

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