- 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
- 1-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 packages (11 ounces each) Kraft caramel bits
- 1/4 cup water
- 39 lollipop sticks
- 1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
- Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding the apples after mixing. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool completely.
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
- Crumble one cake layer into a large bowl. (Save remaining cake for another use.) Add brown sugar mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Arrange on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- In a large saucepan, combine caramel bits and water. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Dip ends of lollipop sticks into caramel and insert into cake balls. Dip balls in caramel; roll bottoms in peanuts. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 39 cake pops.
Reviews for Caramel Apple Cake Pops
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"I loved the picture and it sounded great and tasting for the holidays. I made it and was running an hour late waiting for them and dippin them...after all said and done i tasted one and was unhappy. Everyone asked me if I forgot to bake them. I should have just lefted it the pretty spice cake and made a caramel glaze."
"This recipes taste was really good, but unless you kept the pops frozen they were difficult to work with (1 frozen them for 2 days and were still hard to handle) and forget about trying to transport them, they stick so badly to whatever they come in contact with. It was a lot of work for something that wasn't worth it. DON'T ATTEMPT TO EVEN DO IT!"
"Too much work and waste. Ideal recipe for a bakery."
"The flavors all came together really nicely, but the caramel coating was a hot mess. The pops stuck to the plate and were very heavy and hard to handle. I think I would do a candy coating next time with caramel drizzle and nuts."