Christmas Elf Cake Pops Recipe

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Christmas Elf Cake Pops Recipe
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Christmas Elf Cake Pops Recipe

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Don't you just want to kiss him? This adorable elf will be pop-ular with anyone who loves PB&J flavor. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 48 lollipop sticks
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups canned chocolate fudge frosting
  • Additional vanilla frosting, red paste food coloring and dark chocolate and candy cane-flavored kisses

Directions

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add jam and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; insert sticks. Freeze for at least 2 hours or refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until cake balls are firm and easy to handle.
Insert cake pops into a styrofoam block to stand. In a microwave, warm vanilla frosting and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spoon over cake pops.
Tint desired amount of additional vanilla frosting red. Using fudge, vanilla and red frostings, pipe hair and faces; top each with a chocolate or candy cane-flavored kiss hat. Let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Elf Cake Pops in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012

Nutritional Facts

1 cake pop: 164 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 48 lollipop sticks
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups canned chocolate fudge frosting
  • Additional vanilla frosting, red paste food coloring and dark chocolate and candy cane-flavored kisses
  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add jam and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; insert sticks. Freeze for at least 2 hours or refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until cake balls are firm and easy to handle.
  3. Insert cake pops into a styrofoam block to stand. In a microwave, warm vanilla frosting and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spoon over cake pops.
  4. Tint desired amount of additional vanilla frosting red. Using fudge, vanilla and red frostings, pipe hair and faces; top each with a chocolate or candy cane-flavored kiss hat. Let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Elf Cake Pops in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012

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jgrabowski User ID: 2923939 197154
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I made these for a kids Christmas party and they disappeared in no time. I did make a few changes. I found that when I dipped the pops in warm frosting, I could never get the frosting to harden. So, I used melted candy coating instead. Also, since I didn't know if anyone at the party would have a peanut allergy, I didn't use peanut butter at all. Instead, I mixed just a tiny bit of brown gel food coloring in with the candy coating to make a skin color."

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