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cereal cake pops

For anyone worried about my health….aw, you’re too sweet! But don’t worry. I’m still not taxing myself. I made this entire post before I got sick. I even have one more in the wings, so I won’t be taxing myself for at least another week.

My daughter came up with this one. We, fine, I was suckered into buying a pink cake pop at Starbucks (because, if you haven’t heard, they now carry cake pops). I make cake pops, so she’s familiar with the concept, but for some reason, she never got past just licking the Starbucks version. She didn’t actually consume any of it. But I did catch her licking the cake pop, then sticking Cheerios on it. I thought it looked pretty cool. Hence, cereal cake pops. At least this adds a few vitamins, yes?

you will need:*

cake
frosting
big bowl and spoon
baking tray
wax paper
lollipop sticks
candy melts
microwave-safe bowl
Crisco (optional)
Styrofoam block
cereals

*I used store-bought cake mix and frosting. Find lollipop sticks, candy melts and the Styrofoam block at the craft store. I found heavy cereals, like Kix, didn’t work. I used Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Froot Loops.

step one: make your cake pops
I won’t mess with the instructions from the master, but to sum: Bake a cake in a sheet pan, let it cool, and crumble the cake into a large bowl (I divide the cake in four, use only 1/4 of the cake and freeze the rest). Use a spoon and/or your hands to thoroughly mix in 1 1/3 cups of frosting (so I use only 1/3 cup of frosting for a quarter of the cake).

Roll the mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, place on a baking tray lined with wax paper, and freeze for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, move the tray to the fridge.

step two: coat your cake pops
Set up your cereal in bowls and set aside. Melt candy melts (I used purple) in the microwave or on top of a double boiler. In the microwave, heat in a bowl 1 1/2 minutes at 50 percent power, then at 30 second intervals, stirring frequently, until smooth and melted. You may add a teaspoon or two of Crisco to thin if necessary. Candy melts dry very quickly, so work with one cake pop at a time. Dip your lollipop stick tip in the melts, insert into a cake ball and dip into the candy melts to coat completely. Tap the stick gently to let as much drip off as possible, then hold the cake pop over the bowl of cereal, grab a handful of cereal and pour over the cake pop. I took more precision with the Froot Loops, but you have to work fast. Prop the cake pop in a Styrofoam block to dry.

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13 Comments

  1. MrsFoxsSweets
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    These are very cute! Love the Froot Loop ones!
    Best wishes!

  2. Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen}
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    So glad you are home! Your new Twitter pic is cute – I always get confused when people have different pics lol! Don't you just love kids and their ideas?! My 4 year old gives me such inspiration in the kitchen. Cute pops!

  3. Mandy Crandell
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! Breakfast is my favorite meal!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

  4. Stella
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    What a creative little girl! I'm not a big cake pop person, but my love of cereal is boundless.

  5. sherri lynn
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! The Froot Loop ones are the cutest :)

    p.s. I just found your blog and now I'm semi-obsessed with it. All of your cookies are amazing!

  6. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    hello GENIUS…my mom always told me that I lived on cereal alone all four years of college – these would have contributed to the freshman "15"! Hope you are GREAT! Hey, if you are BORED on Saturday, stop by My MAD TEA Party!!!

  7. AlyssaSteffes
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! I want to try the Froot Loop one so bad. These are great party snacks for kids.

    Alyssa Steffes- CoolProducts.com

  8. THE Tough Cookie
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Meaghan, I'm so sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Here's to hoping you're on the mend and that little blip on the radar is just a distant memory now.

  9. Sue
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    What a sweet idea:) Love the froot loops especially!

  10. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey FnF…thanks for the craft gossip feature! Very much..

  11. The Vanilla Bean Baker
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Your daughter had a great idea! Glad that you are taking it easy, continued best wishes for a full recovery.

  12. Mini Baker
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    haha how cute and clever! perfect for a kid's dessert!
    xo,
    mini baker

  13. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Isn't it funny where inspiration comes from?!? I think these are really clever!

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