Cookie Dough Truffles

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Looking for a simple but fun dessert idea?  You should try making Bakerella’s Cookie Dough Truffles.  I made these cute little cookie dough truffles for a 4th of July party last year and they were a hit!  I mean, who does not love cookie dough dipped in a chocolate coating?!?  YUM!

Cookie dough truffles cake pops

Let’s get this party started, all you need is:

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
chocolate candy coating
Large toothpicks or other type of stick

Grab a bowl and and electric mixer. Whip the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes. Next, mix in the milk and vanilla.  Add flour and salt and mix on low until combined and then fold in chocolate chips.

Cookie dough truffles recipe

Chill dough for about 30 minutes to make more firm.  Roll the dough into bite size balls.

Cookie dough truffles

Pop in the sticks and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Be careful not to freeze for too long or the balls will be too cold and will crack the coating.

Cookie dough truffle cake pops

Melt your chocolate coating and dip each ball to throughly coat.  If out in the sun, the balls will start to melt and get really messy.  Chill until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

Cookie dough truffles cake pops

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

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As summertime is winding to an end, I just realized that I never shared the awesome cake pops that I made for Clem’s 6th birthday.  Mel planned the theme of ice cream social, so I knew immediately what I must do…make ice cream cone cake pops!

Summertime ice cream cone cake pops

How cute are these right? I decided to go with pink and white after searching around for inspiration on Pinterest. If you are looking for any baking ideas, check out my Cute Baking Ideas board. I love dreaming of fun and yummy treats to make!

Ice cream cone cake pops made by hand

First step for these little beauties was to gather my supplies.  Since Clem was planning to have about 15 kids plus a few possible siblings at her party, I planned to make 24 cake pops.  I decided to take on Funfetti again, even after my debacle when making the puppy cake pops last year, but opted for whipped vanilla frosting in hopes that the cake balls would hold up better.

How to make ice cream cone cake pops for a summer time party

I originally planned to buy mini ice cream cones like these on Amazon, but being the procrastinator I am, it was one week before the party and it would take about 10 days for those adorable little cones to ship.  So instead I ran by CVS on my way home one night and grabbed two boxes of the only ice cream cones they had.  Then I went to work making them mini!

Ice cream cone for cake pops

This step was easy as long as you take your time.  The best method it to slowly score around the rim of the cone with your knife increasing pressure to cut through.  If you push to hard on one side you can break the cone, so be careful.

Turning ice cream cones into ice cream cake pops

Once all the cone we cut to size, the next step was to make a hole through the bottom for the stick to poke through.

DIY Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

This also required cutting out a little middle piece of the cone to clear the path.

How to make ice cream cones for cake pops

Once all of the cone were ready to go, it was time to focus on the cake ball formations.  If you have never made cake pops before, check out my post about making cake pops.  It goes into more details about type of cake, cake to frosting ratios, etc. For these cake pops I made the cake balls a bit more oval and flattened.  It helped to fill out the top of the ice cream cone better.

Ice Cream Cake Pops

Now it was time to assemble the pops.  Step one was to poke a hole into the bottom of the cake ball and insert the stick with a little of the melted candy coating to help it hold.

Amazing ice cream cake pops

Make sure it is firm and straight, then set aside for a moment.

Ice Cream Cake Pops-YUM!

Next I took the cone and dipped just the top of the rim into the candy melts.

Yummy ice cream cake pops

From here I threaded the cone onto the stick and pressed the ice cream cone onto the bottom of the cake ball.

Decorating Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

I then took a tiny bit of candy melt to seal the hole on the base of the cone to the stick for a little added to support.

Amazing ice cream cone cake pops

Repeat over and over again allowing the cones to dry upside down.

How to make ice cream cone cake pops

The result, an amazingly secure cake pop.  Once assembled these were the easiest cake pops to dip and decorate because they we adhered well to the stick in multiple places.

Easy to make ice cream cake pops

Now the fun of decorating!! Dip the cake ball into the candy melt to fully coat.

DIY Ice Cream Cake Pops

Swirl around and tap to get the melt to run down the side of the cone naturally.  You can use a spoon to help get it started if necessary.  The beauty of these pops it that they are meant to look messy like melting ice cream, so it hard to go wrong.  My favorite type of decorating :)

making cute ice cream cake pops

Allow the first coating to set a bit before adding the topping layer or the colors will start to blend.  The second layer is best added by simply dripping it on with a spoon and shaking around again to get a natural drip pattern.

Decorating Ice Cream Cake Pops

Now the final touches…M&Ms!

Decorating DIY Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

While the topping it still wet I added one red M&M as the cherry and random sprinkles.  I rigged a great drying rack for these pops out of a box I had laying around.

making ice cream cake pops

Last but not least I opted to individually wrap each pop in a plastic dessert bag and tie to make them more of a party favor than the main dessert, since we were hosting an ice cream bar at the party.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops for a Summer Time Party

There you have it.  Super cute ice cream cone cake pops!

Summer time ice cream cone cake pops

Saint Patrick’s Day Cake Pops

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Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  Last year I made yummy cake pops for my family, but never got around to sharing them.  So…here they are!

St. Patty's Day Cake Pops

These cake pops are chocolate inside and the candy coatings are chocolate, peanut butter, mint chocolate and vanilla.  If you are wonder how they are made, check out my post all about how to make cake pops easily.

St. Patty's Day Cake Pops-YUM!

I made sure to decorate all the mint chocolate coated cake pops alike to tell them apart from the chocolate coated ones.  It made most sense to give them a pretty green swirl.

Saint Patrick's Day Cake Pops

The mint chocolate ones tasted so good and reminded me of Thin Mint cookies! Continue reading »

Winter Cake Pops

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With the cold temperatures outside this week, I figured now was a great time to show off the cake pops I made for Little G’s birthday back in December.  She had requested pink cake pops, and how can you turn down the cutest 3 year old niece?  Since she is a December baby (like me) I went ahead and made her cake pops winter themed :)

Pink & Blue Holiday Cake Pops

I decided to make these ones chocolate, after my fiasco with Funfetti Cake on Big C’s puppy cake pops.  The cake balls held up like I expected and I had a much better time making these ones this time.  I had planned on doing pink and speckled white, but the white speckled candy melts I bought caused the same problems as Funfetti cake, so after a couple failed attempts I switched the light blue and pink.  

Here are the chocolate cake balls ready to be dipped.  If you have never made cake pops before, check out my tutorial on how to make cake pops.

Making chocolate cake pops
I was able to find some great festive supplies at Joann’s including candy snowflakes, white sprinkles, and candy cane sprinkles.

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Puppy Cake Pops

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For my pretty niece Clem’s 5th birthday, she requested a pet theme party, that morphed into a puppy theme party.  I offered to be in charge of desserts and immediately did some searches on Pinterest to get inspired on cute puppy themed treats.  I knew for sure I wanted to tackle cake pops again, and found a few great ideas.  Here are my puppy cake pops!

Puppy Party Cake Pops

They did not turn out exactly as I was planning due to a few technical errors, but overall they were a hit :)  For the basics on making cake pops, check out my post how to make cake pops.  For this batch I chose to use “funfetti” cake and frosting, and that may have been my biggest mistake.  I love the taste of funfetti cake, but I think it weakened the cake balls and made for a huge headache.  I had a serious meltdown in the kitchen.  Each time I stuck a cake ball on the stick and started dipping it in the melts, it would start breaking and sliding down the stick. My solution after cursing and throwing a few things…make the cake pops ball side down. Continue reading »