This week I've been busy getting ready for a little Christmas party that I've hosting for the Discussion Group Leaders and Mentor Moms from my MOPS group. One of the treats that I'm making are Sweet and Salty Cake Pops. One thing that I love about these is that you can make them a few days in advance and keep them in an air tight container in the freezer until the day of your party.
First, make a cake. After it's baked and cooled, crumble it into a bowl.
Add a container of frosting to the crumbled cake. Normally, I use cream cheese frosting for my cake pops but, since I'm making these for a bunch of moms, I decided to go with chocolate on chocolate.
With a spoon, thoroughly mix the crumbled cake and frosting together. Next, form small balls and put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer to chill.
Leave them in the freezer for at least a half hour and go get busy doing something else. I went and took pictures of Christmas lights......
When the cake balls are chilled, melt a few candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.
Dip long pretzel sticks into the melted candy melts and stick them into the cake balls. Put them back in the freezer for a few minutes to get cold and hard again.
While they are chilling, crush up pretzels. I put my pretzels in a ziplock bag and then rolled them out with a rolling pin (thanks Sally for the suggestion!).
Melt the rest of the candy melts, dip the cake pops in the melted chocolate and then roll them in the crushed pretzel. Have a jar or another narrow container in your freezer to set the cake pops in, immediately after rolling them in the crushed pretzel. They only take a moment to harden in the freezer and then they can be laid out on a plate or put into a container to store them.
Sweet and Salty Cake Pop!