Celebratory sweets are my jam! When it comes to holidays I don’t think there is nothing more fun than creating dishes and sweets around the special day. Today I have a fun and easy 4th of July Cake Pops recipe that the kids (and the the adults) will love!
Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic AND a global uprising, the 4th of July holiday is a fun one for the kids. Lots of fireworks and fun times and maybe even some BBQ! Being with friends and family during this crazy and hectic time can be soothing.
My kids love everything CAKE (I mean who doesn’t?!). So these cake pops are right up their alley! I am also a fan of the cake on a stick trend–not quite sure when this happened but they are quite delightful.
The look really pretty and most of all you don’t feel super guilty if you have one, if you have four cake pops however, I will NOT judge you.
4th Of July Cake Pops
These red white and blue cake pops are so fun and will look great on a decorative patriotic table! The types of sweets require a little work and elbow grease in the process. Plus you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry.
My favorite place to get festive sprinkles from is Michaels, but you can likely get them from any grocery store. If you DO end up getting your items from the craft store, be sure to pick up the cake pop sticks from there too! I can’t even tell you guys how many times I’ve walked in that store for crafty things and ended up in the baking aisle for hours.
- 1 Duncan Hines Classic White cake box mix (or your preferred cake mix, simply follow the directions on the back of your cake box)
- - 3 eggs
- - 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- - 1 cup of water
- - 1 10-oz bag of Ghirardelli white melting wafers
- - 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- - 1/3 part of a 12-oz container of cream cheese
- - Patriotic sprinkles
- - Cake pop sticks
- Follow the directions on the back of your cake mix and bake.
- Let the cake cool completely before crumbling it up and fluffing it.
- Mix in the cream cheese frosting until well combined.
- Take 1 tablespoon of the mix and form it into a ball and place it on a cookies sheet. Repeat the process until all of the mix has been used.
- Place the cake balls into the freezer for a half hour to harden up a bit.
- Five minutes before you pull the cake balls out of the freezer, melt the vanilla wafers. Microwave the wafers in 30 second intervals.
- Once the wafers are melted, mix in the coconut oil.
- Remove the cake balls from the freezer and push one stick into the center of each of the balls.
- Stretch some cling wrap over
three cups and set aside.
- Dip the cake balls into the
chocolate and decorate with sprinkles immediately.
- Push the cake pop sticks into
the cling wrap covered glasses to dry completely.
- Serve immediately.
How do you plan on celebrating the 4th of July?