Red Velvet Cake Pops (4th of July)

"Start this project at least the day before you need them, and set aside at least a few hours for rolling and dipping. You will need a package of 50 paper sucker sticks and a styrofoam block. If you need to add more melted candy to your bowl, do not put un-melted candy in with the melted candy and re-heat it, it will overcook the candy. Rather, melt the new candy and then pour it into the already melted candy."
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Ready In:
2hrs 40mins


  • 1 (18 ounce) box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 14 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 ounces ready-made cream cheese frosting (3/4 of a can)
  • 2 (24 ounce) packages kroger brand vanilla candy coating
  • red white and blue candy sprinkles


  • You will need a package of 50 paper sucker sticks and a styrofoam block.
  • Bake cake according to directions on package. Let cool completely.
  • Crumble cake mix in large bowl and mix in icing till all the cake is moist. (It’s easiest to use hands).
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours until firm enough to roll.
  • Roll filling into 1.5-inch balls and place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for another hour to chill them back up.
  • Place candy coating in a small, deep dish (a short drinking glass works well) and microwave at half power for 1 minute, and then for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until candy is melted. Do not over-cook candy!
  • Working with 5 balls at a time (keep the rest in the refrigerator), place the tip of a sucker stick into the candy and then push into a ball, about ¾ of the way through.
  • Dip ball in melted candy coating until the candy touches the stick.
  • Carefully shake off excess and sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
  • Stand upright in styrofoam block.
  • Substitute different types of cake, frosting and candy coating for different flavors.

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  1. Really easy and fun recipe! I rolled, put lollipop sticks in, and froze mine overnight, then dipped the day of the baby shower, where I served them. Everyone raved and wanted the recipe. :)



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