Monster Donut Hole Cake Pops is a quick and easy to provide cake pops for any party, holiday, or celebration. Make cute critters or decorate with colorful drizzles and sprinkles, using store bought donuts dipped in candy melts saves so much time!
Prepare donut holes for dipping by giving a quick roll between your palms and determining where you will place your stick. I like to make sure the smoothest rounded side is at the top of the cake pop.
Melt the candy melts according to package directions.
Carefully dip each cake pop stick into the candy melts and stick into the cake pop. Allow to cool upside down.
When the chocolate has cooled, carefully dip each cake pop in the remaining melted candy melts rotating until fully coated.
Use the candy eyes, sprinkles and black writing gel to decorate cake pops as desired and serve once the candy melts have set.
Serves: 12 - 2 cake pops per personStorage :
To Store: These cake pops are best served the day they are made, but you can make them a day in advance and store them at room temperature in either an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap.
For monster pops, allow the first layer to dry before decorating. Use additional melted candy melt coating to stick the eyes to the cake pops and decorate with sprinkles and black writing gel as desired.
To make monster horns, pipe horn shapes on wax paper and attach to cake pops using additional melted candy melt. For large horns, I like to stick a sprinkle in the head for support/backing.
For star pops, allow the dipped cake pops a few minutes to set before pressing the stars into the cake pops.
For sprinkle topped pops, allow the candy melts to set for 3 minutes before dipping tops in sprinkles.
For drizzled pops, allow the first layer of candy melt to almost set completely before drizzling on the second layer.
Melt the candy melts according to package directions. Each brand may vary slightly. I like the brand sold at Hobby Lobby but regularly use Wilton, too. I use the microwave in 15 second intervals, but you can also melt them on the stove top or in a double boiler.
In between intervals, make sure to stir the melts for a full minute. I often find the final few lumps melt away if you give it a bit of time.
If your candy melt mixture is too thick and is pulling donut holes off the stick, add oil 1/2 teaspoon at a time to thin it out. (Coconut or vegetable)
If adding the second layer of candy melt, make sure the candy melt temperature is close to room temperature to ensure the layers don’t crack or separate.
Give the donut hole a quick shaping between your palms before placing it on the stick.
If you have lumpy donut holes, use those ones to fully coat in sprinkles. It helps hide the flaws!
I have learned to choose candy melts that do not have a white film. Most brands have a little window you can see in the package. If you pick up a bag with white film, your final result will likely have a white film.