Halloween will be here before you know it, and that means it is time to start thinking about and making all of your favorite Halloween treats. Halloween cake truffles are an easy treat to make that kids and adults of all ages will enjoy. These delicious cake based treats are super yummy and perfect for serving at a Halloween party.
Halloween Cake Pops
If you are looking for a fairly simple and versatile Halloween recipe that the kids can help you to make then this easy cake pop recipe might be just what you need. These Halloween treats don’t take much time to make, but they are perfect for when you are looking for just a bite of something sweet to satisfy that craving.
Maybe you don’t want your child (or yourself) to indulge in a whole piece of cake or a cupcake, but one of these tasty Halloween truffles will hold them over.
How to Make Cake Truffles
These Halloween truffles or cake pops only require a few ingredients and you can have a batch whipped up in no time. You will need a pre-baked cake in the flavor of your choice, almond bark, vegetable oil, and your favorite Halloween sprinkles.
To make your Halloween cake pops you will need to start with a pre-cooked cake. You can use whatever flavor of cake that you like best for this recipe. Once your cake is baked and cooled you are ready for the next steps! If you are using a food processor to make your cake pops the cake only needs to be cooled, if you don’t have a food processor, or you are looking for a more hands-on approach for the kids, your cake will need to be chilled in the refrigerator.
Once your cake is processed into crumbs with either your food processor or forks, it is time to prepare your candy coating. You can use almond bark or candy melts for the candy coating of your Halloween truffles. Almond bark is not actually made from almonds at all, instead, it is actually made from chocolate.
If you can’t find almond bark in your local grocery or craft store you can use candy melts instead. Almond bark does tend to melt better than candy melts, but either should work just fine if you melt them in a glass bowl in the microwave. Simply heat them in 45-second increments in the microwave and then stir until melted and smooth.
Now you are ready to shape your cake balls and dip them in the melted chocolate. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form the cake crumbs into balls and then dip them in the melted chocolate or candy melts with a spoon. Make sure they are fully coated and use a spoon to scoop the cake balls out and tap it on the side of the bowl to remove any excess.
Place your coated cake truffles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place the sprinkles on them immediately before the coating begins to harden. Allow the cake pops to set at room temperature. You can also make Halloween chocolate-coated pretzels using this same method.
These Halloween cake truffles would be perfect to serve at a Halloween party for children or adults, a classroom party at school, to hand out to trick or treaters, or just for a fun family movie night snack. These Halloween treats are fun to make and fun to eat.
- Prebaked Cake (any flavor)
- Almond Bark
- Sprinkles of your Choice
- Vegetable Oil
- Your pre-baked cake (any flavor), should be cooled if using a food processor or chilled if using a fork to break up the cake.
- If you want to make cookies and cream, add crushed Oreos to a vanilla cake mix and bake. For an additional chocolate burst, add Oreos to the food processor.
Melt the coating
- Place candy coating or almond bark in a heat resistant bowl or glass measuring cup and heat for 45 second increments.
- Stir the chocolate each time after it begins to melt.
- Chocolate should reach a very smooth consistency, if it has melted but is not smooth, add vegetable oil one teaspoon at a time (or paramount crystals) until it is smooth.
- Stir thoroughly.
Prepare the Cake Dough
- Using a food processor, place cooled cake in and mix on high until crumbs become a dough.
- If using a fork, smash the cake into fine crumbs, until it can be mashed together in your hands to form a ball of dough.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop even amounts of dough into your hands and roll into balls.
- Carefully drop the balls of cake dough into the melted candy coating.
- Using a spoon, life the covered cake ball and tap along the inside rim, removing excess.
- Place onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Add sprinkles immediately
- Allow to sit until set at room temperature.
Not ready to make these cake truffles? Pin the image below to your Halloween snacks Pinterest board so it’s easy to find when you need it.