Tested till perfect Holiday Ornament Cake Pops
Holiday Ornament Cake Pops
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Holiday Ornament Cake Pops

Cake pops are a hit with kids any time of the year, but these festively decorated gems also add a sophisticated touch to your holiday table. You'll need 16 lollipop sticks – use them also to punch holes in a block of foam for a place to stand the cake pops once you get them on the stick and begin to decorate.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes (without decorating)
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 16 pieces


  • 5-1/2 cups 5-1/2cupsvanilla wafervanilla wafers, (about 12 oz/340 g)
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupapple juiceapple juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplight-coloured corn syrup
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupswhite chocolate coating wafers
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsgreen chocolate coating wafers
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsred chocolate coating wafers
  • assorted sugars
  • Silver dragéeSilver dragées
  • assorted sprinkles
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In food processor, pulse wafers with sugar until in fine crumbs. Transfer to bowl. Stir in apple juice and corn syrup. Shape by 2 tbsp into 16 balls, washing and drying hands when beginning to stick. Refrigerate on parchment paper–lined plate for 30 minutes.

In microwaveable bowl, microwave white coating wafers on medium-high, 10 seconds at a time and stirring each time, until smooth, about 40 seconds. Dip end of each lollipop stick into melted wafers; insert halfway into cake ball. Stand in foam block or cake pop stand. If cake pops soften, refrigerate for 15 minutes.

In separate microwaveable bowls, melt green and red coating wafers. Dip cake pops into desired colours to coat, letting excess drip back into bowl. Sprinkle with decorations, if desired. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

Pipe remaining chocolate onto pops if desired; dip into sprinkles, dragées or coarse sugar (if using).

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 298 pro 3g total fat 14g sat. fat 7g
carb 42g dietary fibre 0 sugar 33g chol 12mg
sodium 99mg potassium 124mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 4 vit C 5 folate 6
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