Am I the ONLY one that thinks it's crazy that the 4th of July is next weekend?!?! Well, I have been seeing these cake pops all over the place and I think they are darling. But you do have to be careful! It's like buying the "bite size" candies. You think they are little, so you end up eating more than a king size candy bar! ENJOY!
1 box Betty Crocker® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped frosting (any flavor)
1 bag (14 oz) candy melts (any flavor)
1 teaspoon shortening
Craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
Assorted candy sprinkles
Block of white plastic foam
Line several cookie sheets with waxed paper. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
With fingers, crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well with fingers until dough forms. Shape into quarter-size balls; place on cookie sheets. Freeze about 15 minutes.
When ready to assemble, in small microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered as directed on bag. Stir in shortening until smooth and mixture runs off spoon.
Remove cake pop balls from freezer. Dip tip of each craft stick into melted candy, then halfway into 1 cake ball; place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
When all cake balls have sticks, gently swirl 1 cake ball in melted candy to coat well; allow candy to drip back into bowl. Dip ball into candy sprinkles to decorate; place in plastic foam to allow candy to harden. Repeat with remaining cake balls and melted candy.