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Mummy, bat, monster, jack-o-lantern and spider cakesicles.

Halloween cakesicles

Author: Sarah Brooks
These Halloween cakesicles are a super fun and cute Halloween treat! Perfect for a spooktacular party or as wonderful home made trick or treat candy.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course afternoon tea, Dessert, morning tea, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cakesicles, approximatly
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • Small open sided popsicle/ice cream molds and popsicle sticks.
  • Food processor (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 (21oz/600gms ish)  cake
  • 6 - 10ish tablespoons frosting
  • 1 lb (450gms) ish chocolate or candy melts
  • Decorations such as large and small candy eyes, spider sprinkles, Oreos and soft candy that can be easily cut into squares and shapes, such as liquorish all sorts.

Instructions
 

To make the cakesicle bases:

  • Put the chocolate into a bowl and microwave in thirty second bursts until its melted.
  • Working quickly, put about one tablespoon of chocolate into each mold. Coat all of the inside of the mold with chocolate, either by moving the whole mold, or using a small spatula to 'paint' the chocolate up the sides of the mold.
  • You may need to 'swirl' the chocolate around the molds for a few mins to ensure an even coat. Tip out the excess chocolate and scrap off the excess with a spatula.
  • Poke the ice cream stick in and out of the stick hole a couple of time to make a gap for the stick.
  • Put the molds in the fridge for about ten minutes to set.
  • If you want you can add a second layer around the edges with a small spoon. Allow to set again before moving on.
  • Crumble the cake it to bread crumbs, either in a food processor for a few seconds or with your hands. Add a small amount of frosting, maybe just one or two tablespoons to start with, and mix well. The mix should form a ball and be the consistency of cookie dough. Add more frosting slowly, mixing well between each addition until the right consistency is achieved.
  • Remove the set molds from the fridge. Press a small amount of the cake mix into the bottom of the molds. Do not fill about the stick hole line, this won't be very much. Insert the sticks and add a small blob of melted chocolate where the stick meets the mold on the inside. Allow to set for a minute or two. Fill remaining space with cake mix, taking care not to over fill and allow room for chocolate to seal the pops.
  • Top with extra chocolate to seal the cakesicles and scrap off any extra chocolate. Put in the the fridge to set again for at least thirty minutes.
  • Carefully remove the cakesicles from the molds.

To decorate mummy cakesicles

  • Melt the white chocolate and mix it so its nice a smooth. Place it in a deposable piping bag or small zip lock bag
  • Cut a small hole in the corner. Drizzle a few lines of chocolate back and forth over the cakesicle.
  • Stick on two candy eyes. Continue to drizzle back and forth with chocolate, including a few lines over the edges of the eyes so it looks like they are peaking through the bandages.
  • Allow to set completely.

To decorate jack-o-lantern cakesicles

  • Use a sharp knife to cut out your candy into a thin square. Cut the square in half diagonally. Cut one triangle in half again, so you have two large triangles. These are your eyes.
  • On the other triangle cut a tooth pattern into the long side for the mouth. Cut the tip of the triangle off the other side to give a flat bottom to the mouth.
  • Use melted chocolate to stick the eyes and toothy mouth to the cakesicles.

To decorate monster cakesicles

  • Cut lines for months or eyebrows out of candy. Use small blobs of melted chocolate on the back of the eyes and candy shapes to stick them to the cakesicles.

To decorate bat cakesicles

  • Use a sharp knife to the Oreos in half. Scrap off the white filling.
  • Position two Oreo slices. Use a cakesicle to get the positioning right so the Oreos will form two wings. Be careful to position the cakesicle so it will balance on the Oreo pieces.
  • Put a blob of melted chocolate each corner of the Oreo covered by the cakesicle, then place the cakesicle on top.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut out your bats ears and fangs. Cut your candy into thin square slices.
  • Cut a small square. Make the top of the triangle point in the middle of the square, then cut the line down to each corner. Repeat using another square. The bigger triangles make good ears, the smaller ones make good fangs.
  • Use blobs of dark melted chocolate to stick the ears, candy eyes and fangs into place on the front of the cakesicle. Allow to set completely before moving.
  • The Oreo wings are fragile and prone to breaking so be careful when storing and moving.

To decorate spider cakesicles

  • Melt the dark chocolate and mix it so its nice a smooth. Place it in a deposable piping bag or small zip lock bag. Cut a small hole in the corner. 
  • Drizzle an X across the cakesicle, making one line go all the way across, then moving onto the next line.
  • Make a line down the center, then a side ways X, so you have five or so long lines. Carefully drizzle two circles over the lines. Stick on candy spiders immediately.

Notes

NB.  I only had two sets of four molds, so eight in total.  The time taken reflects the fact I needed to do this in successive batches to make all of them.  If you have more molds you could make these quicker BUT you still need to leave the same amount of time for them to set, i.e. at Least ten minutes and then at Least thirty minutes to set in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Cake pops, candy cake, halloween
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