german chocolate and funfetti cake pops*

I bet you are all dying to know if I am doing well on my new eating healthy way of life. Well, before I keep you in suspense any longer, I am excited to tell you that I am doing GREAT! And, to top it all off, I ran a mile today! I seriously felt like I was going to die, and when I was finished I was sure I was going to throw up, but I made it. I felt like one of the contestants on the Biggest Loser. Right when they get there some of them end up losing their lunch after their first couple of workouts because they are so out of shape. Well folks, that was me today. I actually decided to run a mile today because I am going to run the 5k at work on Monday. Well, I shouldn't say "run". Let's be honest, if I almost died after one mile, a 5k would probably really put me 6 feet under. So I will be walking/running, mainly walking :).

I made these cake pops I think the day that I decided that I need to lead a much healthier lifestyle. But I will be honest, I had a tiny bite of both so that I could report to all of you the verdict. We had a smoothies day for all of the staff, and naturally we just had to have a yummy treat to go along side! And ever since I made these for my sister's baby shower, I have been dying to test out some of my other options!

Now, german chocolate cake is probably my all-time favorite. My mom used to make me a home made german chocolate cake sometimes on my birthday. You can't beat that. So, obviously the german chocolate cake pops were to die for! Then adding on the hardened chocolate shell and some bits of pecans was just the cherry on top. I wanted to do some with some toasted coconut, but forgot until after we had already melted the chocolate. By then it was too late :(. The funfetti cake pops were also good and a favorite of nearly everyone in my department. However, the overall favorite of the rest of the staff was german chocolate :).


German Chocolate Cake Pops

1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 container Coconut/Pecan Frosting
Chocolate melting chocolate
Pecan bits
Candy sticks

Cook cake mix as directed on the box. Let cool completely. In a medium bowl, crumble cake. Then add 1/2 of the container of coconut/pecan frosting.


Mix until well combined and the mix sticks together. Then form into balls, about the size of a golf ball.

Melt the melting chocolate as directed. Dip the very tip of the candy sticks in the melted chocolate, then place in the cake ball. Put cake balls in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the melted chocolate has hardened. This helps the stick adhere to the ball so that it doesn't come out when you try to coat it in the melted chocolate.


Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate until covered completely. Place on wax paper so that the stick is pointing upwards (or you can put the stick in some styrofoam if you want your cake pop to be like a lollipop). Sprinkle pecan bits immediately before the melted chocolate begins to harden.


Let sit until the chocolate has completely hardened. Enjoy!


Funfetti Cake Pops

1 Funfetti Cake Mix
1 container Funfetti Frosting
White Chocolate or Vanilla melting chocolate
Candy Sticks

Cook cake mix as directed on the box. Let cool completely. In a medium bowl, crumble cake. Then add 1/2 of the container of the funfetti frosting. Set the sprinkles aside to decorate the pops later. Mix until well combined and the mix sticks together. Then form into balls, about the size of a golf ball.


Melt the melting chocolate as directed. Dip the very tip of the candy sticks in the melted chocolate, then place in the cake ball. Put cake balls in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the melted chocolate has hardened. This helps the stick adhere to the ball so that it doesn't come out when you try to coat it in the melted chocolate.


Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate until covered completely. Place on wax paper so that the stick is pointing upwards (or you can put the stick in some styrofoam if you want your cake pop to be like a lollipop). Sprinkle on the funfetti sprinkles immediately before the melted chocolate begins to harden.


Let sit until the chocolate has completely hardened. Enjoy!


So so easy, and the options are endless!

-alyssa*

1 comments:

Aimee said...
June 5, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Now, I'm super bummed I missed smoothie day and didn't get to try one of these goodies.

Guess I'll have to make them at home sometime soon.

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