Halloween Cake Pops

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I tried for the first time to make cake pops. These Halloween Cake Pops turned out pretty cute!

I made Pumpkin Cake Pops and Ghost Cake Pops! They are easy to decorate. ;)

Halloween Cake Pops - Jack-O-Laterns

I have to admit, I failed the first time I tried making these Halloween cake pops.

The First time, I didn’t get enough icing in the crumbled cake so they ended up falling off my sticks and made it difficult to get covered.

The second time, I got enough icing – Yay!

I need to practice my candy melt melting skills. It seemed to me that it was a bit thick.

I have never had a cake pop so I have nothing to compare mine to. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

I also need to work on my balling skills for next time. I have a hard time getting them round when I was rolling them.

Halloween Ghosts Cake Pops

I am not sure if you have heard of Edible Markers, but they are awesome and perfect for cake pops!

As you can see I used the black to make the faces on the ghosts and jack-o-lanterns.

How to make Halloween Cake Pops

Follow these instructions to create this delicious Cake Pops!

Halloween Cake Pops

Fun and delicious cake pops for Halloween!
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Halloween Cake Pops - Jack-O-Laterns
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Chill Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 50 minutes


  • Styrofoam to place your cake pops in to dry


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 container of icing
  • candy melts I used white and orange
  • edible markers black
  • cake pop sticks


  • Make your box cake according to the instructions using a 9×13 pan.
  • Once your cake is cool, crumble the cake in a large bowl.
  • Add icing a little bit at a time until you easily form a ball and it sticks together well.
  • Make into balls and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Freeze the balls for at least 2 hours.
  • After the 2 hours is up, melt the first color of candy melts you want to use.
  • Dip a cake pop stick into the candy melt and place it in a ball. Repeat.
  • Then dip the cake pops into the candy melt to fully cover the cake pop.
  • Place the stick end into Styrofoam to keep the cake pops round as they harden. If you want a flat bottom, place them back on the cookie sheet cake pop down.
  • Once the candy has hardened, take your edible marker and draw the face on the cake pops.
Servings: 33 Cake Pops
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. Earl-Leigh says:

    Ahhhh!!! They’re so cute! I’m going to attempt to make these.

    1. They were pretty easy.

    1. Let me know how it goes!

  2. Those are super cute! The little swirls on the top of the ghosts are adorable. Now I’m pondering if I can put this together for my Kiddos halloween parties next week.

    1. You should be able to. Pick a day over the weekend and you should be good. :) Let me know how it goes.

  3. These are so adorable. A person can make these for all occasions. Thanks.

  4. About how many cake pops can you make with one box of cake?
    They are so cute! Would love to try em for a party!

    1. About 30, I think. I made these last year so I am guessing. Sorry, I don’t know the exact number.

  5. Do you ever have ant cracking of the candy shell after they cool?

    1. Yes, I had a few that cracked. Not sure why they did.

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