For my son’s 8th birthday, I got totally ambitious and decided to make cake pops for the first time. Since he loves football, I figured why not. I made a football field to hold the Football Cake Pops using a rectangular basket, a foam base, green “grass,” and a goal post made from lollipop sticks. My Football Cake Pops have a rich chocolate cake center and a yummy peanut butter coating. Seriously.. what’s better than chocolate and peanut butter? Nothing!
With the big game coming up next Sunday, my Football Cake Pops will be the perfect addition to your Superbowl party!
Update: I am so excited to announce that I won the Food2.com Big Game Big Eats Challenge with my Football Cake Pops! Thank you Food2!
As you’re making these, the candy melt mixture may get thicker. Just add a little bit of shortening and reheat for 20 seconds. You can buy the candy melts, lollipop sticks, styrofoam block, and candy decorating pen at craft stores such as Michaels. The instructions on the candy decorating pen said to heat the pen but I did not do that.
I like using devil’s food cake mix, but you can choose whatever cake mix you want to put your own little spin on this recipe. You can also change the candy melts flavors too!