Looking for a great christmas treat this year? These cake pops are yummy and make great gifts too.
They are a little time consuming, but well worth the effort. And those you give them to will love them.
500g Chocolate cake (bought or homemade. I often have leftover cake in my freezer)
400g Fruit mince (bought or homemade if you have the time. I just bought a jar from the supermarket)
1/4 cup Brandy of Rum
600g Dark chocolate
35 Candy sticks
White, green and red candy malts for decorating
Break up cake into crumbs, by hand or using a food processor.
Add fruit mince and Brandy and mix well.
Place walnut sized pieces onto a plate and place into the fridge to firm up. About 30 minutes.
Once firm roll each piece into a ball and place back on the plate.
Using one of the candy sticks make a hole in each ball about 1/3 deep.
Place back into fridge to firm up again.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
Remove cake balls from the fridge. Dip a candy stick into the chocolate and insert into chocolate ball. Repeat process with all cake pops.
Dip each cake pop into chocolate and gently tap to remove excess chocolate, then place onto foam block to set.
Remove dark chocolate from saucepan. Place half a bag of white melts into a bowl and place onto double boiler to melt. dip the top of each pop into white melts then place back on foam block to set.
Once this is done melt 1/4 packet of each red and green melts and place into ziplock bags.
Cut a corner of each bag to make a very small hole.
Decorate each pop to make holly, or any other pattern you like.
Once completed and set you can wrap each pop in clear cellophane and christmas ribbon.
These make amazing gifts for family, friends, work friends, bosses, teachers, anyone.
Or you could eat them yourself.