Holiday Desserts ~ Snowball Cake Pops Recipe and Tutorial #KraftEssentials

Kraft CB DisclosureChristmas recipes and holiday desserts are at the top of my list right now, especially knowing there are less than 4 weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means the kitchen will be filled with all the wonderful holiday scents very soon. Snowball Cake Pops Recipe and How-to {mamabzz.com} #shopI made this particular Christmas dessert recipe, Snowball Cake Pops, as a gift for a friend and former co-worker, Alicia from The Mama Report. Before I left my former job, I’d trained and worked very closely with Alicia for several months. To be perfectly honest, I counted it a privilege to work with her; she is such a sweet soul, and we began to forge a friendship.Give a gift of snowball cake pops #shop

This recipe was something I thought up as I was thinking about what holiday recipes I’m hoping to share this year. Thinking back to the snowball cakes my mom and I used to buy when I was younger, I wondered how hard it might be to make miniature versions in cake pop form. It’s definitely a process, but it’s oh so fun. And these got two thumbs up from my harshest critic, Mr. Jacob himself.

So, what supplies will you need?Kraft products and ready for baking #shop

For this project, I picked up a few holiday desserts supplies at Walmart, including Kraft products like Baker’s Chocolate, Baker’s Coconut, Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows, and Welch’s Holiday Sparkling Beverages (because a glass of sparkling grape juice makes baking even more of a delicious experience. Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice pairs well with baking #shopWe always have marshmallows on hand, especially this time of year for hot chocolate and also for S’mores. You can check out my entire shopping trip here.

Other supplies you’ll need include the following:

– Cake mix
– Frosting
– Butter
– Cake pop sticks or paper straws
– Food coloring

Below is a printable recipe, but here are a few step by step instructions.

I’ve always used my cake pop maker for my cake pops, but this time I decided to try something a little different. I’ve seen several recipes using a cake mixed with frosting for the cake balls. So, this time that’s exactly what I did, mainly because I wanted that frosting taste in the middle; the old snowball cakes have a big glob of frosting in the middle, as soon as you bite into the cake.

First bake the cake according to package directions. After the cake has cooled, mix it with frosting. For this recipe, I used half the cake and about a half can of frosting. Roll the mixture into cake balls, and then let chill for several hours. Mine sat in the fridge overnight.

Next add food coloring to the coconut, mixing well; it only takes a few drops. Then melt marshmallows in saucepan on low heat, mixing with butter and stirring constantly.Melt marshmallows with butter #shop Also, melt the chocolate in the microwave.Baker's Dipping Chocolate #shop Remove cake balls from fridge, and add a cake pop stick to each one.Roll cake into cake balls, chill, and place cake pop sticks #shop Dip cake balls in marshmallow, letting the marshmallow drip until it begins to form to the cake ball; this part of the process requires a bit of patience. Roll in coconut, and immediately place cake pop in the fridge. Roll dipped cake pop in colored coconut #shopThe dipping process is the same for chocolate; just dip in chocolate, and roll in coconut, afterward placing the cake pop in the fridge.

These are best kept in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. The marshmallow becomes very soft and gooey, and since the cake pops are made from cake and frosting, they also become quite soft. But they truly are delicious. The marshmallow dipped cake pops were my favorite because they truly did take me back to the days when my mom and I would sit down to enjoy one of those special little cakes.Bite into a snowball cake pop #shop

You can make these into a gift with a simple coffee cup, or they’d be great for a holiday party. For whatever reason you may choose to make these, I hope you enjoy!Snowball Cake Pops #shop

Snowball Cake Pops
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cake mix
  • 1 container frosting
  • 2 cups Baker's Coconut
  • Food coloring
  • 1½ pkgs. Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 pkg. Baker's Dipping Chocolate
  • Cake pop sticks or paper straws
Instructions
  1. First bake the cake according to package directions. After the cake has cooled, mix it with frosting. For this recipe, I used half the cake and about a half can of frosting. Roll the mixture into cake balls, and then let chill for several hours.
  2. Next add food coloring to the coconut, mixing well; it only takes a few drops. Then melt marshmallows in saucepan on low heat, mixing with butter and stirring constantly. Also, melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  3. Remove cake balls from fridge, and add a cake pop stick to each one. Dip cake balls in marshmallow, letting the marshmallow drip until it begins to form to the cake ball; this part of the process requires a bit of patience. Roll in coconut, and immediately place cake pop in the fridge. The dipping process is the same for chocolate; just dip in chocolate, and roll in coconut, afterward placing the cake pop in the fridge.
  4. These are best kept in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. The marshmallow becomes very soft and gooey, and since the cake pops are made from cake and frosting, they also become quite soft.
  5. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Looking for other holiday recipe ideas and Christmas dessert recipes? Be sure to check out The Holiday Family Table with Kraft magazine, where you’re sure to find lots of holiday inspiration.


Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. Mel is also the founder of MamaBuzz Media. You can find Mel on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter @MamaBuzz, or contact her via email at info@mamabzz.com.

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Comments

  1. 10

    says

    Hi,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Holiday Desserts looks delicious and adorable.
    I love Cake Pops.I read your recipe its really unique and easy to make.
    I really excited to try this recipe.
    You share lovely resource.
    Thanks For Sharing…

    • 12

      says

      Alicia, we definitely should do a hike sometime.:) And I miss you too! Next time you’re in town, we’ll have to somehow sneak in an afternoon of hiking and fun.:)

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