Cookie Dough Truffle Pops - Innovative Cake Pops
Safe-to-eat cookie dough covered in chocolate, sprinkles, and served on a popsicle stick. These “pops” are always a hit!
Wheeewww.... What a relief!!
Had to attend birthday of my 6 year old niece Naina. She is a sweetheart but has this whole lot of weirdo friends who can test your patience to the core.
My sister as always was in a panic mode and had a tough time managing these little monsters.
But Cookie Dough Truffle Pops came in as a savior
These pops are fun and easy to make.
For the cookie dough:
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 box vanilla cake mix (plus ingredients called for on box)
- 12 oz semisweet chocolate baking melts
- Lollipop sticks
For the cookie dough:
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Make mini balls of cookie dough that are about 1/3" wide and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze cookie dough balls for at least 30 minutes.
For the cake pops:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cake mix batter according to the package's directions, then fill the bottom half of a special Cake pop pan about 3/4 of the way full. Press in a mini cookie dough ball into the well of each cake pop and spoon a little extra batter over each ball so they appear submerged and the well of the cake pop pan is filled. Secure the top of the cake pop pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer the cake balls to a wire rack to cool completely.
Melt the chocolate candy melts in 30 second intervals in the microwave until smooth, stirring vigorously between each interval. I found it best to dip the cake balls with a spoon, tapping the spoon on the edge of the cup to remove excess chocolate, transferring to a wax paper-lined cookie sheet, and then sticking the straws in at that point. I think it's because the cake mix I used was very light in texture so the balls would fall apart if I tried to dip them with the sticks already on. Drizzle prepared cake pops with extra melted chocolate for some flair, or use some sprinkles.
*If you wanted to do cookie dough pops the hand-rolled way, prepare the cookie dough as described above and a batch of traditional cake ball mixture (1 crumbled up cake + 1/3 cup of canned frosting). Then as you're rolling the cake balls, place a mini ball of cookie dough in the center of each one before dipping.
I imagine these would taste divine!
Try writing different messages on the popsicle sticks for different occasions. These are such a fun gift idea.