- 1 box cake mix, plus the ingredients to make it.
- 1 can frosting
- 2 14-ounce bags Wilton Candy Melts
- popsicle sticks
- candy sprinkles
- Mix and bake the cake according to the package directions. The pan shape doesn't matter. Cool the cake completely.
- Break the cake into chunks and place in the bowl of a stand mixer. Blend on slow until the cake is completely crumbs. Add icing. Mix until the mixutre is uniform and has the consistency of a cookie dough. Note, you may need to do this in halves if your cake won't fit in your mixer bowl.
- Refridgerate the cake dough for 30 minutes or so to make it easier to handle.
- Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or with waxed paper.
- Scoop the cake mixture by heaping tablespoons and form into small balls, about 1-2 inches in diameter. Roll with your hands to make smooth balls. Place them on the cookie sheet.
- Refridgerate or freeze the cake balls at least 30 minutes.
- Melt a small amount of candy melts (about 1/2 cup) in the microwave until smooth and creamy. I use 30-45 second intervals on 50% power, stirring in between. A double boiler might go faster, or maybe not.
- Dip the end of each popsicle stick into the melted chocolate and then insert into the cake ball, pressing all the way through to the cookie sheet.
- Refridgerate or freeze the cake-balls-on-stick for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is firm and the sticks are stuck.
- Melt the remaining candy melts according to the directions. You might want to do this in two-to-four batches. I used two different colors, and did each color in two halves. 30 second intervals at 50% power until the chocolate is smooth and runny.
- Dip the cake end of each stick into the chocolate, evenly coating the cake center. Use a spoon and/or spatula to help ensure even coverage, and twirl slowly and/or tap to remove any big drops.
- While the chocolate is still wet, shake sprinkles on the pops.
- Place the pops, stick-side down, in a block of styrofoam that you have covered with plastic wrap, to dry. A stiff cardboard box with small holes punched in it works also.