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4 things you need to pull off Santa hat cake pops at the holidays


Santa hat cake pops

Because nothing could be cuter at the holidays than Santa hat cake pops at the holidays … here’s how to it with a little help from our friends at Oreo. 

What You Need

– 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese

– softened 36 OREO Cookies

– finely crushed 1 lb. red candy coating wafers

– 1 Tbsp. oil 1 cup ready-to-spread white frosting

– 1/4 cup white nonpareils


Make It

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Roll into 42 (1-inch) balls, then shape each ball into cone shape. Place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 20 min.
Melt candy coating wafers as directed on package; stir in oil. Dip 1 lollipop stick into candy coating, then insert into bottom of each cone.
Dip cookie pops, 1 at a time, into candy coating, turning to evenly coat cookie pop with candy coating; return to baking sheet.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Spoon frosting into pastry bag fitted with star tip; use to decorate cookie pops to resemble Santa hats as shown in photo. Sprinkle edges and tips of hats with nonpareils. Keep refrigerated.


Decorating Tips Standing the dipped pops in a heavy glass or jar instead of returning them to the baking sheet helps to prevent the cones from flattening and the candy coating from pooling at bottoms. Make it Easy Use 1 can (6 to 8 oz.) canned decorating icing, sometimes called cupcake frosting, instead of the canned ready-to-spread frosting. This icing comes with the decorating tips which makes decorating the cookie pops a snap. Variation Snowman Cookie Ball Pops: Omit frosting and nonpareils. Substitute white candy coating wafers or white baking chocolate for the red candy coating wafers. Roll cream cheese mixture into balls as directed. (Do not shape into cones.) Insert dipped lollipop sticks into balls, then dip, 1 at a time, into melted candy coating wafers, turning to evenly coat each ball with candy coating. Let stand until candy coating is firm. Decorate with black and orange decorating gel to resemble snowmen. Substitute Substitute white sprinkles for the nonpareils.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 150 calories, 8g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 15g sugars, 1g protein

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