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Halloween Bat Cake Bites

These Halloween Bat Cake Pops are easy to make and will be a hit at any Halloween party or celebration.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling and Coating Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 48 balls
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • medium mixing bowl
  • hand mixer
  • 9x13 sheet cake pan (or any pan to make a cake)
  • baking sheets
  • wax paper
  • large mixing bowl
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • long-handled spoon (or regular spoon)

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix (I used white)
  • vegetable oil (to make cake)
  • eggs (to make cake)
  • 1 can frosting (I used vanilla)
  • 1 package chocolate candy coating (bark)
  • black gel food coloring (optional)
  • candy eye sprinkles
  • 25 cream-filled chocolate cookies (I used Oreo's)

Instructions

  • Make a boxed cake as directed on the box and allow the cake to cool completely. Once the cake has cooled, cut it into small pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Break up the pieces by hand or with a spoon to get small crumbles.
  • Take the container of frosting and mix it into the crumble mixture. This takes a little elbow grease to get it all mixed in. The mixture will be similar to a dough.
  • Open each of the cookies and remove the cream filling. Break each chocolate round in half. Don't worry about being perfect, they will look more realistic with broken edges and varying sizes. If desired, mix the cream from the cookies into the cake mixture.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of cake mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands (this is easier if you spray your hands with non-stick spray). Place each ball on the wax paper and continue to make balls with the rest of the mixture.
  • Melt the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir the coating and continue to melt at 20-second intervals until fully melted. You can also use a double boiler on the stove. If desired, add a few drops of black food coloring to darken the chocolate.
  • Using a long-handled spoon or dipping stick, dip each ball into the melted chocolate and coat it completely. Tap off the excess coating and place the ball back on the wax paper. Immediately place a broken cookie wing on either side of the ball and place 2 eyeballs on top. Repeat with all of the balls. If your candy coating starts to thicken, place it back in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften it again.
  • Allow the bats to set completely before enjoying (you can speed up the process in the fridge).

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Notes

  • My version does not have a lollipop stick on the bottom. I find it easier to make, store and serve. Of course, you can add sticks if you want to, just make sure to do it before dipping in the chocolate.
  • I used a white cake mix for these cake balls and a vanilla frosting. You can use any flavor combination that you like including chocolate, spice, and yellow cake to name a few.
  • To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands while forming the balls, spray them with non-stick spray or place a little vegetable oil on your hands.
  • These Bat Cake Bites will last in the fridge in a covered container for 3-4 days.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.