Sticky Date Cake Pops
In support of this, I’ve re-created a British dessert and given it a twist so that you and your little witches and wizards can enjoy a fun treat this Halloween.
Makes about 30 pops
Sticky date cake pops are a lovely alternative to their sponge counterparts. You can decorate them with Halloween inspired colours or toppings and they will be perfect for any little trick or treaters that may call.
85ml boiling water
1 medium egg
35g golden syrup
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
65g demerara sugar
75g self-raising flour
2 x 340g bags of candy melts
Whisk together the butter, sugar, golden syrup, egg and flour.
Put the dates in food processor and blitz together with the boiling water.
Add the date puree and the bicarbonate of soda to the other mixture and mix through.
Butter and flour a cake pop mould so that the pops don’t stick to the mould.
Using a teaspoon add the mixture to the bottom of the mould (the half without the holes in it).
Fill each mould to the top of the bottom half, allowing the top half to give room for rising.
Give the mould a shake to ensure that the mixture is evenly distributed in the mould.
Bake in an oven preheated to 160 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.
Once ready, allow to cool for around 10 – 15 minutes before removing the top of the mould. If you remove them too soon, they will break.
The pops should easily come out. Pop them in a bowl in the fridge to cool for 10 – 15 minutes.
Whilst they are cooling, follow the instructions on the candy melts packets and make the chocolate coating.
Generally you should microwave for 30 seconds and then stir until the chocolate is all melted.
Coat each pop and put on a lined baking tray to set. You’ll need to decorate quickly as the chocolate will cool rapidly and the decorations won’t stick.
Once they are starting to set. Put the pops on a stick and allow to set fully.
Then you can wrap each of them in a wrapper and decorate the pops as you please.
These sticky date cake pops are really fun treats you and your little ones can make to give out on Halloween. They’ll taste better than any shop bought treat. I promise you, it’s no trick!
This is a collaborative post with Bettys.
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