Sticky Date Cake Pops

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Sticky Date Cake Pops

Sticky Date Cake Pops

It’s Halloween and Bettys have put together this brilliant infographic celebrating a very British Halloween.

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.

Halloween Infographic

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.

Ingredients

85g dates
85ml boiling water
25g butter
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

Method

Whisk together the butter, sugar, golden syrup, egg and flour.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

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.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

Butter and flour a cake pop mould so that the pops don’t stick to the mould.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

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.

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The pops should easily come out. Pop them in a bowl in the fridge to cool for 10 – 15 minutes.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

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.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

Then you can wrap each of them in a wrapper and decorate the pops as you please.

Sticky Date Cake Pops

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!

Happy Halloween!

This is a collaborative post with Bettys.

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24 thoughts on “Sticky Date Cake Pops

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was a lot easier than it would appear. The trick is to really grease and flour the mould, otherwise you have no hope of getting them out.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Oh no, that's annoying Eilidh. I did struggle to coat them on the sticks as the candy melts was too heavy and made the pop slide down. But just doing them on a baking tray worked well.

  1. Oooh these look amazing! I'm not the biggest fan of fruit in things but I know how gorgeous and Carmel dates go once cooked!

    #PicknMix

  2. Ooh, I love dates, date balls and cake, this sounds like the perfect blend of all three. And they are adorable. What great Thanksgiving treats these would be! Not only are they cute, but dates are so good for you, sneak in a bit of the superfood and feel good about the dessert! Love it!

    • Sally Sally says:

      That's what I thought Nikki. They still have some bad stuff in them with the butter and sugar, but the dates do help a little. It is Halloween after all, a little naughtiness is needed.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's not as tricky as you think. Although I did have to mount them afterwards due to he weight of the candy melt chocolate.

    • Sally Sally says:

      The actual pops take a while to make as you have to do them in batches, but they are a lot of fun and look pretty effective.

    • Sally Sally says:

      They are a bit sweet and naughty, what with the golden syrup and all that sugar. But dates count as good right?

    • Sally Sally says:

      I've had the seal of approval from my treat testers. As you could imagine there's were no shortage of volunteers Angela!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Roshan. I think a lot of fun could be had with decorating these. I kept them simple, but there's a lot you could do with them.

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