KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Culinarian Lauren Lane joins FOX4’s Abby Eden in the kitchen to show off a hack to make a festive dessert as easy and simple as possible.
Cake pops aren’t a new idea, but this easy hack can help you make them in minutes.
- 12 plain donut holes
- 2 cups white chocolate candy melts plus more for drizzle if desired
- sprinkles are optional for decorating
- 12 lollipop sticks, straws, or popsicle sticks
- Give the donuts a quick roll between your palms and determine where you will place your stick. I like to make sure the smoothest rounded side is at the top of the cake pop.
- Melt the chocolate wafers according to package directions.
- Carefully dip each cake pop stick into the melted chocolate and stick into the cake pop. Allow to cool upside down.
- When the chocolate has cooled, carefully dip each cake pop in the chocolate rotating until fully coated.
- Allow the coating to set for 5-10 seconds then dip into sprinkles and rotate until fully coated.
Notes from Lauren
- Sometimes I only dip 1/2 the hole into the chocolate
- If you have lumpy donut holes, coat fully in sprinkles. It helps hide the flaws!
- Use plain cake donut holes. The chocolate won’t stick to powered or sugar-coated.
- I used white chocolate but you can also use dark or milk chocolate for the coating. I always recommend the Ghiradelli brand of melting wafers, but Wilton candy melts, baking chocolate, or almond bark will also work.