Peanut M&M's Cake Pops
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Tasty "from scratch" cake-pops with a Peanut M&M's surprise inside!
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
  • 1 bar milk chocolate baking chocolate
  • Cake Pop Sticks or Skewers
  • 1 bag Peanut M&M's
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease bottom of 9" round cake pan.
  2. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Set aside and let cool.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or mixer, cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat egg in.
  6. Mix in vanilla.
  7. Add flour mixture and cocoa mixture, alternating each. (Add flour, add cocoa, add flour, add cocoa, etc.)
  8. Pour batter into pan.
  9. Bake in oven for 18-23 minutes.
  10. Set the cake aside until cool.
  11. Once cooled, put the cake into a large bowl and crumble it into small crumbs.
  12. Add frosting in a bit at a time until the cake can hold a ball shape but is still crumbly. (it shouldn't be mostly frosting.)
  13. Using your hands, a spoon, or a small ice cream scoop, scoop out two balls of the cake and frosting mixture.
  14. Put a Peanut M&M's next to one ball and smush the other ball onto the other side of the Peanut M&M's (so it's a Peanut M&M's sandwich...kind of) then roll into one ball. The cake ball should be ~2 inches in diameter.
  15. Put the ball on a plate and repeat until you've used up all the cake.
  16. Melt ~2 oz of baking chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave in a mug or small microwave safe bowl.
  17. Dip the cake pop sticks or the blunt end of the skewer into the melted chocolate, then insert into the cake ball about half way and set on a plate. Repeat for all the cake pops.
  18. Freeze cake pops for about 20 minutes.
  19. Meanwhile, crush ~1/4 cup of Peanut M&M's using a food processors, rolling pin, hammer, or whatever tool you use to crush things and put into a shallow bowl or plate.
  20. When the freezer time is almost up, melt the remaining chocolate in a mug, making sure there's enough to completely cover the cake pop when dipped.
  21. Remove cake balls from freezer.
  22. Dip cake balls into the melted chocolate until covered. Let the excess drip off.
  23. While the chocolate is still wet, roll the cake pop in the crushed Peanut M&M's.
  24. Let the cake pop dry by sticking it into some styrofoam, or a cup filled with Peanut M&M's (the M&M's will help cold the cake pops up.)
  25. Put the cake pops back into the freezer to let the chocolate set.
  26. Enjoy!
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