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Kid Friendly Cake Pops

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Cake pops, demystified.

Kid Friendly Cake Pops

That’s what I’m calling the latest undertaking the boys and I did.

I don’t know if it is the mom in me, the teacher in me or the blogger in me, but I love doing creative projects with my little guys! To celebrate fall, this week I got really brave and had them help me make cake pops. Well, not fancy-schmancy cake pops that you’d serve at an event, but a resemblance of one of their favorite treats from my favorite coffee shop.

Homemade Starbucks Cake Pops

Can you appreciate the boy-joy of being invited to squish the mix together…by hand?

The anticipation of tasting all those treats…

…that were perfectly beautiful in their eyes and tantalizingly nearby.

Cake Pops for Kids Recipe

An entire row of them.

Kid Kitchen Recipe Ideas

Ha! This is why I love doing projects with my boys. Look at those sweet cheeks!

Imagine their satisfaction. And mine. #Howtofeellikearock-starmom.

…with a mess on her hands. And theirs.

Kid's in the Kitchen Recipe

Johnson's Head to Toe Wipes

I first tried these earlier in the summer and I love the gentle cleansing. It makes a quick clean-up possible—no tub or water necessary.

That means I’m willing to tackle potential messy projects (aren’t they all?) with my boys more often.

Johnson's Head to Toe Wipes

The soft, thick cloths are about twice the size of average wipes so they do a number on even big messes. I like that JOHNSON’S® Head-to-Toe Cleansing Cloths™ are paraben and phthalate free and don’t dry out my boys’ skin nor do they leave a residue.

Cake Pop Icing
Kid's Cake Pops

So here’s my simple cake pop recipe if you want to make some, too. If you’re making them for an occasion where looks really matter, you can use this same method with a little more finesse and no miniature helpers.

Cake Pops for Kids

But that’d be kinda sad.



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  • 1 box of chocolate cake, baked according to directions
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • different colors of almond bark


  1. Crumble the cake in a big bowl.
  2. Use your hands (or a mixer) to mix the frosting into the cake batter.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the batter and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and insert a cake pop stick.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. Melt almond bark in different mason jars. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between.
  6. Pull the cake pops out of the freezer and dip into almond bark. Place them in a stand to set or back on the frozen cookie sheet.


  • Calories: 4174
  • Sugar: 492
  • Sodium: 5173
  • Fat: 157
  • Saturated Fat: 31
  • Unsaturated Fat: 119
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 696
  • Protein: 31
  • Cholesterol: 0


Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.