These Eyeball Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops are the perfect spooky bite-sized dessert for your next Halloween Party. Pumpkin cake balls are coated in white chocolate and candy eyeballs.
To give these eyeball cake balls a funky and spooky look, add some green melting wafers to it too.
How to Make These Delicious Pumpkin Cake Pops
These fun eyeball cake pops start with a delicious spice cake box mix, which you can find in the baking section at the grocery store.
I add pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice seasoning to the cake mixture. If you can't find a spice cake mix, you can use a vanilla cake instead. That's the great thing about these — they can be interchanged so that you can get all kinds of flavors.
Mix the cake with some vanilla frosting in a large bowl after it has baked and cooled to room temperature.
Use a 1″ cookie scoop and scoop the pumpkin cake into balls. Roll them into a ball shape in your hands and make sure to dust off the cake crumbs. Place in the freezer and allow them to freeze for one hour.
Decorating the Cake Pops
Once they get done freezing, the cake pops will still be moldable but firm. If you want to add lollipop sticks or cake pop sticks, this is a good time to do that.
In a large mixing bowl that is microwave-safe, melt the white candy melts in your favorite color. We chose white for the eyeballs. If the candy melts seem too thick, you can add some coconut oil to thin it out some.
Place a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie sheet. Roll each pumpkin cake pop in the melted candy melts. Allow it to harden.
Now, melt some green candy melts in a small bowl and place them in a piping bag. Snip the tip and squeeze a little bit out on the top of the cake pop. Push the candy eyes on.
Now, use the green to go all around the eye and let it ooze down. It will look gross and funky but so cool. We added a few sugar crystals to the top to make it look like glass in the eye.
These really are the perfect bite for the spooky season.
You can also use orange candy melts and turn these into pumpkins instead of eyeballs. There are so many variations to making fun Halloween cake pops.
If you do not have any candy melts, grab some food coloring and almond bark. It works just the same. With this combination, you can make red candy melts or black candy melts. The almond bark really adds some flavor to this sweet treat.
Store the Cake Pops
To store these delicious spooky cake pops, place them in an airtight container and put them in the fridge until ready to eat. This is a festive treat you do not want to miss this Halloween!
Other Fun Treats for Halloween Parties
- Mummy Cake Pops
- Red Velvet Cake Balls
- Witches Brew Cocktail #HalloweenTreatsWeek
- Hocus Pocus Macarons #HalloweenTreatsWeek
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Today's Halloween Offerings:
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bats from Big Bear's Wife
- Frankenstein Apple Slice Pops from Semi Homemade Recipes
- Spellbound Sangria from Our Good Life
- Maple Mummy Cupcakes Cones from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Bites from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Pumpkin No Bake Cookies from Best Cookie Recipes
- Devil's Food Cake from The Redhead Baker
- Mummy Chicken Pot Pies from Jen Around the World
- 1 box of spiced cake mix
- 10 ounces of pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie seasoning
- 1/2 tub of vanilla frosting
- 12 ounce bag of white melting chocolates
- 6 ounces of green melting chocolates
- candy eyeballs
- white sugar crystals
Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix to the cake mix and then bake the cake according to the package directions. Let it cool completely.
Once the cake is cooled, use your hand to break it up and crumble the cake into a large mixing bowl.
Now, add in the 1/2 tub of vanilla frosting. Mix well until the cake mix crumbles will hold together and form a ball.
Use the cookie scoop to scoop out the dough into balls. Roll in your hands until the ball is smooth.
Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Once all the balls have been rolled, place them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
While the balls are in the freezer, melt the white wafers. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the balls in the chocolate and place them back on the parchment paper.
Now, melt the green wafers and drizzle all over the top. Add a candy eyeball on top.
Top the coated balls with sugar crystals.
Once all the balls have been coated, place them back in the fridge or freezer for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g