These puppy cake pops are not only super cute, they’re actually extremely delicious. With a peanut butter and chocolate flavor profile, both adults and kids will be snatching these up.
Cake Pops are always a hit
One of my little guys celebrated his 6th birthday this summer. Of all possible cake-y requests, he asked for cake pops. It took me a lengthy 2 seconds to decide what style the pops would be.
My sweet boy’s favorite thing in the whole wide world is unmatched by any other – his stuffed puppy dog. It’s famously known as the scraggly, falling-apart toy pup named “Timmy.” Timmy, who has never left my son’s side since infancy. Timmy, who’s endured ugly ear surgery twice (I’m no seamstress) and who sports bald spots where there used to be fur. Timmy, who my son vehemently refuses to replace, no matter how beautiful a new stuffed dog might I offer.
Yes, puppy cake pops it would have to be. These turned out looking so much like the real Timmy that when my son saw the cake pops, he shouted, “They’re Timmy! You made little Timmies!”
I mean, how cute is that?? Dog lovers around the world, unite!
Fun, Easy Birthday or Holiday Treats
Cake pops are everywhere. Their popularity is partly due to the fact that they are easy, moist, attractive treats that satisfy those with sweet cravings and who want one little bite. Or two or three. Plus, they are a blank canvas for the ultra creative people of the world (I’m not in that category.)
It takes a couple stages to complete these, but each stage is simple. If you’ve ever made cake pops, you already know these are done easily with various combos of boxed cake mixes & frosting, unless you want to make your own.
The only trick was my edible ink pen, which didn’t write on the coating as easily as I wanted. The pen I am listing on this recipe is supposedly a better one than what I actually used. I’ll be using it next time instead. Still, these turned out really well.
There are always new edible pens coming out, so keep your eyes open for new options to. make your designs stand out. It’s your excuse to buy new pens 🙂
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake Pops
What happiness it was for us to make these cake pops. The kids loved watching the process and “helping” (aka eating.) The peanut butter exterior goes perfectly with the chocolate cake interior, similar to my favorite candy in the world – Reese’s peanut butter cups. Does anyone else find it hard to stop popping the candy morsels or chocolate chips in your mouth when baking? Anyone? Please…someone.
This is a super fun baking activity to do with your older kids, if they’re interested in baking or simply being creative. Younger kids can “help,” but know that they’ll most likely eat all the ears and noses up first.