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(photo & recipe credit to bettycrocker.com)

Makes 48 pops

Total time: 2 hr 30 min

Serving size 1 cake pop (80 cals)

What You’ll Need:

1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting (vanilla)

Wax paper & Cookie sheets

3 bags (12 oz each) white candy coating

Toothpicks & Paper lollipop sticks

Orange candy-coated sunflower seeds

1 bag (12 oz) blue candy coating

White sanding sugar

Black edible pen

Blue mini candy-coated power mint candies

Pink & black confetti sprinkles

Jumbo snowflake sprinkles

Block of white plastic craft foam

Step by Step Directions:

Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan.

Cool completely

Crumble into a large bowl.

With a large spoon, thoroughly mix cake and frosting.

Roll mixture into quarter-size cake balls, and place on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.

Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up.

You can then transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.

Place white candy coating in microwavable bowl so that the coating is at least three to four inches deep.

Melt uncovered in the microwave in 30-second intervals on Low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.

Remove a couple of cake balls from the refrigerator at a time.

Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted coating, and insert into a cake ball no more than halfway through. Dip and remove the cake pop in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered.

Remove and gently tap off any excess coating to fall off the pop and back into the bowl. Before the coating sets, gently press an orange candy-coated sunflower seed in position for a nose. Place in craft foam to dry.

You can get creative with placement of candy and sprinkles for fun expressions and      details. Here are a few ideas:

For sock caps, dip white cake pops at an angle into melted blue candy coating and sprinkle with white sanding sugar while the coating is still wet. When dry, dot on more blue candy coating with a toothpick, and sprinkle with more sanding sugar. Use the toothpick to gently make indentions on the brim of the cap. Alternatively, you can use a toothpick to apply white candy coating for a white brim, and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.

You can  draw on eyes and mouths with a black edible pen and use various sprinkles and add-ons to give your snowmen character. Dot on a small amount of coating to attach blue mini candy-coated power mint candies for earmuffs and pink confetti sprinkles for rosy cheeks. Coal eyes and mouths can also be achieved by using black confetti sprinkles. And jumbo snowflake sprinkles are like the icing on the cake pop for these snowmen. Use them to adorn their cute little hats.

Let dry completely, and enjoy!

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