Super-easy home-baked gift idea.
These gorgeous cake pops are great fun for young and old. Cover the top with a clear bag and tie a ribbon around the sticks, and you have the perfect gift. What’s more, you’ve made it yourself!
This recipe will make ten cake pops that you can give as gifts.
100g salted butter or margarine
300g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
½ tin (190g) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp mixed spice
200g ginger biscuits, finely crushed
100g toasted nuts of your choice, chopped
100g fruit cake mix
200g good-quality white chocolate, melted for dipping
10 giant pretzels
Edible gold dust, for brushing
Large round red gumballs, for noses
Black food colouring
Start by greasing two six-hole plastic or silicone popsicle moulds with non-stick spray. In a saucepan, combine the butter, milk chocolate and condensed milk over a low heat and stir until melted.
In a separate bowl, mix together the spice, biscuits, nuts and fruit. Stir these ingredients into the chocolate mixture and mix well.
Divide the mixture between the popsicle moulds, pressing down to fill them properly. Insert a popsicle stick into each and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until set.
Carefully remove each one from its mould.
Melt the white chocolate and place in a drinking glass for dipping. Make sure it’s not too hot or it will melt your popsicles. Dip each popsicle into the white chocolate, allow the excess to run off before placing on a baking tray lined with baking paper to set.
To decorate, break the pretzels into antler and eye shapes. Use a clean pastry brush to apply the edible gold dust. Insert the antlers into the popsicles. Paint on two eyes with the black food colouring. Attach the gumball noses with a little white chocolate and allow to set. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
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