If you are looking for a fun and festive dessert this holiday, make these Christmas Tree Cake Pops. Delicious and easy to make.

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Easy Christmas Tree Cake Pops:

These Christmas Tree Cake Pops remind me of the Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes that come out during the holiday season. We love to prepare holiday desserts and this is one of my favorites.

Cake pops are fun to make as it starts with a cake mix and combine with frosting. This allows you to easily form into a Christmas Tree for a fun and festive dessert. These bites size treats are simple to prepare and always a family favorite.

These cake pops are perfect to prepare for all your holiday dinners. You can also wrap up and give to your neighbors. They would also be perfect as a centerpiece for your holiday table. See more Christmas cake pop recipes.

Ingredients needed - cake mix, vanilla frosting, green candy melts, M&M's, star sprinkles, sticks

Ingredients

  • Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix 16.5 oz box
  • Plus ingredients to prepare the cake on the back of the box
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Yellow Star Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks

How to Make Cake Pop Christmas Tree:

  • Step 1 – Make and Bake Cake – Make cake and bake according to box instructions in a 9X13 pan. Then let the cake cool at room temperature.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Baked Cake – Remove the cake from the pan.  Remove the brown outside layer from the cake and throw it away. 
  • Step 3 – Crumble Cake – Crumble up the remaining cake into a large bowl.
  • Step 4 – Combine Cake with Frosting – Add the frosting to your crumbled cake and stir everything together until well combined.
Crumbling the cake and mixing with the frosting
  • Step 5 – Form Cake into Cones – Take approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a cone shape and place on a baking sheet. 
  • Step 6 – Continue Shaping Cake – Continue this process until all the cake mixture is formed into cone shapes.
  • Step 7 – Melt Candy Melts – Place the green candy melt in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Be careful not to over heat.
  • Step 8 – Add sticks to Cones – Dip the end of lollipop sticks into the melted green candy melt.  Then gently place each cake pop stick into the larger end of the cone about halfway through.
Shaping the cake mixture into cone shapes then insert stick into cone shape
  • Step 9 – Freeze Cake – Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 10 – Dip Cake into Melted Candy Melt – Then dip the entire tree portion of the cake pop in the green candy melt.  Use a toothpick to make the candy melt resemble the branches on a Christmas tree.
Dipping cake cones into the melted chocolate and decorating
  • Step 11 – Decorate Cone – Then place the stick of cake pops in a block of styro foam. Top the cake pops with the M&Ms as ornaments and top with a star sprinkle on top before the candy coating dries.
Christmas Tree Cake Pops

How to Decorate Christmas Cake Pops:

These Christmas Cake Pops are so fun to decorate.

  • We used M&M’s to decorate these Christmas Tree’s but you can use any type of candy. You can even use sprinkles or sanding sugar.
  • Candy Melts are a great way to get the perfect green. Feel free to drizzle the top of cakes with melted white chocolate or white candy melts for a fun and festive look.
  • Mini chocolate chips are also a great option to decorate the Christmas tree with.
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Christmas Tree Cake Pop Tips:

  • Cool Cake – Before crumbling cake, make sure you allow the cake to cool completely to room temperature.
  • Cake – We recommend removing the brown edges of the cake before crumbling.
  • Mixing Cake and Frosting – Completely combine the cake and frosting together. This helps to form the cake into the cones.
  • Freeze Cake Pops – Once you have inserted the stick in the cake pops, make sure to freeze to easily dip into the melted candy melts.
  • Line Baking Sheet – Make sure to line with baking sheet with wax paper for easy clean up.

Recipe Variations:

  • Change the Cake – Feel free to use any flavor of cake to make these cake pops.
  • Melted Chocolate – We used candy melts in this recipe, but you can also melt almond bark or chocolate chips. You can even add food coloring to change the colors.
  • Cake Ball – Feel to make cake balls instead of cones to make this Christmas treat.

Can these Cake Pops be made ahead of time?

Yes, this dessert can easily be prepared ahead of time. We actually recommend making ahead of time, since you have to give them time to freeze. These cakes serve better when made ahead of time.

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How to Store Leftovers:

These Cake Pops are best stored in an air tight container at room temperature. They will last about 5 days if stored properly.

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Christmas Tree Cake Pops

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If you are looking for a fun and festive dessert this holiday, make these Christmas Tree Cake Pops. Delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Freeze 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 173

Ingredients

  • 1 box Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix 16.5 oz box
  • *Plus ingredients to prepare the cake on the back of the box
  • 1/3 cup Vanilla Frosting
  • 16 oz Green Candy Melts
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Yellow Star Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks
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Instructions

  • Make cake and bake according to box instructions in a 9X13 pan. Then let the cake cool at room temperature.
  • Remove the cake from the pan.  Remove the brown outside layer from the cake and throw it away.
  • Crumble up the remaining cake into a large bowl.
  • Add the frosting to your crumbled cake and stir everything together until well combined.
  • Take approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a cone shape and place on a baking sheet.
  • Continue this process until all the cake mixture is formed into cone shapes.
  • Place the green candy melt in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until fully melted. Be careful not to over heat.
  • Dip the end of lollipop sticks into the melted green candy melt.  Then gently place each cake pop stick into the larger end of the cone about halfway through.
  • Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then dip the entire tree portion of the cake pop in the green candy melt.  Use a toothpick to make the candy melt resemble the branches on a Christmas tree.
  • Then place the stick of cake pops in a block of styrofoam.  Top the cake pops with the M&Ms as ornaments and top with a star sprinkle on top before the candy coating dries.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 173kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 1g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 166mg, Potassium 14mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 8IU, Vitamin C 0.02mg, Calcium 51mg, Iron 0.5mg

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If you are looking for a fun and festive dessert this holiday, make these Christmas Tree Cake Pops. Delicious and easy to make. These cake pops are perfect to prepare for all your holiday dinners. You can also wrap up and give to your neighbors. They would also be perfect as a centerpiece for your holiday table. #christmasonadime #christmastreecakepops #cakepops

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