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Red Apple Cake Pops

I know that school is out for the summer, but I wanted to share another thing that Emily and I made for Teacher Appreciation week.

One of the PTA special activities was a treat day for the teachers where people could bring sweet treats and baked goods.

Emily and I searched the internet for some teacher-related goodies and we ended up finding these red apple cake pops.

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They are so cute!

I know I say that all the time about the stuff I make, but look at these!

They are sooooo cute!

The Stems

The stems are broken pretzel rods.

Tip! Break the pretzel rods pretty small and just lightly place them into the red candy coating. Don’t try to jam them into the actual cake ball.

If you press the pretzel rod pieces into the actual cake ball, you’ll likely get some of the cake ball showing through around the “stem”.

My cake was dark chocolate so it looked like I had some bad apples.

Red Apple Cake Pops

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The Leaves

The green “leaves” are green Tic Tacs.

I used wintergreen Tic Tacs.

They looked cute, but they were not great to bite into when you’re eating a cake pop.

If I make these again, I will probably find something different to use for the leaves, maybe some large leaf sprinkles


cake pops ready for dipping

A lot of my apple cake pops cracked.

I think it’s because I inserted the sticks and then put the tray of cake pops into the refrigerator for about a half-hour.

I think cold cake pops are a problem and they should be dipped at room temperature.

Stealing a Cake Pop

I individually wrapped the cake pops and then put them into a little cardboard tray that I found at Hobby Lobby.

Then I wrapped the whole tray of apple cake pops in cellophane and tied a nice red shiny bow on it.

Ya’ll, I need serious help with my bow tying.

They never end up straight or pretty.

Red Apple Cake Pops Ready for Giving

I’ve appreciated Emily and Noah’s teachers so much this year.

They have done a lot for the kids and I hope they have a great summer.

It will probably take them that long to recover. Ha ha.

Red Apple Cake Pops

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