Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine, and nothing says trick-or-treat like spooky cake pops and cakesicles with a Halloween theme! Think scary unicorns, creepy spiderwebs, pumpkins and poison apples!
This list has the BEST Halloween cake pop recipes for your next Halloween theme party or to give to lucky trick-or-treaters. They also make great Halloween gift ideas for friends and family.
Not only is there Halloween cake pop ideas but there’s also some helpful info and top tips on making perfect cake pops at the end of the post to help get your tasty treats ready to go!
Pumpkin Cake Pops
These tasty pumpkin shaped cake pops are the perfect for both Fall and Halloween. It’s a great easy cake pop recipe, with a vanilla flavor option (vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream frosting) or pumpkin spice flavor (vanilla cake and pumpkin spice syrup).
All you need to make the pumpkin shape is the cake pop stick itself. These delicious Halloween cake pops have an orange candy melts coating and a pretzel piece for the pumpkin stalk.
Comes with a gluten-free option.
These spiderweb cake pops are one of the most fun Halloween cake pops to make. The cakesicle is vanilla and orange flavoured and covered in a marbled orange and black candy melts coating.
Wrapping these cakesicles are melted marshmallows for a spooky spiderweb effect. You can even add some creepy crawlers on top if you fancy!
Comes with a gluten-free option.
Scary Unicorn Cakesicles
For all the unicorn fans, these cakesicles are a spooky take on the mythical classic. Dark purple unicorns cakesicles are made from vanilla cake pop filling with a candy melt coating. The horns, ears, eyes and flowers are made of black fondant icing.
Top tip – you can swap the black icing for drawing on the faces with edible marker if you prefer!
Comes with a gluten-free option.
Pumpkin Coffin Cake Pops (Vegan)
This Halloween themed vegan treat is perfect for those on a plant-based diet and those that aren’t!
This vegan Halloween cake pop recipe is made of tasty pumpkin spice cake cut into a coffin shape and stuck on a popsicle stick. It’s coated with a vegan cream cheese frosting, to make these cute but creepy treats.
Vampire Cake Pops
What a fun idea these little vampire cake pops are! Surprisingly cute, these fanged fiends are both delicious and adorable – perfect for your next Halloween party.
This recipe uses a toothpick to help decorate and a cute cape made of fruit roll ups.
Poison Apple Cake Pops
These tasty Halloween cake pops are all glammed up with their sparkly black sanding sugar tops. The cake inside is made from a boxed cake mix with added apple for flavor! They're the perfect Halloween sweet treat, especially for apple lovers.
Frankenstein Cake Pops
Frankenstein cake pops are another great Halloween cake pop idea. They’re cute, spooky and fun, and I love the bright colour from the coating green candy melts! It also has a tasty purple cake pop filling for more Halloween vibes inside.
Using candy eyeballs and melted chocolate to draw on the face and hair makes this a nice and simple treat to make too!
Spooky Eye Cake Pops
For a quick no-bake Halloween dessert, these spooky eye pops are a great idea. They’re actually made using donut holes instead of the usual cake pop mix. The great thing is they're ready in 5mins!
Decorate these Halloween pops easily using a white frosting / icing, red food coloring and candy eyes.
🍭 Halloween Cake Pop Top Tips
Usually cake pops are made of crumbled cake mixed with frosting. These cake balls are then covered in either a candy coating or chocolate coating.
For some other great ideas, you can customise your cake pops in terms of flavour by changing the cake and frosting used. You can then even look for other designs such as ghost cake pops or mummy cake pops!
For perfect Halloween cake pops first time around, check out some of the top tips below!
- Melted chocolate is a great cake pop coating because it generally tastes nicer than melted candy melts. However, you need to melt it very slowly or you could get streaky chocolate once it sets.
- Candy melts are also a great coating because they’re easy to work with and come in a huge range of colours. You should add a few teaspoons of oil to your melted candy melts to thin it to a melted chocolate consistency.
- A white chocolate coating is great because it tastes delicious and can also be coloured for a great Halloween theme. Simply add an oil-based or powder-based food coloring to your melted white chocolate.
- Similarly, you can also use white candy melts and colour them.
- A great way to change the flavour of your cake pops is to swap the flavour of the frosting that you use. For example, for all the chocolate lovers you can change to a chocolate frosting instead.
- For great tasting vanilla cake pops, be sure to use vanilla extract instead of vanilla essence!
- Dipping chilled cake pops is much easier than if they’re warm. It sets the coating quicker and will hold its shape better!
- For best results, chill the cake balls on a cookie sheet or tray lined with greaseproof paper or parchment paper so they don’t stick.
- When I dip my cake pops, I usually only take 4 out of the fridge at a time to work with so the rest stay chilled.
- It’s best to melt your candy melts or chocolate slowly for a better texture and to prevent burning them.
- When making cake pops, you’ll usually need something to stand them in (unless they’re the cake popsicle variety where you use a mould). If you don’t have a cake pop stand, you can use a styrofoam block instead. Simply jab the stick end of your cake pops into a big piece of Styrofoam and it should hold them upright.
- I like to use recyclable cake pop sticks where possible as it’s better for the environment!
- When dunking your cake balls in your melted candy or chocolate, it’s easier to use a tall and narrow container so you don’t need as much candy melts or chocolate.
- It’s best to store your cake pops in an airtight container. Mine usually last for up to 4-5days stored like this, but it will depend on the type of cake pops you are making.
- If it’s hot, you may need to store your cake pops in the fridge.
🎃 Other Halloween Dessert Ideas
If you’re looking for more great ideas for your next Halloween party, why not check out some of these other spooky treats!
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