Stop grabbing these cake pops from the coffee stop! Make your own homemade Starbucks cookies and cream cake pops for a fraction of the cost! Let me show you how!
Do you love cookies and cream? I sure do! And I’m not talking about the ice cream flavor. I mean those chocolate cookies with the creamy filling in the center. Mmmm….just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Well, today I’m going to show you how to make cookies and cream cake pops! These are perfect for any party – they’re sure to be a hit!
What are Cookies and Cream Cake Pops?
Cake pops are the latest trend in desserts, and cookies and cream cake pops are a delicious twist on the classic treat. These bite-sized treats are made by combining crumbled cookies and cream cake with frosting, rolling them into balls, and then dipping them in melted chocolate.
The result is a delicious, portable treat that is perfect for parties, picnics, or anytime you want a sweet treat. Best of all, cookies and cream cake pops are surprisingly easy to make at home.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in no time. So whether you’re looking for a unique dessert for your next party or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, give cookies and cream cake pops a try.
Starbucks Cookies and Cream Cake Pop Ingredients
You don’t need a ton of ingredients for these cake pops. In fact, you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cake– You will need a prepared chocolate cake, crumbled. Use any box cake mix you prefer for this recipe.
- Frosting– You will want to use white cake frosting. I use store-bought, but you can make your own Homemade White Classic Frosting.
- Chocolate sandwich cookies– You will need cream filled sandwich cookies such as Oreos. You can use generic brands as well.
- White almond bark– This is microwavable chocolate which makes it easy for melting.
- Cake pop sticks– You can use cake pop sticks or popsicle sticks for these delicious desserts.
How to Make Homemade Cookies and Cream Cake Pops
These delicious Cookies and Cream Cake Pops are super easy to make. Just follow the simple steps below!
Step 1: Make the Batter
Crumble the cake into a large mixing bowl with the frosting, and cream filling from 6 Oreos (set cookies to the side). Mix the batter well until the cake becomes like a firm batter. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the Balls
Form the batter into 15 1 ½” balls. Set to the side.
Step 3: Melt the Chocolate
Place the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Heat it in 30 second increments until it is fully melted. Add a splash of oil if needed.
Step 4: Add Cake Pops to Cake Balls
Dip the cake pop stick into the melted chocolate about a half inch. Then stick it into the cake ball. Repeat for all the cake balls.
Step 5: Make Cookie Crumbles
Place the cookies into a blender. Pulverize the chocolate cookies until they turn into cookie crumbs.
Step 6: Dip Cake Pops in Melted Chocolate
Take the cake pops that were first to receive their sticks and dip them into the melted chocolate until fully coated.
Step 7: Let Cake Pops Harden
Place the finished cake pop upright in a holder or foam base/ Then, sprinkle cookie crumbs on top before the chocolate hardens. Let chocolate harden and set.
Serve and Enjoy!
Coffees to Pair with Your Cake Pops
Of course the main reason we get cake pops for our kids is to enjoy a coffee for ourselves! Here are some of my favorite drinks to make at home along with my cookies and cream cake pops:
- Vanilla Iced Chai Latte
- Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte
- Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
- Vanilla Whipped Coffee
How many Calories are in a Cookie and Cream Cake Pop?
You might be surprised to learn that a Cookie and Cream Cake Pop from Starbucks contains a whopping 440 calories! And that’s not even including the vanilla dip coating, which adds an additional 120 calories.
So if you’re watching your waistline, you might want to give this treat a miss. But if you’re looking for a delicious indulgence, this cake pop is hard to beat.
Do Cake Pops Need to be Frozen Before Dipping?
The answer is a bit complicated and depends on a few factors.
For starters, it’s important to note that not all cake pops need to be frozen before dipping. If your cake pop dough is firm enough to hold its shape without being too crumbly, then you can probably skip the freezing step. However, if your cake pop dough is on the softer side, freezing it for an hour or two beforehand will help to make it more firm and easier to dip.
Another factor to consider is the type of coating you’ll be using for your cake pops. If you’re planning on using a hard candy coating, such as melted chocolate or candy melts, then freezing the cake pops beforehand is definitely recommended. This will help to prevent the candy coating from melting too quickly and becoming runny. On the other hand, if you’re using a softer icing or glaze, then freezing isn’t necessary.
Can I Make Cake Pops a Day Before The Party?
The good news is that cake pops can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. Just be sure to keep them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out. When you’re ready to serve them, simply remove them from the fridge and let them come to room temperature. Then, enjoy your delicious cake pops!
If you’re making cake pops for a party that’s more than two days away, you’re better off freezing them.
To freeze cake pops, simply insert a toothpick into each pop, then place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for about an hour, then transfer to a freezer-safe storage container or bag. When you’re ready to serve the cake pops, simply thaw them at room temperature for about an hour.
- 1/2 prepared cake crumbled, (13x9 cake)
- 2 tablespoons of white cake frosting
- 6 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, (Oreo brand or generic) - save the cookies for the next ingredient
- 6 cookies with cream filling removed
- 4 cubes of white almond bark
- Cake pop sticks
1. In a large mixing bowl, add the cake, frosting, and cream filling from the cookies. Mix well until the cake becomes like firm batter. Set cookies aside.
2. Form batter into 1 1/2” balls. Set aside.
3. Melt the almond bark in a bowl using a microwave. Heat 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. Add a splash of oil if needed.
4. Dip the cake pop stick into the melted chocolate about a half inch. Then stick it into the cake ball. Repeat for all the cake balls.
5. In a blender, pulverize the chocolate cookies to make cookie crumbs.
6. Take the cake pops that were first to receive their sticks and dip them into the melted chocolate until fully coated. Place upright in a holder or foam base to allow the chocolate to harden, sprinkle crumbs on top of the cake pops before the chocolate hardens.
Other Cake Pops to Try
Love a good cake pop? Same here! Here are some of our favorites: