Turkey Leg Cake Pops

Are these an entrée, appetizer or dessert?  Yes, they are cake pops!  A simple and fun little treat to make for Thanksgiving or anytime.

This is what you will need …

  • 2 pounds of milk chocolate candy melts
  • 16 oz. container of ready-made frosting
  • 48 small pretzel sticks
  • 9″ x 13″ cake (I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix)

First of all … I will try to do my best of explaining how to make cake pops.  However, it will not hurt my feelings if you want to check out the expert, Bakerella … she is the queen of cake pops.  I did have the pleasure of attending a class that she taught at the Oregon Coast Cupcake Camp last year.  She is a great teacher … and a nice person too!

Make sure that your cake is totally cooled after baking … and crumble it in a large bowl.  I used my hands and took two pieces of cake and basically rubbed them together …

Add 3/4 of the tub of frosting and mix well … until all combined …

Roll the mixture into balls about 1-1/2″ balls (size of walnut) … and shape to look like a pear or teardrop … lay on wax paper lined tray …

Refrigerate at least 1 hour … remove 12 cake balls from the fridge and then dip the pretzel in melted chocolate and insert into the small end of the cake ball …

Refrigerate again until chilled … then dip in melted chocolate to cover the cake and partially up the pretzel.  I did not worry about air bubbles in the chocolate … turkey legs are not perfectly smooth …

Lay on wax paper lined sheet and refrigerate again if necessary to firm up chocolate … repeat until you have completed all the cake balls.

I would love to hear from you … please leave a comment!

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