These little guys are inspired by constant visits to Starbucks for their cake pops. You can do it yourself and make it healthyish AND a really delicious treat. Yes.. it is possible. The amazing thing about this dessert, beyond the almond flour, is that the possibilities are endless. I would love to try chocolate on chocolate next time. Or even a glazed donut pop. I’m salivating just writing this. And if you don’t feel like doing the cake pop, just make truffle balls.
The cake texture aspect of these is so spot on as well; exactly what you would expect of a cake pop.. zero compromise. And they are just the right amount of sweet. Not over the top.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup sugar of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (+more later)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- sprinkles of choice
- lollipop sticks
In a medium bowl, whisk together the first 6 ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and egg. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until just incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minumum of 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into small balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow balls to fully cool and then refrigerate for 1 hour.
Melt 2 teaspoons coconut oil, on low heat, in a small saucepan. Add the white chocolate chips. Constantly stirring until all are melted and mixture is completely smooth. Remove from burner.
You will need a box or a piece of styrafoam that you can stick the cake pops in after dunking into the white chocolate.
Insert the lollipop sticks into the cake ball. Dunk in melted white chocolate and allow all excess to drip off. Make sure the base of the cake pop is covered. Sprinkle with your decorations and immediately insert pops in the box stand. Don’t wait to decorate.. this chocolate coating sets and dries quickly.
Yields 21 cake pops.