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How to Make Cake Pops Christmas Treats for Kids

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Are you on the hunt for a fun and festive Christmas treat for kids? Learn how to make cake pops in the Instant pot! A Christmas cake pops that is such a fun one for kids of all ages.

plate of cake pops christmas truffles with green chocolate covering and a red heart on them. There is a bite taken out of one of the truffles.

These are easy Christmas treat that are fun. Grab a cake pop stand and place your cake pops on it, and serve up a fun dessert. A green chocolate covered chocolate cake ball, with the famous red heart sprinkle.

Make some Unicorn Popcorn for another fun treat!

ingredients for cake pops christmas truffles in ingredient bowls

How to Make Cake Pops

Cake pops are so easy to make! You will use your Instant Pot to cook the cake. I used a chocolate cake mix from a box. Whipped it up as directed, poured into the pan, covered, and cooked on high pressure as directed.

Remove and place the cake to cool on a cooling rack. Then when the cake is cooled mix crumbled cake with the frosting.

Melt up your green chocolate, and stick your cake balls you rolled on a stick and dip in the green chocolate. Place a red heart sprinkle to mimic the Grinch.

Allow the cake pops to harden up and then serve!

Could I Use A Different Cake Mix

Of course. If you are not a fan of chocolate or have a preferred cake you want, go right ahead. You will cook it the same if it is a boxed cake mix.

Or if you have cake you cooked in the oven, you can still crumble and mix with frosting just as you would this. I just used the Instant Pot for an easy baking.

Supplies Used for Making These Cake Truffles

  • 6x3 Fat Daddio's springform pan | This cake pan is versatile and can also be used to make cheesecakes.
  • Round parchment paper | Use these pre-cut parchment paper rounds to prevent cake (or cheesecake) from sticking to the bottom of a pan.
  • Glass mixing bowls | This set of 3 nesting mixing bowls is microwave safe so you can melt the chocolate for this recipe easily.
  • Parchment paper rectangles | We like to use pre-cut parchment paper for cookie trays. For this recipe we use the parchment paper two times. Once to set the cake balls on before doing a quick freeze, and then a second time after dipping in chocolate.

Variations To Christmas Cake Pops

  • Use any flavor of boxed cake mix as you would like.
  • I used cream cheese frosting but swap with whatever you prefer.
  • Use whatever color of chocolate you want for dipping.
  • Consider adding sprinkles, drizzle more chocolate, or even crushed peppermint on top of the wet chocolate.

You can make so many different cake pops that will win over your family and friends. This is a great recipe that is versatile. You could make these for any occasion that comes across your path.

plate of cake pops christmas truffles with green chocolate covering and a red heart on white plate

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Storing Cake Pops

I find that you can store your cake pops in the fridge for the maximum shelf life. Since I used a cream cheese frosting I find that it needs to be stored in the fridge. It will help keep your cake pops fresher the longest.

If you don't plan to eat them all right away, freeze them! These Instant Pot dessert bites will store in the freezer for 2-3 months easily. Just toss in the proper container and freeze. You can do the same thing with our Nutella Bites and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bites.

Also, don't stop here, if you are looking for more Christmas recipes, here are more to consider.

  • Christmas Cheesecake | The Instant Pot is an incredible way to make a cheesecake. Here you have easy steps, for the ultimate velvety smooth Christmas cheesecake.
  • Gingerbread Cake | If you are a fan of warm spices of gingerbread, this cake is right up your alley.
Yield: 35 servings

Holiday Cake Pops

Holiday Cake Pops

These Grinch holiday cake pops are an easy Instant Pot small bites dessert recipe that can be serve as a cake pop or without a stick. Either way, they are absolutely tasty and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


    1. Make cake mix according to package instructions and then lightly grease springform cake pan. Line with round parchment paper.
    2. Pour in the cake mix, and then cover the pan with aluminum foil.
    3. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the inner pot. Place the trivet inside the inner pot. Place the Fat Daddio's springform cake pan inside the inner pot on a trivet. We use this red sling that doubles as a trivet.
    4. Close the lid and set your Instant Pot to sealing. Set for a high pressure cooking time of 50 minutes. When the cooking time is up, do a manual pressure release.
    5. Carefully remove the cake pan from the inner pot using your Instant Pot mitts and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the Devil's food cake to cool completely.
    6. When the cake is cooled, remove to a large bowl, and then crumble.
    7. Add in the cream cheese frosting to the crumbled cake, and then mix well.
    8. Use a cookie scoop, form a ball out of the cake mix and then place it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat this with the remaining cake mix. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
    9. Melt the baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until it is completely melted.
    10. Add the green food coloring in to the baking chocolate until desired color is reached.
    11. Remove the cake balls from the freezer. Dip each truffle into the green chocolate. Coat completely, and then set on a sheet of parchment paper and immediately place one heart sprinkle on the top of each truffle before the chocolate hardens. Let the chocolate harden until fully set.


If you'd like to make different flavors of cake with other colors of chocolate, simply switch out the cake mix and the color of gel food coloring.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 17mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 1g

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