Vegan Cake Pops Recipe

Posted on February 9, 2011

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I first saw Cake Pops on one of the daily deals sites a few months back.  I immediately fell in love.

I decided to try making a vegan, dye-less Cake Pop that every chocoholic would love.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is my Vegan Cake Pops Recipe!

Vegan Cake Pops:

  • 1 box Back to Nature Classic Creme Cookies
  • 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 12 oz bag vegan chocolate chips
  • lollipop sticks
  • Cake Pop stand (*see note)

Pulse cookies in processor until finely crumbled.  Set aside.  Next, mix margarine, shortening, sugar and vanilla until it is the consistency of icing.  Incorporate crumbled cookies into the icing.

With wet hands, roll into approximately 12 balls.  Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

When cookie balls are firm, melt chocolate for dipping.  I make my own double-boiler by filling one-quarter of small sauce pan with water and turning it on medium-high heat.   Pour vegan chocolate chips into a glass bowl that fits securely on top of sauce pan.  You will want to use a glass bowl that is narrow enough for completely dipping the pops.  Place bowl of chocolate chips on top of sauce pan.  Stir often, until all of the chocolates have melted.

Let the chocolate cool for about 3 minutes, so it does not cause the cake balls to fall apart.  Once you are ready to begin dipping, you will need to work semi-quickly, so that the chocolate does not harden in the bowl.

To dip, place tip of lollipop stick in chocolate then about half-way into Cake Pop.  The chocolate will act as a glue to hold the pop in place.  Once stick is secure, dip the pop into the melted chocolate, completely immersing.  Slowly pull pop out of chocolate turning it as needed to create a nice and neat chocolate coverage.  If using sprinkles or candies, decorate at this point.

Place pops in Cake Pop stand or on tray.  Place in refrigerator overnight to allow chocolate to harden.

*Note:  As you can see in the photo, I chose to dip my Cake Pops and let dry upside down in a heart-shaped pan for the holiday.  If you are making these for a party and want a nice round shape, you can purchase a Cake Pop stand. I have also read suggestions of using styrofoam like this round cake-shaped styrofoam, or you can find them at craft supply stores like Michael’s.