These easy Halloween push pops went over so well with Lucian. He has a cute little black face and fingers but I made him one happy little boy with these. He has yet to try those Flintstones push pops, but I bet he would love those too. Wait, do they even still make those? I remember eating them as a little girl. I know he doesn't know who the Flintstones are. We occasionally throw on the Boomerang channel to see what he says, but he's never impressed.
I used this recipe for two different Halloween projects. I figured I had so much fun with this first one, I would do a twist on it and make some cute cupcakes. I'll be sharing those Friday so come back to see them!
I got my push pop molds from my monthly subscription of My Bakers Box. Along with the push pop molds, I got sprinkles, white frosting, cupcake liners and decorative spider wrappers, and zombie sugar dec-ons. You may see a lot of the other goodies on Friday's post. 😉
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Easy Halloween Push Pops
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 cup water
- black gel paste color
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 4 - 6 T . heavy cream
- Electric Orange Electric Green, Electric Purple and Regal Purple
- Halloween sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a ¼ sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.
- Prepare the boxed cake mix like instructed. Mine required 3 eggs, ⅓ cup butter and 1 cup of water. Be sure to use what your boxed cake mix requires.
- Add in black gel paste color. Add enough to make the cake batter black or gray. If you don't want to use as much food coloring, use a chocolate cake instead. The color will darken up slightly as it bakes.
- Spread into the ¼ sheet pan.
- Place into the oven and bake for 17 minutes or until done. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean or with moist crumbs, it's done. If there's batter, let it bake a little longer.
- Let cool completely.
- Find a cutter the size of the push pop opening or slightly smaller. I just used the push pop container and cut out all of the circles and then washed the push pop mold.
- In a mixing bowl, add the butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream. Mix on low until the powdered sugar is incorporated.
- Turn the mixer on high and whip for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Divide the frosting into thirds.
- Color each third the one of the halloween gel paste colors. I combined the electric purple and regal purple to get the perfect purple, in my opinion. Add as much or as little. I added quite a bit to get the deep colors.
- Place each color into a sandwich bag. Cut the corner off each bag.
- Press a piece of cake into the push pop mold.
- Pipe in the first color of your choice. I used purple first.
- Add another piece of cake.
- Pipe in the second color. I used orange.
- Add another piece of cake.
- Pipe in the third color. I used green and a piping tip.
- Add Halloween sprinkles to the top.
- Repeat with the 3 remaining push pop molds.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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