Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities alike. I used Paleo Pumpkin Bread to make these wonderful gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free cake pops. My children and their friends devoured them and I was none too sad about this given that these Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops contain both pumpkin (high in beta-carotene) and dark chocolate (rich in antioxidants).
I’m doing my best these days to keep the boys and their friends (all teenagers now) away from processed junk food. I’m feeding them lots of high-protein snacks as well as my healthier desserts. So far it seems to be working.
I hope you and yours enjoy these Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops as much as we do!
- Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bread
- Cool Paleo Pumpkin Bread completely
- Crumble Paleo Pumpkin Bread into a big bowl, making sure there are no large pieces
- Mash Paleo Pumpkin Bread with your hands so that it starts to clump together
- Using a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop form balls
- Be sure to press balls very firmly with your hands so they hold together
Place balls on a parchment paper lined plate and place in freezer for 30 minutes
- Melt dark chocolate in a very small pot, over very low heat
- One at a time, dip about ½ inch of the tip of a lollipop stick into melted chocolate
- Insert the lollipop stick straight into a cake ball, no more than halfway through
- Holding stick with cake ball attached, dip entire cake ball into melted chocolate, until covered
- Make sure chocolate coating meets at base of lollipop stick; this helps secure cake ball to stick
- Twirl any excess chocolate coating off the cake pop so it is evenly coated
- Place cake pop into a Styrofoam block
- Complete with remaining cake pops and allow set completely
- Serve your Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops!
Makes 12 cake pops (refrigerate in a sealed container)
Making Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops is a fun party activity. You can let the little ones crumble up the Paleo Pumpkin Bread and wad it into balls and then pass it over to you to assemble on the lollipop sticks and dip into melted dark chocolate.
For more information on how to make cake pops, check out Bakerella’s excellent video.
Although I haven’t tried it myself, I bet these cake pops would taste incredible dipped in white chocolate.
Here are some of my healthier Halloween recipes: