Halloween Cake Pops (Gluten-free)

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Last Updated on December 17, 2023

Are you looking for a fun and festive treat to serve at your next Halloween party? Look no further than Halloween cake pops! These little treats are perfect for any spooky occasion, and they’re sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Not only are Halloween cake pops delicious, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic baking skills, you can whip up a batch of these spooky treats in no time. Plus, they’re a great way to get creative in the kitchen and show off your Halloween spirit.

Whether you’re looking for a simple Halloween dessert or a fun activity to do with your kids, Halloween cake pops are the perfect choice. So why not give them a try at your next Halloween party and see how spooky and delicious they can be?


What You Need to Make Eyeball Cake Pops

Are you ready to make some spooky and delicious treats for Halloween? Here’s what you’ll need to make eyeball cake pops:


  • Cake mix (boxed or homemade)
  • Frosting
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Candy melts (white and red)
  • Sprinkles or candy eyeballs for decorating


  • Cake pan
  • Large bowl
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Double boiler or microwave for melting chocolate
  • Cookie scoop to make even balls
  • Paint brush for applying food coloring
  • Cake pop stand or foam block for drying

To make gluten-free or healthier cake pops, you can use gluten-free flour or almond flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup instead of traditional ingredients.


  1. Bake a cake according to the instructions on the box or your favorite recipe. Let it cool completely.
  2. Crumble the cake into a large bowl and add frosting. Mix until well combined. Use a small cookie scoop to make even balls.
  3. Melt white candy melts in a double boiler or microwave. Dip a lollipop stick in melted candy and insert it into a cake ball. Repeat with remaining cake balls.
  4. Place the cake pops on wax paper and freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Melt red candy melts in a double boiler or microwave. Add a drop of black gel food coloring and mix well. Use a paint brush to draw veins on the cake pops to make them look like eyeballs.
  6. Dip the cake pops in melted candy melts to coat them completely. Add sprinkles or candy eyeballs for decoration.
  7. Place the cake pops in a cake pop stand or foam block to dry.

Remember not to add too much frosting to the cake mixture, or the cake balls won’t hold their shape. You can use any flavor of cake mix and frosting to customize your cake pops. Have fun and enjoy your delicious treats!

How to Make Easy Halloween Cake Pops

Are you looking for a fun and festive treat to make for Halloween? Look no further than these easy Halloween cake pops! With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can make delicious and spooky treats that are sure to impress your friends and family.

To get started, you’ll need to make the cake. You can make your own cake from scratch, but using a boxed cake mix can save time and effort. Once the cake has cooled, use your hands to crumble it into a large bowl. Add ¼ cup of frosting to the bowl and mash everything together by hand until well combined.

Next, it’s time to shape the cake pops. Use your hands to roll the mixture into balls, about 1 ¼ inches in diameter. Place the balls on a lined cookie sheet and insert a cake pop stick into each one. Cover the sheet tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.

Now it’s time to decorate your cake pops! Melt about ½ cup of white candy wafers according to their instructions. Dip each cake pop into the melted coating, making sure to cover it completely. Allow any excess coating to drip off before placing the cake pop back on the lined cookie sheet.

To make your cake pops extra spooky, use food coloring to create fun designs. For example, you could use red and black gel food coloring to create bat cake pops, or green and black for Frankenstein cake pops. Use a paintbrush to add details like eyes and mouths.

Once you’ve decorated your cake pops, allow them to chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set. Then, they’re ready to serve and enjoy! These cake pops are sure to be a hit at any Halloween party, and they’re also fun to decorate and share on Instagram or Facebook.

Don’t forget to speed up the process by melting enough candy wafers in a dish to a depth of at least an inch deeper than the cake pop’s size. This will make dipping easier and faster, and will also help ensure that your cake pops are evenly coated.

In conclusion, making easy Halloween cake pops is a fun and delicious way to celebrate the spooky season. With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create treats that are sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see what kind of spooky designs you can come up with?

Are you looking for a fun and festive treat to serve at your next Halloween party? Look no further than Halloween cake pops! These little treats are perfect for any spooky occasion, and they're sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.


When it comes to making Halloween cake pops, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your treats turn out perfectly. Here are some notes to consider:

  • Prepare the cake: Start by baking a cake, then let it cool completely before crumbling it into small pieces. You can use any flavor of cake mix you like, but chocolate and vanilla are always popular choices.
  • Add frosting and mix: Next, add frosting to the cake crumbs and mix everything together in a large mixing bowl. You can use any flavor of frosting you like, but cream cheese and vanilla are always great options.
  • Dip the cake: To make cake pops, use your hands to roll the cake mixture into small balls, then dip the tip of a lollipop stick into melted candy melts and insert it into the center of each cake ball. This will help the cake pops stay on the stick.
  • Submerge the cake pop: Once the cake pops are assembled, submerge each one into melted candy melts, using a spoon to help coat the entire surface. You can use any color of candy melts you like, but orange, black, and white are popular choices for Halloween.
  • Decorate: Once the candy coating has hardened, you can decorate your cake pops with icing, candy eyes, sprinkles, and more. Get creative and have fun with it!
  • Reader interactions: If you have any tips or tricks for making Halloween cake pops, feel free to share them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
  • Craft stores: If you need supplies for making Halloween cake pops, be sure to check out your local craft store. They should have everything you need, including candy melts, lollipop sticks, and decorating supplies.
  • Parchment or wax: To prevent your cake pops from sticking to the surface while they dry, be sure to place them on parchment or wax paper.
  • Eyeball cake pops: For a fun and spooky twist on traditional cake pops, try making eyeball cake pops. Simply dip your cake pops in white candy melts, then use a toothpick to add a small dot of black icing in the center. Add a smaller dot of red icing on top of the black to create the pupil, and voila!
  • Krispie treats: If you’re looking for an alternative to cake pops, consider making Halloween-themed Rice Krispie treats. Simply shape the treats into balls or use cookie cutters to create fun shapes, then decorate with candy melts and icing.
  • Tip of the lollipop stick: To prevent your cake pops from falling off the stick, be sure to dip the tip of the lollipop stick in melted candy melts before inserting it into the cake ball.
  • Instagram or Facebook: If you’re proud of your Halloween cake pops, be sure to share photos on Instagram or Facebook. Your friends and family will love seeing your creative treats!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make Halloween-themed cake pops?

Making Halloween-themed cake pops is easy and fun. To make them, start by baking your favorite cake, crumble it up, and mix it with frosting. Then shape the mixture into balls and insert a stick into each one. Once the cake balls are chilled, you can dip them into melted chocolate or candy melts and decorate them with Halloween-themed sprinkles and candies.

What are some creative Halloween cake pop ideas?

There are endless possibilities for creative Halloween cake pop ideas. You can make pumpkin-shaped cake pops, spider web cake pops, ghost cake pops, or even mummy cake pops. You can also use different colored candy melts to create a variety of spooky designs. Let your imagination run wild!

Can I use candy melts for my Halloween cake pops?

Yes, you can use candy melts for your Halloween cake pops. Candy melts are a great alternative to chocolate because they are easier to melt and come in a variety of colors. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the package and melt the candy melts slowly to prevent burning.

Do I need to refrigerate cake pops before dipping?

Yes, it’s important to refrigerate cake pops before dipping them in chocolate or candy melts. This will help them hold their shape and prevent them from falling apart. You can refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes or until they are firm to the touch.

What are some easy Halloween cake pop recipes?

There are many easy Halloween cake pop recipes to choose from. One simple recipe involves using a boxed cake mix, frosting, and candy melts. Another easy recipe involves using store-bought angel food cake, crumbled up and mixed with cream cheese frosting. You can also add food coloring to the frosting to make it more festive.

Are cake pops a cheaper alternative to cupcakes for Halloween parties?

Cake pops can be a great alternative to cupcakes for Halloween parties. They are smaller and easier to eat, which makes them perfect for kids. Plus, you can make a large batch of cake pops for a fraction of the cost of buying cupcakes from a bakery.

Yield: 12

Halloween Cake Pops

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Delight in spooky sweetness with our Halloween cake pops. Perfectly crafted for a touch of eerie delight. Bite into the magic of Halloween today!


Cake (You can also use box cake mix)


Cake Pop Tools



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 10 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl add the ingredients and mix with a spoon until completely combined.
  3. Pour the batter in to the cupcake liners and place in oven.
  4. Let cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.


  1. In mixing bowl add in the ingredients for the frosting and mix with a hand mixer. Set aside. 

Making the Cake Pops

  1. Crumble all the cupcakes into a large bowl, then start with ¼ cup of the frosting and mash everything together by hand. Form 20 2-inch balls by rolling the mixture tightly between the hands. If the mixture is too crumbly, add more frosting a few tablespoons at a time. Too much frosting will create super sticky cake pops that are difficult to dip.
  2. Melt about ½ cup of white candy wafers according to their instructions. Dip a cake pop stick about one inch into the melted coating, then push it halfway through a cake pop. Repeat with each cake pop, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Melt enough candy wafers in a dish to a depth of at least an inch deeper than the cake pop’s size. In one motion, dip a cake pop until it’s completely covered and pull it back out, being careful not to stir the melted candy with the cake pop. Gently tap off any excess, and spin the cake pop if necessary to stop drips. After about 30 seconds, place a candy wafer on the cake pop to create the iris of the eyeball. Place in a cake pop stand or foam brick to harden, and repeat with remaining cake pops, keeping undipped cake pops covered at all times.
  4. Once cake pops are hard, mix the gel colors per the instructions. To get vibrant colors use less water - start with just a drop and mix with the powder thoroughly before adding more.
  5.  Draw blood vessels using red gel with a paint brush, color the iris with green, draw the iris using black, and use the remaining melted white candy wafers to create a reflection spot over each pupil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 882Total Fat: 66gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 61gProtein: 10g

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11 thoughts on “Halloween Cake Pops (Gluten-free)”

  1. Oh my goodness these are so much fun! LOL love it! My kiddos would get a kick out of these. We have a fundraiser coming up for my daughters class in October, we’re in charge of desserts and the cake wake, these would be so much fun to make for that.

  2. I cannot believe this! I fully anticipated clicking over and finding some sort of off ingredient or food dye and this is all real food! Amazing and so beautifully done!


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