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Chocolate Spider Cake Pops

Wisconsin Cheese Chocolate Spider Cake Pops Recipe
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Active Time
1 hour
Servings
Makes
2 Dozen Pops

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool cake completely as directed. Crumble cake into a large bowl.
  2. Beat the mascarpone, confectioners' sugar and cocoa in a large bowl until blended. Beat in cake until combined. Shape cake mixture into 24 balls, about 1 1/2-inches each. Place on baking pans. Freeze for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Melt candy coating and shortening in a medium, microwave-safe bowl on 40% power for 1 minute. Stir; microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  4. Insert tip of 1 lollipop stick into a ball; remove. Dip the tip into candy mixture, and insert into the hole in ball. Using the stick, dip the ball into candy mixture to coat, let any excess candy drip off. Place two eyeballs; sprinkle black sugar over ball to coat. Insert stick into Styrofoam to set. Repeat step with remaining balls.
  5. Poke four holes with a toothpick on both sides of balls; insert licorice for legs. Refrigerate until serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

It’s rich, creamy and slightly sweet; mascarpone cheese that’s crafted in Wisconsin consistently wins top honors in national competitions.

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