Turkey Cake Pops

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These turkey cake pops are rich, decadent, and so super cute! Filled with rich cake, covered in chocolate, and decorated to look like turkeys, they make an adorable addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Closeup shot of turkey cake pops on plate

If you love making the holidays fun, then you’ll adore this recipe. These cute little turkeys make a great snack or dessert at any Thanksgiving gathering.

Turkey Cake Pops

I love to add fun little accents to my holiday gatherings, and these cake pops are one way I do that at Thanksgiving. While they’re cute enough for the kids, they’re tasty enough for everyone. I also think they make a great little pop of color on the Thanksgiving table.

Closeup shot of hand holding a turkey cake pop

Ingredients

It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this incredibly easy recipe.

  • chocolate cake mix prepared according to box directions 
  • white frosting
  • chocolate bark
  • thin dark chocolate Oreos
  • candy corn candies
  • candy eyeballs 
  • yellow candy balls
  • heart sprinkles
Individual cake pop ingredients on table

Instructions

It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps to make this incredibly easy recipe.

Bake cake according to package directions. Allow cake to cool completely.

Crumble the entire cake in a large bowl with a fork.

Add frosting and work it into the cake crumbs with your hands until it forms a ball.

Overhead shot of crumbled chocolate cake and chocolate frosting in mixing bowl

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Closeup shot of hand holding a cake ball over a baking sheet with more cake balls

Freeze them for 1 hour.

Melt chocolate bark in a microwave-safe cup that cake balls can be dipped in. 

Using two forks, roll each cake pop in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off.  Place dipped cake pops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Closeup overhead shot of chocolate coated cake ball on fork

Before chocolate hardens, place an Oreo on the backside.  

Carefully place the eyes, nose, and mouth in place.  I like to use a tweezers.  And if the chocolate hardens too quickly, you can add a bit of melted chocolate on the back sides of the eyes, noses, and mouths to act as glue.

Finally, dip the tips of each candy corn in melted chocolate and place three of them on each turkey to create the feathers.  You may have to hold them for a bit until the chocolate hardens.

Chill before serving.

Closeup shot of turkey cake pop with more turkey cake pops in background

Equipment

It only takes a few kitchen basics to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls
  • Fork
  • Baking dish
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Microwaveable glass

Substitutions

Cake: You can use any chocolate cake mix you have on hand.

Oreos: Thin Oreos work best, but normal Oreos will work in a pinch.

Turkey cake pops on plate

Options

Looking for ways to change up these turkey cake pops? Here are some suggestions.

Homemade: If you’re feeling fancy, you can make this using homemade cake and frosting.

White Turkey: Use white cake, vanilla frosting, and Golden Oreos to make white turkeys.

Tips:

  • Don’t refrigerate your cake balls longer than an hour. If you do, they’ll be too cold, and they might cause your chocolate coating to crack.
  • Hold your candy corn in place for a few seconds to ensure that they adhere to the Oreos.
  • Tweezers make it so much easier to add the facial features onto these turkey cake balls.
Closeup shot of turkey cake ball with bite taken out.

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FAQ

How long will these last?

They’ll last for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze these?

You can freeze them for up to 3 months, but I don’t recommend it. The candy and the Oreo might get dislodged.

Why are my cake balls crumbly?

You didn’t add enough frosting. The frosting is the binder. If there isn’t enough, the balls will be crumbly.

Closeup shot of turkey cake pops on plate

Turkey Cake Pops

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Yield: 28 cake pops

Turkey Cake Pops

Turkey Cake Pops

These adorable turkey cake pops are the perfect Thanksgiving treat for your guests. They're fast, easy, and so tasty.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • chocolate cake mix prepared according to box directions
  • 2-3 tbsp white frosting
  • 16 oz chocolate bark
  • 28 thin dark chocolate Oreos
  • 84 candy corn candies
  • 56 candy eyeballs
  • 28 yellow candy balls (for noses)
  • 28 heart sprinkles (for mouths)

Instructions

  1. Allow cake to cool after baking according to box directions.
  2. Crumble entire cake in a large bowl with a fork.
  3. Add frosting and work it into the cake crumbs with your hands until it forms a ball.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Freeze them for 1 hour.
  6. Melt chocolate bark in a microwave-safe cup that cake balls can be dipped in. 
  7. Using two forks, roll each cake pop in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off.  Place dipped cake pops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Before chocolate hardens, place an Oreo on the backside.  
  9. Carefully place the eyes, nose, and mouth in place.  I like to use a tweezers.  And if the chocolate hardens too quickly, you can add a bit of melted chocolate on the back sides of the eyes, noses, and mouths to act as glue.
  10. Finally, dip the tips of each candy corn in melted chocolate and place three of them on each turkey to create the feathers.  You may have to hold them for a bit until the chocolate hardens.
  11. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

28

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1373Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 4mgSodium 114mgCarbohydrates 322gFiber 1gSugar 296gProtein 2g

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