Snow Ball Easter Pops

Did you love Snow balls? Here is a cute way to let the kids try a homemade snow ball and make your own Easter memories.

Cake: ( I am using my chocolate cake recipe.  You may want to cut recipe in half, as it will make many ..many pops. )

1 – 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter Room Temperature

2 Cups Sugar

3 Large Eggs

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup Cocoa Powder

3/4 Cup Milk

3/4 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee – Cooled

Icing /Filling:

6 Large Egg Whites, Room Temperature

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar

1/3 Cup Water

2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract

1 Cup Cool Whip

2 Cups Shredded Coconut

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add  eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each egg addition., then mix in vanilla.

In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.  Mix milk and coffee together.  Gradually add dry mixture then milk mixture into butter, alternating wet to dry, ending with dry ingredients, until just mixed through.

Pour batter evenly into greased and floured cake pop pans.  Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake pulls out clean.  Do not over bake.  Let pops cool completely.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cream of tartar and water. Bring to a boil and cook until syrup reaches 242 F (using a candy thermometer).

Meanwhile; beat egg whites to soft peaks. Slowly add in the sugar syrup,  then,  extracts. Beat for about 10 minutes, or until all ingredients are incorporated.

In small bowl take half of the frosting, fold in whipped cream.

Take icing mixed with cool whip, place into a pastry bag with a long thin piping tip and squeeze desired amount of filling into the center of each pop.

Frost each pop generously, with remaining frosting, dip into shredded coconut. to cover completely.  Place on Popsicle sticks.  Decorate as desired.

 

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