Halloween black spider cake pops

What has eight legs and tastes delicious? This recipe for spider cake pops! Create your own as a spooky Halloween treat

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 16
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Halloween black spider cake pops
  • 350 gram frozen chocolate slab cake
  • 375 gram dark chocolate melts
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 16 black lollipop or ice-block sticks
  • 240 gram packet of black licorice strap
  • styrofoam block
  • 32 mini m&m’s


Halloween black spider cake pops
  • 1
    Place broken up frozen cake into food processor and process until just starting to clump together. Shape level tablespoons of the mixture into balls, squeezing firmly. Place balls on a baking paper-lined tray. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm.
  • 2
    Stir chocolate and oil in a medium heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water until smooth (don’t let water touch base of bowl). Pour into a small heatproof jug.
  • 3
    Dip the end of one stick into the chocolate, then push it about halfway into a ball of cake. Return to tray. Repeat with remaining sticks and balls of cake. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cut licorice strap into 16 x 4cm pieces. Cut each piece into 8 strips lengthways.
  • 5
    Decorate one cake pop at a time. Dip a cake pop into the melted chocolate, rocking back and forth to coat; don’t swirl the pop or it will break. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the jug.
  • 6
    Stand pop upright in a styrofoam block. Insert 8 licorice pieces into sides of pop for legs. Decorate with M&M’s for eyes. Stand pop upright until set. Repeat with remaining cake pops, licorice and M&M’s. Re-melt chocolate as necessary.


Not suitable to freeze, chocolate suitable to microwave. Store pops in an airtight container at a cool room temperature until ready to serve. Cake pops will keep for up to a week. Don’t refrigerate, as the colouring on the M&M’s will run. Black pop sticks are available from cake decorating supply stores.

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