Step 1 – Cake Pops
Place the cake cubes in the bowl of a mixer. Mix the cake with the mixer paddle until it’s crumbled. Add 1/4 cup of frosting to the cake and mix. Continue to add more frosting, one tablespoon at a time, until the cake crumbles have formed a dough. Set it aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Leaves (If you have a mold, see tips for instructions. If not proceed below)
Place the melted dark green chocolate in a piping bag. Snip just the tip at end with scissors, pipe little leaf shapes on a silicone mat or parchment lined tray. Place it in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes until all the leaves are dry.
Step 3 – Shape the cake pops
Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough. Roll each dough piece between your hands until a smooth ball forms. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the red candy melts in a bowl, and the light green ones in a different bowl. Melt one bowl at a time by microwaving for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted.
Dip the end of each cake pop stick (about 1/2 inch) in either the red or the green melted chocolate. Tap it gently to shake off excess chocolate from the stick.
Push the dipped end of the stick into each cake ball that’s on the tray. Place the tray of cake balls with the stick in the freezer for 10 minutes.
While the cake pops are in the freezer, snap the pretzels into pieces to form small stems for the apples. It’s important to have this ready before you start dipping the cake pops
Step 8 – Dip the cake pops
Remove the cake pops from the freezer and gather everything to assemble the cake pops. Pour 1/4 cup of the Domino® Turbinado Sugar in a small bowl. Dip each cake pop in the melted red or green chocolate. Tap the stick gently on the side of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate.
Immediately after dipping, place the pretzel on top to form the stem, and place the leaf right next to the stem. Sprinkle about 1/4 tsp of Domino® Turbinado Sugar on the apple, while the chocolate coating is still wet.
Place the cake pop on the cake pop stand to dry. Once dry, lay them down on a tray and serve!