Oreo Cake Pops

Not like any of you are surprised, but it’s been almost 4 months since my wedding and I’m still talking about it.  I just can’t seem to let go!  But also, the fact that the wedding was featured yesterday on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog means I totally have another excuse for at least another month or so.  I spent an embarrassing amount of time on SMP the year of my engagement, and there was a time that my Google Reader (RIP dear friend) had more wedding posts than food posts.  I was obsessed with checking out the galleries from every wedding posted, seeing if I could find just one more creative idea to make my wedding unforgettable.  So when I found out my wedding was going to be featured, I was just a little bit excited.  The thought of another bride-to-be finding my wedding photos inspirational in whatever form is extremely cool.  So in celebration, I’ve recreated one of my favorite things from our dessert bar that night – Oreo Cake Pops.  And of course I had to dress them up and surround them with pretty wedding-related things so they truly honor our big day :)

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Although I made all the sugar cookie escort cards that I blogged about, I wasn’t quite crazy enough to tackle making anything for our dessert table.  I left that up to the trusty professionals at Truffles Bakery, one of our favorite places to grab a sweet treat when we lived in Connecticut.  I imagine I wasn’t the easiest customer since 1) I was a bride, and 2) I am obviously pretty particular about my baked goods, but Shannon and her team definitely met my expectations.  I bought lots of new cake stands for the wedding (including the milk glass one above, from a flea market!) and jars to hold all the goodies and even made a detailed drawing of how I’d like everything to be arranged.  See why she might have found me just a tad annoying??  Anyway, the table was filled with so many goodies – 3 kinds of cupcakes, 3 flavors of cake pops, macarons, mini cannolis, mini lemon tarts, apple cinnamon donut holes, and lots of color-coordinated candy. Here’s a little collage of what the spread looked like before everyone dug in (photos courtesy of Julie Morawski):

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I even titled the dessert table “Ryan and Erica’s Sweet Tooth” as a tribute to my blog, pretty cute right?  But I wasn’t only concerned with appearance, I wanted everyone to be blown away by how delicious everything tasted too.  Wedding cake can be very forgettable, and I knew my guests were expecting the very best from me as a baking-obsessed bride.  So even though the cake pops weren’t all perfectly color coordinated and the whole thing didn’t have Amy Atlas’s name all over it, I was thrilled to provide our guests desserts that tasted as good as they looked.  During the reception I had my bridesmaids make me a little sampling plate from the dessert table, and although everything I ate was amazing, for some reason the Oreo cake pops really stood out in my mind.  I think it was because they really tasted like Oreos, not just a chocolate/white chocolate cookies and cream combination.  So I set out to make my own version by throwing in as many Oreos as I thought the mixture could handle and really loved the result.  They were completed with the little sprinkling of crumbs just as Truffles did for us, but I opted to use some of the leftover stripey straws from the bar instead of lollipop sticks.  Now if only I had thought of that before the wedding!  I know, I know, I had/have a problem…

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But these fancy cake pops don’t need to be reserved for just weddings, I made them for my co-resident’s birthday and she loved them just the same.  Good thing she also happens to love Oreos and as a bride-to-be herself, can understand why I would make a dessert based off my wedding that happened a month before I even met her :)  Sorry Ilana for hijacking your birthday for this post-wedding celebration, but you have to admit, they were pretty darn tasty.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed me blabbing about the wedding here on the blog the past year, and I certainly hope you make these cake pops to enjoy yourself!

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Oreo Cake Pops

Yield: 30 cake pops


1 box chocolate cake mix
15 Oreos, crushed
1/3 cup canned vanilla frosting
2 bags vanilla candy melts (I used Wilton)
Lollipop sticks or stripey straws


Bake cake according to package’s instructions and allow to cool completely. While cake is baking, place the Oreos in a food processor or blender and blend until fine crumbs form.

Crumble baked cake with your fingers and mix in frosting and most of the Oreo crumbs in, leaving about 1/4 cup of crumbs aside to use as topping. Mix well until a homogenous, malleable dough forms.

Form dough into balls, place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Melt a handful of the candy melts and dip the ends of the lollipop sticks/straws in the candy before inserting into cake balls. Return cake balls to fridge for another 10-15 minutes.

Melt the rest of the candy melts in a deep bowl. Submerge each cake pop in the melted candy and gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to help shake off any excess coating. Invert cake pops onto a wax-paper lined surface and sprinkle with Oreo crumbs.

**Sometimes dipping the cake balls in the chocolate with straws can be difficult/scary, so for most of these, I actually cheated and just dipped the balls of cake mixture with a spoon, tapped to remove the excess, transferred them to the wax paper lined surface, and then stuck the straws in at the end. I find this doesn't always yield to the smoothest of cake pops, but at least I don't lose any falling into the chocolate!

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Okay, just one more photo because the straws are so pretty :)  And if you want more striped cake pops, check out these pink ones I made last year!

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12 Responses to “Oreo Cake Pops”

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 25, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    You couldn’t drag me away from the dessert table even if you tried. Your wedding sounds blissful and sweet. These pops look amazing. Love the straw.

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    heather — September 25, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    I can tell you right now I’ll be talking about my wedding years afterwards. Anyway I LOOVVEEE your sweets bar! We are doing a small candy bar at our wedding and we are thinking cake pops as well. It’s a sweet little gift for our guest


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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 25, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    Your dessert table looked AMAZING! I’m glad everything worked out the way you wanted it to :)

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    Beth — September 25, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Your wedding photos are just beautiful, and that dessert table looks amazing. I love the idea of little treats at a reception and yours are always incredible. Congratulations on your marriage!

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    Michele Shanahan DeMoss — September 26, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    How delicious and cute looking! Love this idea

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    Mary Brady — September 26, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Great photography, by the way. Also this little treat looks QUITE tasty! MMM!

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    Alana — September 29, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    Those look yummy. If you want any even stronger Oreo flavor, I would think you could skip the cake part altogether; just ground the Oreos to a powder, add a little bit of water, and then the frosting.

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    Rachel @thedessertchronicles.om — September 29, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Your wedding pictures are incredible and the dessert table is to die for! I will be making these cake pops ASAP!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — October 1, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    Erica, congrats on being featuring on SMP! Your wedding looked absolutely gorgeous. I too spent an embarrassing amount of time perusing SMP both before AND after my wedding. I just love weddings, I guess.

    And I can’t wait to try out these oreo cake pops! I’m a big oreos fan, so I would definitely love the pronounced oreo flavor in these.

    BTW, your milk glass cake stand is lovely! We used milk glass vases for our centerpieces. We found the majority of the vases at thrift stores/garage sales. Some were so pretty that we kept them rather than using them in the wedding. It’s amazing what people will throw away!

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    Alexandra — October 2, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Look easy enough to make! I’m sold on anything made with Oreos.. Your pictures are incredible. It looks on par with the desserts I saw here > http://celebritychef.tv/2013/09/25/hedy-goldsmith-the-doyenne-of-dessert

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    Regina — February 22, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    Your wedding pictures are awesome! Your dessert table is inspirational. Thanks for sharing

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    Regina — February 22, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    Your wedding pictures are awesome! Your dessert table is inspirational. Thanks for sharing…..shopandbake.com

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