Peppermint Bark Cake Pops Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Peppermint Bark Cake Pops are delicious bites of chocolate encased in a beautiful vanilla almond bark shell. Perfect for giving!

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I think we all have that person in our lives who becomes completely irrational during the holidays.

Around here, I am that person.

Friends… I have grand Christmas dreams. Dreams of red-cheeked babes coming in for hot cocoa after hours of playing in the snow. A fire roaring in the fireplace, crackling and popping and casting a gorgeous glow on the room. Christmas carols gently drifting in the background, everywhere I go. Long drives to look at Christmas lights, where the car smells like fir and nobody farts or asks if we can stop at McDonalds.

I realize that these are lofty goals. Unhealthy, even. But that doesn’t stop my heart from desiring it desperately, year after year after year.

Obviously, these dreams are far from reality. It almost never snows in Arkansas, and when it does, I spend an hour bundling the kids up only for them to come inside three minutes later. Homemade hot cocoa sits on a random end table, cold, abandoned, and nearly full.

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“Who set their hot cocoa here??” I demand. “I made this HOMEMADE. WHY do you ask for HOT COCOA if you aren’t going to DRINK IT?? Don’t you know that milk doesn’t GROW ON TREES?”

But… alas. No one responds to my pleas. Fireplaces are nice, but sometimes they make the room hot and my feet start to sweat. And I finally turn off the Christmas music after Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer plays for the third time.

How does that song even exist? We DO understand that it’s about an elderly woman getting killed in a hit and run accident, correct? A hit and run perpetrated by the very man who plans on letting himself into your house at night?

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I feel like we should all have a very big problem with this situation.

Regardless of how badly my holiday dreams may fail, one area I have a long history of success in is the treats.

Cookiescandiesfudge…you name it, I do it. Holiday Baking is basically my middle name. Except change the word “Holiday” to “Rose” and then get rid of the word “Baking”.

You get the drift.

Cake Pops are a staple at our house every Christmas, and this fudgy, pepperminty version coated in white chocolate is hands down the best I’ve ever made.

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Peppermint Bark Cake Pops Recipe

  30 Servings


  • 1 9x13 Chocolate Cake, Baked and cooled
  • 1 16 ounce can Vanilla Frosting, Not the whipped kind
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract
  • 16 ounces Vanilla Almond Bark
  • 4 Peppermint Candy Canes, Crushed
  • 30 Lollipop Sticks


  1. Cut cake and crumble it into a large bowl, making sure that there are no large pieces. Spoon frosting and extract into the bowl and mix together thoroughly with a spatula until a “dough” is formed.
  2. Using clean hands, roll the cake mixture into balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.
  3. Melt almond bark according to package directions. Dip lollipop sticks into the almond bark and then insert into cake balls. Pop back in the refrigerator until sticks are firmly in the center of the cake pops.
  4. Dip each cake pop in the almond bark, shaking a bit to allow excess candy to drip off. Sprinkle immediately with crushed candy cane pieces and place back on wax lined baking sheet. Let candy set before serving.


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 30
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 370

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 237mg
Total Carbohydrate 57g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 38g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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