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Trick or Treat! Halloween Cookie Dough Pops

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Happy Halloween! Here are some fun treats to help celebrate today. I made these sprinkled Halloween pops over the weekend, and they turned out so cute, I just couldn’t not share them today!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

We all know that cookie dough is the best part of making cookies… And what could be more fun than cookie dough dipped in candy and covered in sprinkles?

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

It’s cookie dough!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

These guys are pretty straight-forward. Make cookie dough, dunk in melted almond bark, and cover in sprinkles! The hardest part will be choosing which sprinkles to use… They’re all too fun! But here are a few tips I found that made things a little easier.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Use your favorite cookie dough recipe, substituting 2 tbsp milk for each egg. I used Picky Palate’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies recipe for my cookie dough.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Scoop cookie dough about 1.5 tablespoons in size and roll into balls. While the cookie dough is still at room temperature, insert lollipop sticks. To help the sticks stay in place, you can dip the tip of the stick in melted almond bark before inserting. When melting almond bark in the microwave, be sure to stir every 30 seconds to prevent it from overcooking and becoming gritty or clumpy.

After you’ve converted all your cookie dough into upside down pops, freeze them for 15-20 minutes until firm.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Working in batches, remove 4 pops from the freezer at a time.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Melt your almond bark in a small glass with enough coating to completely cover the pop in one dunk. Pull straight up from the bark and tap well on the side of the glass to remove the excess coating.

You’ll want to make sure your almond bark stays hot, so reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds every 8 pops or so.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Now for the best part… Sprinkles! I found it easier to “sprinkle” the sprinkles on to the pops first, then roll on the plate if needed to cover completely. Work quickly here so the almond bark doesn’t dry on you. Thanks to my mom, the lovely hand model here!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

I found all these sprinkles this year at Target and Walmart.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

So many fun options to choose from!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Oh, make sure you have some foam to hold your pops.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Or some candy corn will do.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

How fun would these be with sprinkles for all occasions… Christmas, Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July…

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

So what could be more fun than cookie dough dipped in candy and covered in sprinkles? Put it on a stick, wrap it up, and tie it with a bow!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

We made these over the weekend, and I sent them with Kevin to work today.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

All wrapped up!

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Trick or Treat! It’s salty and sweet.

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

(I was losing light outside, so I had to move the photoshoot inside at this point.)

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

Here’s what I sent with Kevin today…

Halloween Cookie Dough Pops Tutorial

His desk is going to be quite colorful!

Have a happy Halloween!

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92 Responses
  1. Kristen

    Made these today using my go to chocolate chip recipe. Super easy and a nice twist on the cake ball. Thanks for sharing and yours were way more adorable.

  2. Chelle

    TEACHER!! I have a question!! :DD
    I’m still confused abut this point… so you don’t have to bake them? just make the cookie dough and roll it and the next steps??
    if it is not baked then is it eatable? should I store them in the fridge instead? or,,

    sorry, too many questions.. but I’m quite confused here hehe

    thank you^^

  3. Angela

    I, for one, LOVE LOVE LOVE the taste of cookie dough. When I was younger, we use to buy the Pillsbury stuff, and before we could even bake them, in a couple days my sister and would have the dough eaten.

    BUT… I was watching The Doctors awhile ago, and they were talking about how dangerous raw cookie dough is, and since the, I wont taste anything with raw uncooked ingredients in it. Flour, Eggs, etc. Unfortunately, I have phobia’s about food and germs and bacteria and all the bad stuff. I try not to watch The Doctors or any shows like that anymore, cause I know the chances of anything happening are very small, cause I’ve done it my whole life, but when doctors tell you, lol, well, I’m out. I bet these taste so yummy though. Is there a way to make cooked chocolate chip balls?

  4. Angela

    I, for one, LOVE LOVE LOVE the taste of cookie dough. When I was younger, we use to buy the Pillsbury stuff, and before we could even bake them, in a couple days my sister and would have the dough eaten.

    BUT… I was watching The Doctors awhile ago, and they were talking about how dangerous raw cookie dough is, and since the, I wont taste anything with raw uncooked ingredients in it. Flour, Eggs, etc. Unfortunately, I have phobia’s about food and germs and bacteria and all the bad stuff. I try not to watch The Doctors or any shows like that anymore, cause I know the chances of anything happening are very small, cause I’ve done it my whole life, but when doctors tell you, lol, well, I’m out. I bet these taste so yummy though. Is there a way to make cooked chocolate chip balls?

  5. natasha peters

    hi i tried your cookie dough pop recipe the only thing is the chocolate cracked overnight on every single one of my pops :-( they were yummy otherwise i was just wondering if i did anything wrong or if there was reason they did this? just so i can make sure it doesn’t happen again. Thanks

  6. Tashia Rubart

    I was just wondering if any one had any tips. I made these last night I dipped a dozen on them and 10 of them busted or had strings of dough squirting out of them? I have made lots of cake pops and never had a problem like this before? Thanks

  7. Abby

    Ooh they look lovely :) It’s my daughters 5th birthday next week and I was thinking I could make some of these for the party table. But… as far as the almond bark is concerned, being in the UK, we’ve not got that here (well at lease I’ve not heard of it before) and all the recipes I can find for it, say chopped almonds go into it, but yours looks smooth. can I just use melted white chocolate as a replacement?

    Love your site :)
    Thanks
    Abby x

    1. Tashia Rubart

      Almond Bark is just simply melted chocolate, either white or milk. If you melt your chocolate and it is to thick you can always drizzle in a tiny amount of veg. oil. Hope this helps.

  8. Pamela Takeshige

    I, like many cookie bakers, like cookie dough and I often eat it, but I recently found out that 13% of FLOUR is also a carrier of E Coli bacteria. So that flour should not be consumed RAW.

    Here are some quotes from the New York Times article:

    Beware of Raw Cookie Dough

    A new study that investigated the cause of a large outbreak of E. coli in 2009 pointed the blame at raw chocolate chip cookie dough.

    Prudent chefs and parents everywhere usually cite a single cookie dough ingredient — raw eggs, which can carry Salmonella — as the reason to bake before eating. But the study, led by Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that the culprit in this case was likely not eggs, but flour.

    One study that looked at commercial wheat flour samples found almost 13 percent contaminated with E. coli. The investigators also pointed out that wheat flour can also be contaminated with Salmonella, and that flour-based mixes have previously been implicated in outbreaks of food-borne illness.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/beware-of-raw-cookie-dough/?ref=contaminationandrecalls

    I am concerned about the recent fad of making all kinds of things out of uncooked cookie dough and thinking that just because you take out the eggs, you are okay….

  9. Kevin

    boo… I just bought a tub of cookie dough to use (I’m a guy and it’s easy, what can I say – do I at least get points for trying?!) – so I suppose this won’t work since it has egg in it and would need to be refrigerated then huh?

  10. Renee

    I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Do these need to be refrigerated after they are made or can then stay at room temperature? If they can stay out, how long do they last for? Thank you.

  11. Valerie

    I am trying these today with refridgerator pillsbury cookie dough….hopefully they will turn out?!? I am planning to bring them to church tomorrow =)

  12. Martha-Carol

    I love these! So colorful and fun! My daughter’s sorority is having a bake sale this week. This would be fun to make and sell, but I have a question I don’t see addressed. Wouldn’t they need to be kept refrigerated? Did I miss something? They aren’t baked are they? I don’t think the cookie dough should be left out, and you mentioned he had them on his desk. Just wanted to find out I wouldn’t want something to spoil. Hope to hear back quick in case she would like to make these for the sale.

  13. Meri Violette

    I love these! Great teacher gifts! Where did you get the lollipop sticks? What section of a store like Walmart would you find them at?

  14. Kelly Ahlstrom

    I made them for work today….they were a huge hit but the almond bark cracked on all of them. Did I do something wrong? I had them frozen before I dipped them, tapped them on the side of the bowl and sprinkled…I stuck them in the styrofoam to dry and within a couple of hours, they all cracked.?? Still tasted awesome though!

  15. Amanda Dawn

    Well…I went straight home and made some of my own last night! It was quite the ordeal but well worth it in the end! A friend (or child) would have been so handy when decorating though–that slowed me a bit.

    But they were a huge hit with my lunchroom work companions! I even got the “chair happy dance” from one of them. :)

    Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making these again for parties (not to mention adding this cookie recipe to my “favorites” list)!

  16. Sara

    Amanda,
    How did you get so many sprinkles to stay on there? I have tried to do that and it never works. I get so frustrated that I give up!
    I am in love with all the colors! I might have to give this a go for a special treat at the school I work at. I think they might need a boost to get them happy again! I know your photos made me happy! Thanks!

  17. Kelly Ahlstrom

    First post to your blog!! I check out your site every single day. These pops are amazing and I can’t wait to try them out for my co-workers!! Thank you so much for your step-by-step instructions. They look like a ton of fun!

  18. Michelle Torres

    I made this Awesome pops last night for my family to add to our Halloweeen party, and everyone LOVED them!!!!!! I was able to find the cool sprinkles you used from Target, and I love the pops of color!!!!!!!!!

    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

  19. Lorraine

    I had the same question as a previous poster re: eggs in the mix. Did you just use a vegan recipe so there’s no worry about the eggs? These are SO cute and I know my son would love making them with me!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Lorraine! If you read the post, I do recommend to “Use your favorite cookie dough recipe, substituting 2 tbsp milk for each egg.” (It’s located under the 5th picture, in bold.) Hope this helps! :)

    2. Lorraine

      Thank you for pointing that out! I must’ve scrolled past it in all excitement to see all the yummy pics. These are definitely going on our dessert table for the annual cookie exchange we host!

  20. Kristina Mower

    I came upon your blog and have to say I just love it,love it,love it. you are so talented and I just love reading and seeing all your new ideas, hope you don’t mind me sneaking a peek. You inspire me.

  21. Rachel

    Wow, Amanda! Looks and sounds scrumptious! I have to try this sometime. I love that it’s not the ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie dough you used in this. The dough you used sounds wonderful!
    Fantastic pictures and love the colors on the pops!

  22. Robert Hansen

    Hi:
    I thought of trying your cookie dough pops. A question: Do you recommend replacing all the eggs in the recipe with milk? (2 tbsp milk for each egg)

    Also, I recently made some “cake appetitizers” for a luncheon. Smaller than the ‘Pops’–about 1/3rd the size. Placed them on tooth picks. Have you making something like this? I have a picture of them on my Web site.
    Thank you for your ideas.
    Bob

  23. Josephine Torres

    You are just my all time favorite blogger! You always have great treats and sweets, fabulous pictures, and you travel to so many great and interesting places! I am sooo lucky to have found your blog. Thanks Amanda for all your blogging. Have a Great Halloween!

  24. Julie @ juliechiou [dot] com

    oh, i do have a question — where do you get the clear plastic wrapping to wrap around the lollipops? or what are they called (so i can look for them at the store)? thanks!

  25. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I am sooooo doing this! I saw a bunch of sprinkles at Target last night and wondered what I would use all of them for since I’m not much of a sprinkles girl (unless we’re talking Sprinkles cupcakes in Chicago, then I’m all over it!), but now I know!

  26. Jenn

    Fun! I love the colors! But I was really popping over her to say thanks! For all of the great tips, great ideas, and great fonts! My blog is downright pretty thanks to you.

  27. Angie

    Quite possibly the cutest idea ever! I’m guessing I don’t have time to get these done today, but I’m totally bookmarking this idea for my little one’s birthday in a couple months. :)

  28. Carrie

    All of the people who work with Kevin must think they are the luckiest ones on the planet!!! They are adorable! Gotta try them!

  29. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    These are so cute Amanda! Perfect little Halloween treats. I wish I worked with your husband right about now ;)

  30. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    They are beautiful, Amanda!

    I love the DETAIL and amount of care you took in decorating them. Wow, little works of edible art!

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