Ahhhhh… The title got to you didn’t it?
This is for all the women and girls alike that suffer from the dreaded PMS…and even menopausal women that just want an excuse to indulge and drown away our hormonal symptoms. Or how about I just sum it up and say this is the pop for all girls and boys. Shhh…I didn’t tell the boys the real name:)
Today, I am sharing how to make cake pops with marshmallow and muncho chips.
What are cake pops you ask? A cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres or cubes in the same way as cake balls, before being given a coating of icing, chocolate or other decorations and attached to lollipop sticks. Cake pops can be a way of using up leftover cake or cake crumbs.
Thanks to my friend Laurian..better known around here as Bacon cracker recipe Laurian. She done gone did it again with something outrageous.
Back in the dead of Winter Laurian came knocking on our door. When Laurian comes knockin, I come a running. Of course, she came baring a tray of these evil, yet delicious and slightly peculiar treats.
I took one bite of them and said what the heck is this? She said “they are my PMS pops”, I thought you would like them. Like them, we flippen loved them.
So today, Laurian came to my kitchen and helped me whip these up to share with my friends here.
Now, you can go two ways with this recipe. You can make Cake pops, or you can simply make the cake version.
If you don’t mind spending a little more time in the kitchen, then the pops are the way to go! They are super for a party or event you may be attending. The cake is as well, but the pops are super cute.
What makes the combination of sweet and salty so good, and why? I dug around and found out a little something.
Barb Stuckey a professional food developer and the author of TASTE: Surprising Stories and Science About Why Food Tastes Good, explained it like this:
We like sweet because it signals calories, or energy, to us. And we like salt because we need it for normal bodily function. We have no sodium storage system, as we do with other minerals (i.e. we store calcium in our bones), so Mother Nature’s solution is a built-in craving for it. The combination of these two positive biological responses is VERY pleasurable. To use an analogy, it’s akin to hearing beautiful music while sniffing rose petals: two positive sensory stimuli.
So let’s start with the the cake pop version. This is a nifty little cake pop pan. I have never actually seen one or used one, so this was a first.
Obviously, it does what it is suppose to. Perfect little cake balls.
There is a cake pop stick I believe you can use, but we did not have them, so we used pretty straws that did the trick.
I would be lying if I didn’t say we had a few licks and yum’s in between.
I never would dream that Muncho potato chips would be the topping. I don’t think Sprinkles have anything on this idea. Boring!..although a colorful thought.
We discovered mid way through that actually having a handful of munchos and rolling your pop is a lot easier than rolling on the plate. You can actually form the pop a little nicer as well. This is a hands on recipe..and yes, our hands were clean:)
And why not sample when all is said and done.
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Pms popsCombination of sweet and salty
- 1 box of Duncan hines chocolate cake
- 2 plastic tub containers of marshmallow topping as shown above
- 2 bags of Muncho chips
- Cooking spray/ preferably with flour
- Mix cake as directed on box
- If you have the cake pop trays, fill them accordingly and bake approximately 20 minutes. Oven's vary but you will obviously know when they are finished. Let completely cool.
- In a ziplock bag add your chips and smash to little pieces..the finer the better.
- Take your 1 at a time marshmallow topping and put in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in 10-20 second increments until very smooth and creamy.
- Add your cake pop to a stick or straw. We dipped the end of the straw in marshmallow to keep the pop in place on the straw. Take a spoon and go in a downward motion to cover the pop completely with the marshmallow. In the palm of your hand take some munchos and start rolling and forming onto the ball.
- For the cake version, which is obviously much simpler and less time consuming. Bake cake accordingly, melt the marshmallow just the same and pour on the cake after cake is cooled. Laurian suggests, just adding the chips to the mix and spreading with a spatula. You can go either way, try spreading the marshmallow on the cake first, and then add the chips. Either way, it's all good, trust me....and you are welcome!
NotesOne cake mix made 18 pops and I had batter left over that I made a small round cake.