I think these cake balls might just be my best accomplishment yet! I wish I could show you what they looked like the first time I tried back in July but I wouldn't dare. Oh boy what a mess. Picture this: large, brown, icicled, chocolate balls with frosting spikes. Sounds delicious no? Actually they tasted amazing, they just looked awful. If you have attempted these trendy balls of goodness and failed I bet you did the same thing I did. Melting regular chocolate chips or frosting will not work for the outer shell.
You must buy "candy melts." You can get them at Michaels or other specialty stores for candy making. I actually found them (after I went to Michaels of course) at my local grocery store. I also picked up some lolly pop sticks at Michaels as well. I like them better on sticks, easier to eat and way more fun.
I followed Ree's instructions over at The Pioneer Woman. Her photos were extremely helpful. She of course adapter her recipe from bakerella's signature cake pops.
My separate advice: After you freeze the cake balls (small cake balls the size of a walnut) stick in your lolly pop stick next and then swirl and coat them in the melted chocolate. I found that they were more evenly coated that way.
I went with a coconut cake mixed with a cream cheese frosting. The candy shell is dark chocolate and white. The crumbs on the outside are some cookies and toffee.