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25 Best Christmas Cake Pops for the Holidays

These fun and easy Christmas cake pops will add a touch of festive flair to any yuletide soirée.

They make terrific gifts, too. Just be sure to leave some out for Santa!

Sweet Christmas Cake Pops with Snowman and Christmas Tree Decorations
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Cake pops are such versatile bite-size treats. With one batch of filling, you can make all kinds of fun colors and shapes.

Make them green for St Paddy’sDay, go with pink for Valentine’s, or keep them neutral if you’re just after a tasty weekend treat.

Of course, these Christmas cake pops are a little more fun. And just like any good Christmas treats, they’re sure to shine at any holiday party!

So move over, milk and cookies, because these fantastic Christmas cake pops are here to stay!

Chocolate cake pops on stick coated with green colored melted chocolate.
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1. Grinch Cake Pops

I had to start with these adorable Grinch pops. I mean, they’re just cute beyond words!

And even though they’re simple, you know exactly what they are!

The key is to get the right color candy melts. If they’re not bright green, they won’t look quite right.

Chocolate cake pops on stick arranged on a jar.
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2. Christmas Pudding Cake Pops 

Christmas pudding cake pops are a dessert the whole family will love. Plus, they’re a fantastic way to use leftover cake

Decorate the cake pops with white and milk chocolate, so they look like mini puddings. Then, top them with a few festive sprinkles.

I found some Christmas sprinkles with holly in the mix, and it made these look so adorable!

Reindeer-inspired chocolate cake pops on stick with pretzel antlers and candy eyes
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3. Reindeer Cake Pops 

I cannot get over how adorable these little reindeer cake pops are!

From their little red noses and quirky antlers to the hilarious candy eyes, these are sure to make everyone’s day merry. 

You have to serve these tiny reindeer pops if any kids are at your party. Even the adults will love them!

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Chocolate cake pops on stick covered with colorful sprinkles.
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4. Christmas Cake Pops 

What is more fun than an all-out, sprinkle-covered, red and green holiday dessert? Not much – especially when they’re festive cake pops like these. 

Cake pops are so moist inside, and the chocolate coating is divine. And the sprinkles give it a bit of crunch you’ll love.

These are ideal for making in bulk because they don’t need any little details. Just coat the chocolate in sprinkles, and you’re good to go!

Chocolate covered cake pops with pieces of chocolate chips on a tray.

5. Gluten-Free Cake Pops 

There is no need to skip out on your favorite Christmas desserts this year! Who knew a fudgy cake pop could be gluten AND dairy-free?

They taste just like any other cake pop. But they’re fantastic for holiday parties and potlucks where some people may have dietary restrictions.

And if you want to make these more for Christmas, add some colored sprinkles or edible glitter.

Chocolate pops with cherries in the middle sliced with a fork.
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6. Chocolate Covered Cherries Cake Pops 

Chocolate-covered cherry cake pops are an incredible dessert for Christmas. Each one is like its own little gift package. 

Just when you think it’s a simple cake truffle…boom! You’re met with a sweet maraschino cherry right in the middle.

Between that, the wonderfully moist chocolate cake, and the lashing of chocolate on the outside, these are too good to resist.

A bunch of white chocolate-covered cake pops with a sliced red velvet cake pop placed on top, all arranged in a bowl.
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7. Red Velvet Cake Pops 

Want a stunning and sophisticated dessert this holiday season? Look no further than these gorgeous red velvet cake pops.

These Christmas treats are snowy white on the outside, so they’ll fit in with any party or festive theme.

But on the inside, these cake pops are brighter than Rudolph’s nose. Fun right?

Snowman inspired cake pops on stick.
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8. Snowman Cake Pops 

Snowmen are already white and round – so it makes sense they look incredible as cake pops!

Any flavor cake pop can be used for these.

Just keep in mind that a dark filling will show through the white a little. So you may need a couple of coats to get it perfectly white.

White chocolate covered  chocolate cake balls sprinkled with crushed Oreos.

9. Oreo Cake Pops 

I’m kind of cheating with this recipe. After all, they’re cookie balls, not cake balls.

But it’s Christmas, and they look too good to miss out on.

Plus, who doesn’t love Oreos? And when they’re mixed and made up, the filling tastes just like cake.

So stick a popsicle in the top and go nuts!

Santa hat inspired cake pops on stick.
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10. Santa Hat Cake Pops

Want some super festive Christmas treats? These Santa hat pops are just the thing!

You’ll need a deep red for the coating, and a tiny ball of white fondant for the top.

As for the fluffy base, you could use white sanding sugar or shredded coconut.

Cake pops on stick covered with gold glitters and sprinkles.
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11. Gold Glitter Lemon Cake Pops 

Lemon cake pops are full of zesty citrus flavor, and these look like they could decorate a Christmas tree. 

Dusted in gold glitter, they’re as gorgeous as can be. The flavor and appearance will stand out on any dessert table. 

I think these are a fantastic way to bring some extra cheer to the holidays. 

Mickey mouse inspired chocolate coated cake pops dipped in sprinkled.
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12. Mickey Mouse Cake Pops 

If you’re lucky enough to travel to a Disney park this holiday season, these cake pops will surely get you in the spirit!

With the iconic Mickey Mouse ears, yummy chocolate, and fun sprinkles, these babies are as cute as can be.

Make them more festive with Christmas sticks and holiday colors.

Bunch of chocolate covered cake pops on stick dipped in sprinkles arranged on a small glass.
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13. Candy Cane Brownie Cake Pops 

Brownie cake pops are a stroke of genius. Instead of mixing crumbled cake with frosting, all you need for these is a pan of cooked and cooled brownies.

Since they’re already fudgy, you don’t need anything else to make the filling. So it’s pure, unadulterated brownie goodness.

Add a silky-smooth chocolate coating and crushed candy canes, and you’re ready to party!

Chocolate covered cake pops on stick dipped in crushed peppermint candies arranged on a holiday table.
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14. Chocolate Peppermint Cake Pops

Chocolate and peppermint is a classic holiday flavor combo. But rather than a big tray of chocolate bark, why not try these festive cake pops?

They’re overflowing with rich and refreshing chocolate-mint flavor, and they’re insanely moist on the inside.

If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you’ll love these!

Santa bags inspired cake pops with teddy bear candies and sprinkles inside.
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15. Santa’s Bag Cake Pops 

These may look complicated, but I swear they’re easier to recreate than you think!

The pop is a very simple block shape with a dip in the top. Then you just add some fun extras – ready-made extras, at that!

I found some fun candy teddy bears last year and popped in some colorful sprinkles. And they flew off the plate!

Christmas tree inspired cake ops on stick.
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16. Christmas Tree Cake Pops 

Christmas tree cake pops are an entertaining addition to your holiday dessert spread. 

I like to make these with a spiced cake mix for a bit of festive fun. Mix in some cream cheese frosting, and they’re super tasty.

And while the decoration looks tricky, it’s really not. All you need is a piping bag and a star tip.

Pieces of popsicle cake pops covered with green-colored melted chocolate decorated with red and white drizzles and sprinkles
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17. Christmas Cake Popsicles 

As much as I love cake pops, cake popsicles are my newest obsession.

I mean, how incredible do they look? No matter the occasion, they’re seriously a crowd-pleaser.

(Check out my Halloween cakesicles if you’re as into them as me.)

They’re just bigger cake pops. And when it comes to dessert, isn’t bigger always better?

Chocolate covered cake pops on stick drizzled with caramel and white chocolate syrup.
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18. Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Pops 

Try these chocolate-covered cheesecake pops if you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated and luscious. 

I know, I know…they’re not ‘cake pops.’ But come on, who can say no to creamy, tangy, heavenly cheesecake in a rich chocolate coating?

Then they’re drizzled with caramel and even more chocolate!

So let’s break the rules a little, huh? Trust me, you do not want to skip out on these incredible treats.

Red and white candy cake pops on stick sprinkled with crushed candy cane candies.
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19. Candy Cane Christmas Cake Pops 

My favorite thing about cake pops is that they don’t need to be neat and tidy to be delicious.

So don’t go overboard trying to get them perfectly round. And it’s okay if the chocolate drips!

I mean, these still look fantastic, right? And when you take that first bite, you’ll swoon.

Sugar glazed covered cake pops on stick sprinkled with chopped pralines.
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20. Christmas-Spiced Cake Pops 

Spiced cake is perfect for a holiday party or any cozy winter night. And it needs very little to make it pop.

That’s why this recipe has a light glaze rather than a thick layer of chocolate.

I like to add finely diced citrus peel to the mix for a bit of fun texture and pops of bright flavor.

21. Winter Penguin Cake Pops 

How stinkin’ cute are these little penguins?

The ear muffs, the scarfs…I’m in love!

It takes a steady hand to get the chocolate coating on right. But it’s so worth it when they’re done.

Chocolate covered cake pops drizzled with caramel syrup.
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22. Salted Caramel Cake Pops 

Salted caramel cake pops are decadent and delightful. They’re also gluten-free and low-carb, to boot!

There aren’t a lot of keto-friendly desserts around the holidays – at least, none that are this scrumptious.

Luckily, these taste just like any other salted caramel treat! So go ahead and have two (or three!).

Chocolate cake pops covered with drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkles.
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23. Christmas Cake Pops 

It’s incredible how red, white, and green decorations make these cake pops instantly Christmassy.

It’s such an easy option, but it sure is effective.

Dip the cake truffles in milk chocolate, drizzle some white chocolate, and then add the colorful sprinkles. 

How easy is that?

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24. Hot Cocoa Cake Pops

Who doesn’t love a nice mug of hot cocoa by the fire?

Okay, these aren’t hot. But they’re pretty darn perfect for the holidays.

I made a batch last year, and they were the most photographed dessert at the party. They’re almost too cute to eat.

Cake pops on stick with Christmas tree designs.
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25. Easy Christmas Tree Cake Pops 

If you want something that screams Christmas without the work, these are the pops for you.

You’ll need festive, striped straws, and chocolate coating.

But the decorations – sweet as they are – are nothing more than a green squiggle! Yet you see it’s a tree right away.

It’s super clever, very effective, and ideal if you have a bunch of pops to make!

25 Best Christmas Cake Pops for the Holidays

These fun and easy Christmas cake pops will add a touch of festive flair to any yuletide soirée. Just be sure to leave some out for Santa!


  • 1 box chocolate or vanilla cake mix (plus the ingredients listed on the box, such as eggs, oil, and water)

  • 1 container ready-made frosting (vanilla or cream cheese work well)

  • White candy melts

  • Red candy melts

  • Green candy melts

  • Edible decorations, such as sprinkles and colored sugar

  • Lollipop sticks

  • Edible ink pen (black)

  • Small candies for decoration (such as orange tic-tacs for snowman’s nose)

  • Fondant (white, red, and green)


  • Make and bake the cake according to the package instructions. Let it cool completely.
  • Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl, ensuring no large pieces remain.
  • Mix about 1/4 of the frosting into the crumbled cake. Add small amounts until the crumbs are moist enough to form into balls.
  • If the mixture is warm, chill it in the bowl for 30 minutes before molding.
  • Scoop small balls for the snowman and ornaments, rolling them smooth. Mold slightly larger portions into the tree shape, with a flat bottom.
  • Place the portions onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • While the balls are chilling, melt the white, red, and green candy melts in separate bowls. This is best done in 20-second intervals, stirring between until smooth.
  • Remove the cake balls from the freezer. Dip the tips of lollipop sticks (one by one) into the melted candy and insert them into the cake ball. Repeat for all the pops and chill them again (in the fridge) to set the candy.
  • Dip the cake pops into the candy melts: white for snowmen, red for ornaments, and green for Christmas trees. Tap off any excess, then chill.
  • Decorate the snowman pops using the edible ink pen to draw faces. Attach a small orange candy for the nose.
  • For the Christmas tree pops, dip a small, clean paintbrush into the green melted candy and paint a swirl from the bottom to the top. Immediatly roll it in sprinkles.
  • For the ornament pops, roll white fondant thin and cut out mini snowflakes. Attach them to the sides with white melted candy.
  • Alternatively, roll out fondant and cut out shapes for additional decorations, such as a top hat for the snowman and a star for the tree.
  • Allow all cake pops to dry completely before serving.


  • Cut a block of styrofoam to fit snuggly in a shoebox or tupperware. Use this to stick the lollipop sticks into while the pops chill.
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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