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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!

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Sweet Christmas Cake Pops with Snowman and Christmas Tree Decorations

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’s day, 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 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!

20+ Christmas Cake Pop Recipes and Ideas

1. Festive Christmas Cake Pops

Sweet, chocolate-covered cake pops are delicious any time of year. But they’re even better when they’re decorated with beautiful Christmas colors. 

You’ll use red and green sprinkles, plus some cute little ribbons to get the full effect.

And what goes better with that striking white coating? A bright, red velvet cake filling! The contrast is stunning and so Insta-worthy.

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

This recipe calls for Madeira, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

That’s one of the awesome things about cake pops. They’re versatile, and nothing has to involve exact measurements. 

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!

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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!

4. Christmas Cake Pops 

What is more fun than an all-out, sprinkle-covered, red and green dessert? Not much – especially when they’re 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!

No matter how you decorate them, your friends and family will love them.

5. Gluten-Free Cake Pops 

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

These taste just like any other cake pop, but they’re fantastic for 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.

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.

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.

Your guests will be delightfully surprised as they unwrap these red velvet cake pops. 

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.

9. No-Bake Candy Cane Oreo Cake Pops 

All the fantastic cake pop wonder…without the oven? Yes, please!

Combine crushed Oreos with a bit of heavy cream, and you’ll end up with a moist mixture that’s perfect for rolling into balls. 

Dip them in dark chocolate and sprinkle on some crushed candy canes. These will be the star at your next holiday party. 

10. Peanut Butter Jelly Cake Pops 

There’s nothing like a nostalgic dessert to bring you right back to your childhood.

And these PB&J cake pops have all those delicious flavors we love wrapped in a chocolatey shell. 

Creamy peanut butter and fruity jelly go so well together. But when you add tender chocolate cake, it’s a whole new ball game.

Plus, the dark chocolate coating balances the sweetness, making these babies uniquely delicious.

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, these cake pops look as gorgeous as can be. Their 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. 

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.

No matter what time of year, these Mickey Mouse cake pops will always add some magic to your day.

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!

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!

15. Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops 

Living in the northern hemisphere, it’s easy to forget that some places celebrate Christmas during the summer.

So, this one’s for my Aussie friends who’ll be on the beach on Christmas day!

And don’t worry, these ice cream cones won’t melt! 

Pop the cake truffle into tiny ice cream cones and then decorate with chocolate, sprinkles, and a candy button for the “cherry” on top. 

Cute doesn’t even cover it!

16. Christmas Tree Cake Pops 

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

Use store-bought cake mix to speed up the prep – you’ll be mushing it with frosting, so it doesn’t need to be a 5-star cake.

Not that boxed mixes aren’t 5-star, of course! They’re moist, tasty, and always a hit!

Anyway, I like to make these with spiced cake mix for a bit of festive fun. And while the decoration looks tricky, it’s really not.

All you need is a piping bag and a star tip.

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.

And they’re made with all the same ingredients as cake pops. The only thing is, they’re bigger (yes, please), and you need a popsicle mold.

Trust me, the only thing more fun than decorating them is eating them!

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.

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.

In fact, I like it when they look a little rustic. It shows they’re homemade with love!

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.

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. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Pops 

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a lovely dessert for any occasion. But they aren’t easy to find around the holidays. 

No worries, just make these cake pops instead.

The moist cake has an incredible strawberry flavor, and the chocolate on the outside is wonderfully rich. 

I typically mold these like strawberries and skip the sprinkles in favor of a white chocolate drizzle.

That way, they look more like the real thing!

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!).

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.

This recipe has you make the cake from scratch. But again, feel free to use a box if you prefer.

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

How easy is that?

24. Cookie Dough Pops 

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Well, now you can enjoy it without the guilt or the risk. 

I love these cookie dough cake pops for any holiday. They have that delicious “eat it with a spoon” flavor that’s so cravable.

Decorate these with red and green sprinkles, and you’re good to go!

25. Easy Christmas Oreo Pops 

If you’re short on time, these Oreo pops are for you. 

Just slide some Oreos onto a stick and then dip them in chocolate.

Add some simple decorations like sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or little snowman faces, and they’re ready for a crowd.

They’re a perfect upgrade from Santa’s usual cookies and milk. 

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!


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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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