Healthy Peppermint Cake Pops

Today, I have a fun and delicious dessert for the holidays: Cake Pops! I’s a healthier version than regular cake pops!

For a healthier and gluten free cake pop: Use gluten free Angel Food Cake Mix, Natural Peppermint Extract, Natural Peppermint Candy and use fat free cream cheese instead of can frosting.
What you will need to create these delicious pops:

Healthy Peppermint Cake Pops
Author: Angie @
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Serves: 18
  • Box of Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix (or even Yellow Cake Mix)
  • (Ingredients as directed on cake mix: Eggs, Water)
  • 1/2 tsp of pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 oz of Cream Cheese (Fat Free)
  • 1 bag of Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (For Garnish)
  • Natural Peppermint Candy (Crushed for Garnish)
  1. Prepare cake as directed on box and add peppermint & vanilla extract in the mix.
  2. Once cake is cooled, break up the angel food cake into small pieces and place in the bowl.
  3. Add the cream cheese mixture and blend until a dough forms. Shape into 1-inch balls and insert lollipop sticks. Transfer to a large plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave and stir until chips are melted and smooth. Immediately remove pops from the refrigerator and dip into either chocolate bowl; sprinkle with desired toppings. Refrigerate leftovers.


  • December 18, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Monsterscircus - Hi Angie! Thank you so much for this healthy recipe for cakepop, they really do looks sinful and delicious! Wondeful idea, have a wonderful day:-)ReplyCancel

  • December 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

    Kim - Mmmm…These look nummy!
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  • December 21, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Monsterscircus - Hi Angie! Just want to wish you ans your lovely family are merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy it with the people who means the most for you. Thank you for your inspiration and your parties throug the past year and the most wonderful ideas. Have a happy holiday!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2012 - 7:16 am

    Marti - These look great! I’m your newest Google+ follower. I would love for you to share them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I would love to share feature them!

    Happy Holidays,
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