Skip to content

Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops

    Super easy, super fun, these Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops can easily be made in no time! Colorful sprinkles, premade candy, and fun straws to the rescue.

    Super easy, super fun, these Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops can easily be made in no time! Colorful sprinkles, premade candy, and fun straws to the rescue.

    Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops

    Looking for a last minute Halloween treat idea? These cake pops come together super quick and easy with the help of fun sprinkles and cupcake toppers. Head to the craft store to get all the supplies you need then march into the kitchen to bake a cake. 

    A photo of cake pops with candy ghosts holding a candy corn on a platter.

    Supplies Needed

    To make  dozen cake pops you will need:

    Follow the video on how to make your cake pop dough if you are not sure how to make it. Once it’s made and shaped, dip your straw into melted candy melts and insert it into the cake pop ball.

    Dip the cake pop into the candy melt and coat it completely. Tap off any excess candy and then sprinkle the top and sides with the sprinkles. Stand it on on a piece of parchment paper.

    Pipe a small bit of the candy melts to the back of the ghost candy and stand the ghost on top of the cake pop making sure that the back adheres to the straw. 

    An image of Halloween cake pops with orange straws on a serving platter.

    Melting Candy Melts

    I get asked a lot about how I melt my candy. The best thing that has worked for me over the years is melting them low and slow – meaning a low temperature over a long period of time.

    The Wilton Melting Pot is a great tool to have if you are melting a lot at one time. 

    I like to use a large soup mug. It holds an entire bag of candy melts, it’s ceramic, it’s microwaveable, and they have a lid. I simply pour all my candy wafers into the mug and place it into the microwave for 1 minute at 70% power. You won’t see any melting yet, but the mug will be warm which will help melt the wafers slowly.

    a photo Halloween cake pops on a platter with candy corns on the table.

    Give the candy melts a stir and then pop it back into the microwave for another minute at 70% power. When it’s done it should be mostly melted and the mug will be very warm to the touch. 

    Now is the time to stir, stir, stir. Let the heat from the mug do the work of melting anything that is not yet melted. Do not be tempted to heat it some more in the microwave. This will make the candy too hot and be very thick. 

    A close up image of the cake pops with the ghost candy holding the candy corn.

    Storing your Cake Pops

    If you are a planner and want to make these ahead of time, the best way to store them is in the freezer. 

    Place the cake pops (minus the ghost candy decoration) into a gallon baggie and then place the baggie into an airtight container. 

    Remove the cake pops from the freezer the day before and thaw them in the fridge overnight. 

    DO NOT OPEN THE CONTAINER until they sit out for at least an hour and come to room temperature. This prevents any condensation from forming on the candy shell. Add the ghost candies before serving them.

    A photo of the Halloween cake pops on a cake platter.

    Here’s a few more treats that have used these Wilton Ghost Cupcake Toppers

    1. Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes
    2. Ghostly Gooey Dip
    3. Rice Krispie Treat Haunted House

    BOO! An image with the cake pops with orange straws and candy ghosts as decoration.

    These Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops are sure to be a hit with the kids at your Halloween Party. They are great to bring to a school party or a work party. 

    Have fun this Halloween and stay safe!

    Looking for more Cake Pop Tutorials?

    Jack Skellington Cake Pops

    Your little ghouls and goblins are going to love this Nightmare before Christmas with this easy Jack Skellington Cake Pop Tutorial.

    Cauldron Cake Pops

    Give those little witches a cauldron they can cackle over! These fun Cauldron Cake Pops will be the hit of your Halloween Party.

    Easy Skeleton Cake Pops

    Super Easy Skeleton Cake Pops are perfect to make foryou Halloween party dessert table. Skulls and bones make for a spooky and sweet treat.

    Super easy, super fun, these Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops can easily be made in no time! Colorful sprinkles, premade candy, and fun straws to the rescue.

    Yield: 12

    Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops

    Halloween Candy Corn Cake Pops

    Easy cake pops that are perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Dip Time 20 minutes
    Additional Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour


    • 1/4 of your favorite 9x13 cake, baked
    • 3 tablespoons frosting
    • White Candy Melts
    • Orange, yellow and white sprinkles
    • Wilton Ghost Cupcake Toppers
    • Orange Straws


    1. Bake and cool your cake according to the directions. I find that using a cold cake and cold frosting works the best.
    2. Crumble 1/4 of the cake and mix with the frosting. I combine in a stand mixer, but you can also use a food processor, hand mixer, or mix by hand.
    3. Use a cookie scoop to measure out 1 tablespoon of the cake pop batter and roll until smooth.
    4. Melt the candy melts in the microwave according to the instructions.
    5. Dip the tip of the paper straw into the melted candy and then insert into the cake ball.
    6. Completely dunk the cake ball into the candy melts to coat it. Gently tap of any excess candy and add sprinkles.
    7. Stand up to dry.
    8. Apply a small amount of candy to the back of the cupcake topper and attach to the straw on top of the cake pop.
    9. Allow to harden before serving.

    Recommended Products

    As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

    Images, text and all other content Copyrighted©Karyn Granrud, Susanne Queck and Wunderlander Verlag LLC, or ©Pro Stock Media via Unlicensed republishing permitted. As an Amazon affiliate, we earn on qualified purchases.

    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Skip to Recipe