Cake Pops are everywhere! Even Starbucks carries these cute little candy covered cake balls on a stick! Most cake pops are a combination of baked, crumbled cake mixed with frosting, rolled into a ball, placed on a stick, then dipped in different color candy melts. Really good but really sweet too. I decided to make an adult-style cake pop by combining rich and chocolatey Miette Brownie Squares made with bittersweet chocolate and espresso powder (instead of cake), with some Kahlua Coffee Liqueur (instead of frosting) and then dipped into tempered real bittersweet chocolate.
Of course what is a cake pop without sprinkles so I added some gold metallic and clear sparkling sugar crystals for decoration. The end result is like a hybrid cake pop/rum ball – with a nice bittersweet chocolate coating. And they are on a stick! Everything is better on a stick! These pops are the perfect sweet accompaniment to a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at the end of a nice meal. They look really cute set out on a dessert buffet or covered in cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon for gift giving. Here is how you can make your own.