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Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe (Cookies and Cream)

This Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops recipe is the perfect way to get your sweet fix at home! Not only is it a delicious dessert, but it's also super easy and fun to make. Plus, you only need a handful of ingredients.  

You can even customize it with your favorite toppings. Try adding colorful sprinkles, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips for an extra special treat! With a few simple steps and some creativity, you'll be enjoying these decadent cake pops in no time. 

Plus, these cake pops are a great addition to parties, and gatherings, and will be the star of your dessert table. So, gather your friends and family, and get ready to enjoy these bite-sized treats. 

Starbucks is well renowned for its coffee and tasty treats. And, these cake pops are one of our go-to snacks from the coffee shop. So, now with this recipe, we can make our favorite at home. If you love Starbucks treats you may also enjoy this Starbucks Blueberry Scone recipe. 

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A few cake pops - Starbucks cookies and cream copycat.

Why You’ll Love This Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe

  • You only need simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. So, you don't have to worry about finding expensive ingredients at your local grocery store. 
  • This copycat Starbucks cake pops recipe is the perfect treat to make for baby showers, and birthday parties, however, you don't have to wait for a special occasion you can enjoy them any day. 
  • Making this Starbucks copycat at home can save you a little money, and they come together in a few simple steps so you don't have to worry about spending a lot of time in the kitchen to make these tasty treats. 
  • They’ll be ready in no time, and your friends and family will be asking for seconds. 
Looking down on three homemade Starbucks copycat cookies and cream cake pops.

Ingredients Needed 

Get all the info on these ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post alongside the instructions.

  • prepared cake
  • white cake frosting 
  • cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, (Oreo brand or generic) - save the cookies for the next ingredient
  • cookies with cream filling removed
  • white almond bark- this is the brand that we used
All of the ingredients needed to make Starbucks cake pop cookies and cream copycat laid out in different containers.

Helpful Tools 

Mason Jars for serving or Cake Pop Holder

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Large bowl

Cake pop sticks - We linked to the ones we use (they're reusable!) but you can also use lollipop sticks if needed

Parchment Paper

Cookie Sheet

Ice cream scoop/ Cookie scoop

Microwave-safe bowl

Blender or food processor 

How To Make This Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe 

  1. Crumble the cake and then add it to a large mixing bowl. 
  2. And, then add the frosting and cream filling from the cookies to the cake. 
  3. Shape the batter into 1 ½-inch balls, and set aside on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Using a microwave-safe bowl melt the almond bark in the microwave. Heat for 30-second intervals stirring in between until fully melted. 
  5. Dip one end of the cake pop stick ½ inch into the chocolate. 
  6. And, then stick the stick into a cake ball.
  7. Repeat the process until all cake balls are on their sticks. 
  8. In a blender or food processor crush the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
  9. Start with the first cake pop that received their sticks, and dip them into the chocolate until fully coated. 
  10. Place them upright in a cake pop holder or foam base for the chocolate to harden.
  11. Before the chocolate hardens sprinkle on a small amount of the cookie crumbs. 
  12. Next, dip the entire cake ball into the chocolate so that it's fully coated. 
  13. Allow the excess to drip off and place them in a cake pop stand to harden. 
  14. Repeat until all the cake balls are coated. 
  15. Use a food processor or blender to crush the cookies into crumbs. 
  16. After the chocolate fully hardens serve and enjoy. 
A collage of images showing the first few steps of how to make copycat cookies and cream Starbucks cake pops.
A collage of images showing the last few steps of how to make Starbucks Cookies and Cream cake pops.

Storage

Store the cake pops in an airtight container or in a mason jar covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to one week. Or, at room temperature for up three days. 

You can also freeze these cake pops in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Just make sure that your chocolate has completely hardened before you add them to your freezer safe container. 

Recipe Variations

Chocolate Cake Pops: If you prefer a chocolate cookie cake pop, use chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. 

White Chocolate: Instead of almond bark you can also use white chocolate or candy melts. If you are using white chocolate you will need to add oil or shortening so that it melts smoothly. 

Frosting: We like to use white frosting, but you could also use vanilla frosting or buttercream frosting. So, feel free to get creative with the frosting flavors. 

A close up of a homemade cookies and cream cake pop.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure that the cake cools completely before you start making this easy recipe. 
  • You may need to add a small amount of shortening or coconut oil to your almond bark to help it melt smoothly.  You should need no more than a teaspoon maybe even a little less. 
  • Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop can help you get even-sized portions of the cake mixture. 
  • If you find that the mixture is sticking to your hands while you are trying to shape them, feel free to spray your hand lightly with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Feel free to change up the toppings on your candy pops, you can sprinkle on white sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or any of your favorite toppings. 
  • Don't have a cake pop stand on hand? Don't worry, a styrofoam block will work just as well. Use a little force and press the sticks into the block to allow the excess chocolate to dip off the cake pops while they harden. 
  • If you want perfectly round cake pops make sure that you don't lay them down while the chocolate is hardening, if the wet chocolate touches a flat surface it will cause a flat side to form on your cake pop. 
Three cookies and cream Starbucks copycat cake pops.

FAQ

Should I make cake pops the night before?

Yes, you can make the cake pops the night before serving. Just make sure that you store the cake pops in an airtight container to keep them fresh until it’s time to serve them. 

How to make the smoothest cake pops?

The best way to get a smooth cake pop is to make sure that the melted chocolate is not too hot. You can test this by dipping a spoon in the melted chocolate and allowing it to cool for a few seconds before you dip your cake pops in it. Also, make sure to dip not swirl the cake pops. 

Do you freeze cake pops before dipping?

No, you don't have to freeze these cake pops before you dip them. Howver, if your kitchen is warm popping them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes can prevent them from falling apart while you make them. 

Do you refrigerate cake pops after dipping?

If you made these delicious cake pops more than 24 hours in advance I recommend storing them in the fridge. However, they can sit out at room temperature for up to three days. 

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Mason jar holding up three cookies and cream cake pops in sugar.

Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe (Cookies and Cream)

Your favorite oreo flavored cake pops made at home.
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies and Cream Cake Pops, Copycat Starbucks cake pop, Starbucks Cake Pop recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ prepared cake crumbled (13x9 cake)
  • 2 Tablespoons of white cake frosting
  • 6 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreo brand or generic) - save the cookies for the next ingredient
  • 6 cookies with cream filling removed
  • 4 cubes of white almond bark
  • 15 Cake pop sticks

Instructions

  • Crumble the cake and then add it to a large mixing bowl.
  • And, then add the frosting and cream filling from the cookies to the cake.
  • Shape the batter into 1 ½-inch balls, and set aside on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Using a microwave-safe bowl melt the almond bark in the microwave. Heat for 30-second intervals stirring in between until fully melted.
  • Dip one end of the cake pop stick ½ inch into the chocolate.
  • And, then stick the stick into a cake ball.
  • Repeat the process until all cake balls are on their sticks.
  • In a blender or food processor crush the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
  • Start with the first cake pop that received their sticks, and dip them into the chocolate until fully coated.
  • Place them upright in a cake pop holder or foam base for the chocolate to harden.
  • Before the chocolate hardens sprinkle on a small amount of the cookie crumbs.
  • Next, dip the entire cake ball into the chocolate so that it's fully coated.
  • Allow the excess to drip off and place them in a cake pop stand to harden.
  • Repeat until all the cake balls are coated.
  • Use a food processor or blender to crush the cookies into crumbs.
  • After the chocolate fully hardens serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Make sure that the cake cools completely before you start making this easy recipe. 
  • You may need to add a small amount of shortening or coconut oil to your almond bark to help it melt smoothly.  You should need no more than a teaspoon maybe even a little less. 
  • Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop can help you get even-sized portions of the cake mixture. 
  • If you find that the mixture is sticking to your hands while you are trying to shape them, feel free to spray your hand lightly with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Feel free to change up the toppings on your candy pops, you can sprinkle on white sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or any of your favorite toppings. 
  • Don't have a cake pop stand on hand? Don't worry, a styrofoam block will work just as well. Use a little force and press the sticks into the block to allow the excess chocolate to dip off the cake pops while they harden. 
  • If you want perfectly round cake pops make sure that you don't lay them down while the chocolate is hardening, if the wet chocolate touches a flat surface it will cause a flat side to form on your cake pop. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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