These adorably cute Black Cat Lollipops are filled with decadently rich, peanut butter fudge coated in dark chocolate. Each chocolate cat is decorated with candy eyes, heart sprinkle noses, and candy whiskers. They'll make purr-fect Halloween treats.
Can you handle the cuteness?
I know it's Halloween and my cats should be scary, but I just can't resist making them cute.
I spent 2 hours designing these Halloween lollipops, trying to make them look more sinister. I added wicked yellow eyes, then green eyes, then orange ones. I tested out several different candy noses and whiskers, and in the end, I make them look identical to the Candy Filled Black Cat Cookies I made last week.
This design, just makes me happy, and that is what Halloween treats are all about for me.
Are you ready to make some of these cute Halloween treats?
peanut butter fudge - white chocolate + peanut butter chips + peanut butter + salt
chocolate - You can use melted and tempered pure dark chocolate or melted dark cocoa Candy Melts. Check out my Chocolate Making Tips page for detailed information about choosing chocolate and melting/tempering chocolate.
jumbo candy eyes - I used the large candy eyes found in Wilton's Decorating Kits. I like the curved shaped of these eyes but regular Jumbo candy eyes will work fine too.
Jumbo pink heart sprinkles - They come in jars with red and pink hearts.
pink edible Easter grass - Use edible grass to make the cat's whiskers. You could also use licorice laces or you could pipe whiskers using candy melts onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet then peel them off once hardened.
cake pops pan - I used a Telebrands Bake Pop Pan and I like the size of the fudge balls it makes but you can use any cake pops pan that has a hole in the top that is large enough for a lollipop stick or paper straw.
paper straws or lollipop sticks - If you use paper straws, be sure they are sturdy! Some are too thin and they will not hold up these large chocolate cat pops.
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Hop on over to check out my Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Cauldrons, to see how you can make the most amazingly creamy peanut butter fudge that can be poured into a cake pops pan and turned into lollipops.
Then jump back here to see how you can decorate those peanut butter pops to look like black cats for Halloween.
If you don't want to use peanut butter fudge, you can use Chocolate Nutella Fudge instead. Check out my Nutella Witch Hats recipe for the recipe. It's pourable when it's warm and hardens firm like the peanut butter fudge recipe.
Or you can make chocolate truffles and roll them into large balls to make these lollipop cats.
Once you have your pops made, you can dip them in melted and tempered semi-sweet chocolate or melted dark cocoa candy melts to make your cats.
If you use Candy Melts, you need to allow the melted candy coating to cool to about 91-92 degrees F before dipping so that the peanut butter fudge does not melt and it's thick enough to spike into the fur.
Dip one pop at a time, allowing the chocolate to set for 30-90 seconds. Then press a fork up against the chocolate and pull away quickly, creating spikes of chocolate fur. Do this over the entire surface of the lollipop making your pops look furry. Insert the lollipop into a cake pops stand or a block of Styrofoam and allow the pops to dry.
Pipe 32 chocolate triangles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet for the cat's ears. Attach two ears to each pop using a dab of chocolate. Allow the ears to attach firmly then use a fork to add a bit more chocolate to the ears and make them look furry too.
Use a dab of chocolate to attach two jumbo candy eyes, 6 whiskers, and a large pink heart sprinkle nose. I used edible Easter grass for my whiskers. You could also use licorice laces or even pipe out some pink candy melt sticks and use them.
You could decorate the chocolate cats using modeling chocolate instead of candy and sprinkles. This cat has white and black eyes, a pink heart-shaped nose, and white modeling chocolate whiskers.
You could also dip the peanut butter fudge pops into chocolate and decorate them to look like cauldrons. These Chocolate Cauldron Pops would make a great compliment to these chocolate cats for your Halloween party.
RELATED: Find dozens of easy fudge recipes at HowToMakeEasyFudge.com.
Soft and creamy peanut butter fudge balls dipped in dark chocolate and decorated to look like black cats! Create these Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Black Cat Pops for any Halloween party!
- peanut butter fudge:
- 16 ounces white chips or white confectionery coating wafers
- 8 ounces peanut butter chips
- pinch of salt
- 16 ounces creamy peanut butter
- 16 ounces melted and tempered semi-sweet chocolate or melted dark cocoa candy melts
- 32 jumbo candy eyes
- candy whiskers: edible Easter grass or licorice laces
- 16 jumbo pink heart sprinkles (noses)
Combine the white chips with the peanut butter chips and melt them in the microwave on high for 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Then stir in a pinch of salt and the creamy peanut butter.
Pour the liquid fudge into a disposable pastry bag or a squeeze bottle.
Squeeze the fudge into the cavities of a cake pops pan.
Insert a lollipop stick into each.
Freeze for 20 minutes.
Remove and un-mold.
Allow the pops to sit at room temperature for at least 45 minutes to come to room temperature.
Dip one pop into the chocolate.
Allow to set for 30-90 seconds.
Press a fork over the surface of the pop, pulling away quickly, creating spikes of chocolate fur.
Pipe small triangles of chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Remove once set, and attach two to each pop using a dab of chocolate.
Add more chocolate over each triangle, then use a fork to create furry spikes.
Allow pops to harden then decorate.
Attach two candy eyes, whiskers, and a pink candy heart nose to each pop using chocolate.
Store your black cat lollipops at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. If you store them in an airtight container or metal tin, they may stay fresh for up to 2 months.