Monday, May 13, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Pops

Strawberry Shortcake Pops- the quintessential summer dessert....on a stick!


One of my favorite summer memories is going strawberry picking with my family. Despite the early morning and the hot sun and the hours of squatting as we made our way through rows and rows of strawberries.....it always felt totally worth it. Probably because the strawberries were so fresh and juicy and flavorful. Probably because I tended to eat as many as I put in the basket. Probably because I loved having our kitchen table and counter tops filled with baskets upon baskets of strawberries that I knew would be turned into strawberry pies, strawberry jam, and strawberry shortcake. Strawberry picking meant that, for two weeks out of the summer, we were in strawberry heaven.



These days, it's hard to find a place to pick strawberries. Most of the farms we went to as children have shut down....and of those that are still around, only a few still offer strawberry picking. But it's just not summer without strawberries.....so even if we can't pick 'em, we will still be eating 'em. All summer long. Starting now.


All you  need to whip up these sweet little treats is pound cake (I had some leftover from girls' night fondue!), fresh strawberries, whipped cream frosting, and white chocolate for coating. They taste JUST like strawberry shortcake....but since everything is more fun on a stick....they're even better! Perfect for a party, a baby shower, or a simple summer treat!


So even if you're not in strawberry heaven....you will definitely be in strawberry shortcake heaven. Which is at least as good....if not better....especially if you ask your kids!


Strawberry Shortcake Pops
1/2 prepared pound cake, crumbled (a little more than 2 c.)
3/4 c. Betty Crocker "Whipped" Whipped Cream Frosting
6-8 large strawberries (1 c. chopped)
2 c. white chocolate, melted
lollipop sticks (available at Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics)

1. Mix pound cake, frosting, and strawberries together in a medium bowl.
2. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls.
3. Cut or break lollipop sticks in half; twist 1 stick into the center of each cake ball, about halfway in.
4. Freeze until firm. 
5. Dip pops in melted white chocolate to cover.
6. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 2 dozen.

   
Enjoy!

Looking for another delicious way to use fresh strawberries? Check out my Balsamic Strawberry-Mozzarella Bites!




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling...
I hope you feel right at home!
-Cathy


 
 

41 comments :

  1. Yum! Such good memories of picking and eating all those strawberries. These strawberry shortcake pops look delicious. ☺

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  2. These look absolutely fabulous. I'm so scared to try cake pops. I'm will turn out as squares or something I'm sure!

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  3. My littlest is cake pop obsessed - she turns the big FIVE at the very end of June....I'm thinking these might be on the menu! And GIRLS NIGHT fondue!? How fun was that!?

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  4. PS - If you need a new BFF, I am available ;)

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  5. Oh these must happen in my kitchen very, very soon!!! Holy moly! I remember strawberry picking as a kid too. I always had an empty basket as I ate everything along the way!

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  6. These look amazing. So amazing, that my daughter thought she would surprise me with them. Unfortunately, she read step 1: "Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl" and did just that. She didn't realize that the melted white chocolate didn't go into the mixture. It was an ooey gooey mess, but it tasted good!

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    1. Oh no!!! I'm so sorry! I just went back and corrected that mistake in the directions.....thanks for the heads up. Glad they tasted good, but sorry for the mess!

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  7. These look soooooooo fancy:) Can't wait to make it!!!

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  8. Oh my gosh these look amazing! I am finding your link on Mop It Up Monday and I would love to invite you over to Party In Polka Dots to link this up! One of my most popular posts is my Strawberry Shortcake Party Printable Set and these would def catch the eye of my readers! Yummy and super cute presentation!

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/05/party-in-polka-dots-linky-23-fabulous.html?showComment=1369024052100#c5029963712892196186

    Hope to see you there!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  9. what a great idea, yummy! We both shared strawberries gooness today :-) I'm hopping over from Sarah's blog hop. Hugs!

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  10. Kathy these sound perfect for summer! Strawberry shortcake is an absolute favourite of mine!

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  11. These would make a great party favor!

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  12. Honestly, I think you have the best food! I just love these little balls of sweet strawberries and cake! Thank you for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I am always excited to see what you bring next!

    I am writing a post about strawberry dressing and am wondering if I can use your photo and of course it would be linked to you? The post will go up tomorrow, 5/22 Please email me or leave a message on my blog! Thanks so much!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  13. They are beautiful and look absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try them.

    These would be a great dessert to link to our BBQ Block Party Thursday party which begins May 23rd. Would love to have you join us! http://easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com

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  14. I think I definitely need these in my life. Thanks for the great idea!

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  16. Cathy...these look amazing! What a great summer treat!

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  17. These look sooo good!!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  18. Oh, these look so yummy and pretty! You know I had to pin those beauties!! I can't wait to make these. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! :)
    XOXO
    Kathy

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  19. amazing! I haven't made cake pops yet... but I love all the ideas out there :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays:o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog... maybe you can offer some advice?

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  20. Oh these look so yummy!

    Have pinned it - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

    (Hopping over from Fantastic Thursday link up)

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  21. Saw these cute pops at the Power Pinterest party and have to pin - yum!

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  22. My daughter is obsessed with strawberry cake right now {strawberry anything actually} so this simple, yummy dessert is so perfect! These would actually be really cute for a July 4th party too...just add blue sugar sprinkles and you have a little red, white and blue bite! Thanks so much for sharing at Much Ado About Monday!

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  23. What a delicious treat! I'm thinking of taking my daughter strawberry picking this weekend for the first time. :) This would be the perfect treat to make with what we pick.

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  24. Stopping by from The Weekend Re-Treat link party - these look amazing and I pinned them to my cakepop board. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wow! This looks awesome! I just found you over at The Mandatory Mooch! I would love for your to come share your recipe at From the Farm Blog Hop. This week's party just started!
    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily
    www.fresh-eggs-daily.com

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  26. How cute are these little pops?! Strawberry shortcake sounds like such a fun flavor for summertime!

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  27. Oh my gosh, those look amazing!!! Especially since they have big chunks of strawberries - yum! Stopping by from the Chic on a Shoestring party :)

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  28. These are so cute, and I bet they are delicious!

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  29. Pinned! Love the pieces of Strawberry in them :-) Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  30. These look super good! I loooove cake pops, but I hardly ever make them myself. I suppose I should probably change that, huh? :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Martha Mondays last week! I hope you come back by this week as well : )

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/05/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features_26.html

    Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  31. I need to find a strawberry field near me. We have thornless blackberries in August, but I want strawberries! These are gorgeous!

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  32. Ohmygosh Cathy, are you serious? I would eat all of them in one sitting!! Genius idea!

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  33. Thank you for sharing this yummy cake balls on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  34. Gorgeous Cathy! What a yummy idea! Pinned and featuring tonight!

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  35. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/05/15-red-white-or-blue-ideas-linkparty.html

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  36. So very cool and easy! I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my gallery, “The Blog Post Office”. It’s like a reverse linky. Please let me know if you are not happy with that, I can always remove it for you. But I’m really hoping you won‘t mind as all the posts will be a gallery of wonderful items.

    Thank you so much, Victoria Lavender

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  37. Will it make a difference if I make my own whipped cream frosting?

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  38. Will it make a difference if I make my own whipped cream frosting?

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  39. Hi Javier, I would think that should be just fine to make your own!!

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