Banana Split Cake Pops: Step-by-Step Cake Pop Tutorial

Whether you’re indulging in a decadent ice-cream treat or looking for an adorable way to decorate your latest cake pop creation, you just can’t go wrong with banana splits!

Banana Split Cake Pops

Ingredients & Supplies

To make banana split cake pops, you will need:

Strawberry banana cake balls

Lollipop sticks or colorful paper straws

– Pink, yellow, and dark chocolate candy melts (or white candy melts and candy coloring)

LorAnn Banana Cream Flavoring

Rainbow nonpareils

Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits

– Homemade cherry fruit candy decorations

– A cake pop stand

Banana Split Cake Pops

Make Your Strawberry Banana Cake Balls

Start by following the step-by-step directions for making strawberry banana cake balls. Chill them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to start dipping your banana split cake pops.

How To Make Cake Balls

Helpful Hint: Keep in mind that making cake pops is a temperature sensitive process. Putting cake balls in the freezer may make them too cold for dipping, so you will need to let them sit for a few minutes after removing them.

Turn Your Cake Balls Into Banana Split Cake Pops

Microwave your yellow candy melts in a bowl on low power for 30-seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30-second interval then repeat until the coating is completely melted. Stir in 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of LorAnn Banana Cream Flavoring, depending on how strong you want the flavor.

Helpful Hint: Make sure that you use LorAnn Super Strength Flavors, which are made for flavoring candy and chocolates. If you use a water-based flavoring, such as LorAnn Baking Emulsions, your coating will seize up. Save the emulsions for when you want to make awesome sugar cookies and funfetti cake cookies!

Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and then into a chilled cake ball, gently pushing until the stick is about half way through the cake ball. Turn your cake pops upright, set them in a cake pop stand, and place them in the fridge to chill before dipping.

Strawberry Banana Cake Pops

Helpful Hint: Work with just a handful of cake balls at a time. Rotating them in and out of the fridge ensures that you are always working with perfectly chilled cake balls. This is where it comes in handy to have a few small cake pop stands to rotate around!

Dip each chilled cake pop straight down into the melted coating until the cake ball is completely covered and sealed. If you need to angle the cake pop, gently tilt it in one direction and then another. Resist the temptation to stir the coating with the cake pop. If you do, your cake pop may fall off of the stick into a candy coating abyss.

Remove the cake pop from the melted coating by pulling it straight up. Then, turn the cake pop at an angle and gently tap off any excess coating.

Dip Your Cake Pops

Helpful Hint: A tall narrow bowl works best for dipping cake pops. Keeping the coating warm throughout the entire dipping process is key to having a smooth coating on your cake pops. To avoid having to repeatedly reheat your coating, a chocolate melting pot is a great tool.

Allow the yellow candy coating to cool and harden completely before continuing on to the next step.

Prepare your pink candy coating. Microwave your pink candy melts in a bowl on low power for 30-seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30-second interval then repeat until the coating is completely melted. If you wish to add banana flavoring, stir in 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of LorAnn Banana Cream Flavoring, depending on how strong you want the flavor.

Use a spoon to drizzle a small amount of pink candy coating on top of a yellow cake pop. Slowly tilt the cake pop from side to side to drip the pink coating down the sides. Working quickly, while the coating is still wet, sprinkle rainbow nonpareils on your cake pop and top it off with a homemade cherry fruit candy decoration or a few Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits.

Banana Split Cake Pops

For different colored cake pops, repeat the above steps replacing your pink candy coating with dark chocolate candy coating.

Banana Split Cake Pops

I don’t blame you if your mouth is watering for more! Check out these delicious banana split sweets I discovered…

Banana Split Sweets

1. Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies by taste and tell

2. Banana Split Cupcakes by Crazy for Crust

3. Banana Split Pie Pops by Grandbaby Cakes

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30 Responses to Banana Split Cake Pops: Step-by-Step Cake Pop Tutorial

  1. i’m going bananas over these WONDERFUL cake pops Janine! they look so bright and yummy on those cute polka dotted sticks. you put a lot of work into this post! i LOVE it! YAY for you! :)
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  2. Helle says:

    How clever is that – love it. I’m definitely going to try these that’s for sure.

    Cheers for sharing – and a great Sunday to you!

  3. Kendra says:

    Hi, Janine! I found you through I Should Be Mopping the Floor. Your banana split cake pops look AMAZING! I am now following you on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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  4. Janine, these look so pro… and perfect! I love how you put it– bake and destroy! These would be great for part of my themed party I do for (our little) town this summer, an ice cream social! The kids would dig these! (=
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  5. Those are too cute!! I so will have to make for a party.

    Thank you so much for the idea. Stopping by from weekend-wonders.
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  6. Oh, I love banana splits. Your cake pops are so cute, especially topped with the handmade candy cherries.
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  7. Hi stopping by from the Two Cup Tuesday linky :)

    these are sooo cute! and the tutorial is great, thanks for the helpful hints, mine always fall of the sticks :(

    will definitely be trying them again!
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  8. Michelle says:

    YUM! And adorable, too, thanks for all the info on how to do so! I wanted to let you know that I moved my Printabelle link party over to my site: I’d love for you to link up there! Thanks!
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    • Janine says:

      Thanks for stopping by to check out my Banana Split Cake Pops, Michelle! And thanks for the heads up on the move!

  9. These are so cute!
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  10. Marti says:

    Great tutorial and tips! I’d love for you to link up SHOWlicious Craft Showcase!!

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  11. yolanda says:

    where did you find those nice colorful sticks

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  14. Arlene says:

    I found this while doing a google search for cake pops! I love this. So cute! thanks for sharing. I still need working on perfecting my cake pops. I would still get cracks or sometimes it would slip of. It’s a work in progress but I hope to learn from some of your tips =) Thanks!
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