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Dirt on a Stick

Chocolate dirt cakes are all the rage among the under-ten set; cakes and cups full of pudding or smothered in chocolate and scattered with crumbs are the perfect combo of delicious and disgusting.

There are dirt cakes and there are cake pops – why not combine the two? Dirt on a stick seems like a pretty good thing to serve to a yard full of kids at a summertime birthday party. If you like, arrange them on a platter scattered with more chocolate cookie crumbs and a few well-placed gummi worms. Here’s how you do it:

Start with chocolate doughnut holes – as many as you want cake pops. And as many lollipop or Popsicle sticks as you have cake balls. Pour some chocolate cookie crumbs into a shallow bowl.

Make a chocolate ganache by heating 1/2 cup heavy cream on the stovetop, then adding 4 oz. chopped dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips work too) – remove from the heat and let stand a few minutes, then stir until smooth.

Impale the balls with the sticks and dip them in the ganache, rolling them around to coat.

Immediately dip them in the chocolate cookie crumbs, rolling them around to coat again.

Set them on a sheet of waxed paper or directly on your serving plate. Refrigerate or let sit on the countertop until set. Dirt on a stick!

For more delicious “dirt” recipes, check out these 11 tasty treats!

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