A while ago, the folks at Tablespoon asked me to come up with an Angry Birds recipe. To which my response was, Angry what? Yes, I think I was the last person in the world to know about the Angry Birds game that is taking over the school hallways, subways, and work places of the nation.  If you listen closely while you’re in public you can hear kids and adults sharing their strategies and the echo of grunting pigs throughout the air. IPhones, Androids and Smartphones throughout the world are exploding with the sounds of the game that has addicted us all.

So why can’t we stop playing this game? It could be that it’s a fairly straightforward game that allows us to snack on a bit of entertainment without too much commitment. The premise of the game is simple. Five angry birds are obsessed with protecting their beloved eggs. Evil green pigs dream about and covet the birds’ eggs and eventually steal them. In retaliation, the angry birds slingshot themselves at the structures that the green pigs have built trying to collapse them in hopes of killing the greedy pigs. If you kill all of the pigs with the birds you have been given you get to advance to the next level. Of course, I had to try the game out!

Now you can eat those Angry Birds…and grunting pigs! These Angry Birds Cake Pops took me a while to make and if you have the time great but if not, enjoy looking at mine. I walked around for days with proof of my work; blue dyed hands that made me look like I had been canoodling with a Smurf. They even came out with a Valentine’s edition of the Angry Birds game for you to get addicted too.

Just bake a cake according to the package directions. Let is cool, then crumble it until it’s fine.

Mix ¾ of a can of frosting and incorporate until well combined. Roll into your favorite Angry Bird shape and dip in colored candy melts and decorate.

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Angry Birds: The Obsession Continues

Ingredients

  • 1 Betty Crocker cake mix and ingredients called for on the box
  • 1 container vanilla frosting or your favorite flavor
  • candy melts white, black, red, yellow, green, blue
  • lollipop sticks
  • white chocolate chips or white jumbo sprinkles for eyes
  • black decorating gel or black edible ink pen for black in eyes
  • black licorice
  • foam block for drying and displaying cake pops

Instructions

  1. Bake cake according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. Once cake is cooled, crumble cake into a fine mixture using your hands.
  3. Pour crumbled cake into a large bowl and mix in 3/4 of a container of vanilla frosting.
  4. Mix with a spoon or your hands until thoroughly combined. Roll into desired shape bird.
  5. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip lollipop sticks in melted candy melts just slightly and push inside the cake ball. This helps secure the stick in the cake ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden.
  6. Dip and coat hardened cake balls in candy melts and tap stick against the side of the bowl to shake off the excess. Push lollipop stick into the foam block to dry.
  7. Once dry, decorate each bird. I cut yellow candy melts into triangles for the beaks of the birds. I cut orange candy melts for the orange eyebrows or you could use orange sprinkles. Cut the tip off the white chocolate chips so that they are flat and use for the eyes. Cut the black licorice for the wings and feathers of the birds.
  8. For the pigs I used some melted green candy melts and made circles for the nose and ears on some parchment paper and let them harden in the fridge. Use the same technique for the top feather of the red bird and blue bird.
  9. Use additional melted candy melts as glue to attach beak, eyebrows, eyes, and feathers. *You can use candy ink colors to tint white candy melts to the colors you need.
  10. Let dry and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything