Rosh Hashanah apple & honey cake pops – no baking required!

First, let me show you how cute these easy-to-make little apple and honey cake pops really are.

apple & honey cake pops - Rosh Hashanah


These were super easy to make, and are really a variation on my cheat’s truffle cake pops, which I made for Pesach a couple of years ago. For Rosh Hashanah, I used a bought apple cake (Osem apple crumb cake) and added a little honey to create the cake pop mixture, then dipped them into melted white chocolate coloured with a few drops of red food colouring. Simple!

To be honest, I only used the white chocolate/food colouring combo so that I could keep them parve (dairy free). If you’re not bothered about a bit of dairy, you can use ready-coloured candy melts. Then it’s only 3 ingredients!

Kipper thought these cake pops looked “beautiful!” and was keen to sink her teeth into one before I’d even finished taking the photographs. I managed to put her off long enough to snap the pics – just! Phew!

Each tasty cake pop has the delicious flavour of lightly spiced, sweet apple cake, enhanced by a creamy vanilla coating of white chocolate – YUM! They would make a gorgeous little treat on Rosh Hashanah afternoon, or could even be served as a light dessert at the end of a big yomtov meal. Kids and adults alike love them!

I made two variations – one as shown above, with the apple on the top of the stick, and another as shown below, with the apple on the bottom of the stick like a toffee apple (caramel apple). The second version is easier to make – simply dip the cake pop in chocolate and then stand up on a parchment-lined baking tray. However, the first one definitely looks cuter, in my opinion. Ah, you’re grown-ups, you can decide for yourselves!


Simple, 3-ingredient, no-bake apple & honey cake pops for Rosh Hashanah! A sweet treat for the new year that both kids and adults will love.

If you’re really in a huge hurry, you can skip the melted chocolate and roll the cake balls in some red sprinkles instead. 

For the leaves, use small herb leaves like baby basil or mint leaves, or cut leaf shapes out of green paper. A small piece of cocktail stick secures them to the pops.

Of course these beautiful apple cake pops would also be perfect for autumn, back-to-school, apple day, or all sorts of other occasions, not just Rosh Hashanah. Go wild!

This recipe made 14 apple & honey cake pops, but obviously the number will vary a little depending on the size you make them. Shana Tova everybody!

Simple, 3-ingredient, no-bake apple & honey cake pops for Rosh Hashanah! A sweet treat for the new year that both kids and adults will love.

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Apple & honey cake pops - no bake recipe
Yields 14
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434 calories
66 g
6 g
17 g
6 g
6 g
113 g
317 g
46 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 317mg
Total Carbohydrates 66g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 46g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 400g apple cake
  2. 2 tbsp runny honey
  3. 250g white chocolate chips
  4. Few drops red food colouring
You will also need
  1. Cake pop sticks
  2. Cocktail sticks (optional)
  3. Small edible leaves or paper leaves (optional)
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Crumble the cake into a mixing bowl and use a fork to break it into crumbs. Add the honey and mix well to give a moist mixture that holds together when pressed into a ball. (Depending on your cake, you may need to add a little more honey.)
  3. Take small pieces of the mixture and roll into balls about the size of a large walnut. Place on the baking sheet.
  4. Once all the mixture is rolled into balls, use the end of a cake pop stick or a toothpick (cocktail stick) to shape the top of the balls to resemble an apple. Place the tray into the freezer.
  5. Melt the white chocolate, then stir in the food colouring until you get an acceptably red colour.
  6. Dip the end of a cake pop stick into the chocolate, then insert into the bottom of a cake ball. Dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate to coat, then either stand on the parchment lined sheet, or insert the end of the stick into a cup of rice or ptitim to stand up.
  7. Once all the cake pops are covered, place in the fridge to firm up.
  8. Cut the cocktail sticks into 1.5cm sections, and use these to secure the leaves onto the cake pops.
  9. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.


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    Hmm so yummi 😀 Can I try a once of them?

  3. These are so cute!

  4. These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea!

  5. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    Yum, my kids would love these, what a cute idea! And so easy, a good rainy day activity too.

  6. What a fab little idea. I bet these would be great for kids parties or even Halloween coming up instead of traditional toffee apples.

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