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a healthy cake pop with peanut butter coating topped with mini chocolate chips and bitten open to show the soft and moist insides!

Healthy Cake Pops Recipe

Healthy Cake Pops are the perfect compromise - a treat your kids will absolutely adore, but without the junk. Take your kids favorite treat on a stick and put a healthy, breakfast twist on it with this Healthy Cake Pop recipe with no refined sugar, healthy fats, and a secret ingredient.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Kid friendly
Keyword healthy snack, no bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cool time 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Morgan


For the Cake

  • 12 cooled pancakes
  • 1 8- ounce brick of cream cheese softened
  • 2-4 TBS of maple syrup

For the Coating

  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of nut butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil melted
  • 2 TBS of honey
  • optional: mini chocolate chips sprinkles, nuts, etc


  1. Pulse the pancakes in a blender or food processor until fine crumbs. Whip cream cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Combine the pancake crumbs and cream cheese mixture well. Add about .5 cup of chocolate chips if desired. Scoop into balls (I used a 1 TBS cookie scoop) and refrigerate.

  3. Stir together melted coconut oil, nut butter (I used peanut butter) and honey until smooth. Remove chilled cake balls from the refrigerator before dipping the ends of your sticks into the peanut butter mixture and inserting into the balls. Place into the freezer until the peanut butter mixture sets well.
  4. Dip each pop into your nut butter coating, tapping well to remove excess before decorating is desired and allow to set in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy your healthy cake pops right from the refrigerator within a week or freeze until ready to enjoy.