Edible Moss Balls – Cake Pops With Natural Green Food Coloring

Edible Moss Balls - Cake Pops With Natural Green Food Coloring

These moss-covered chocolate-peanut butter-cake pops are so delicious and a great way to use up leftover cake!

Moss Covered Cake Pops

Moss-covered desserts are a popular food trend at the moment: moss-covered cupcakes, moss-covered ice cream, moss-covered cake, moss-covered cake pops, moss-covered mousse and moss-covered cookies are everywhere on pinterest right now.

Moss Covered Cake Pops Recipe

Edible moss is easy to make: Usually cake crumbs or graham crackers are colored with artificial green food coloring. But here I show you how to make edible moss with homemade natural green food coloring!

Naturally Green Moss Covered Cake Pops

I’ve made naturally colored edible moss before with matcha and spinach. But for these edible moss bites I used edible moss that is naturally colored with sunflower seeds.

-> More about sunflower seeds as natural green food coloring

Moss Covered Cake Pops

 

Ingredients For 8 Large Edible Moss Balls – ‘Moss’ Covered Cake Pops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops
  • 1 cup cake crumbs – I used leftover vanilla sponge cake
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp melted chocolate
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Naturally Green Icing – Colored With Kale
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp kale puree (1 curly kale leaf)
Edible Moss – Naturally Colored With Sunflower Seeds

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops
Chocolate and peanut butter cake pop ingredients & edible moss

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops

Knead together all ingredients and roll them into balls.

 

Naturally Green Icing Colored With Kale
Naturally green icing & edible moss

Naturally Green Icing – Colored With Kale

Kale Puree: Remove the stalks, use just the leafy parts of the kale. Boil the kale with some water for 5 minutes, drain and refresh with cold water. Using a stick blender, puree kale until smooth.

Naturally Green Icing: Stir together powdered sugar and kale puree.

Edible Moss With Natural Food Coloring
Sunflower seed cake crumbs (dark green) & green pea cake crumbs (light green)

Naturally Colored Edible Moss

Dark Green Moss: Crumble the naturally green sunflower seed cake between your fingers.

Green Moss: Knead together 1 part dark green sunflower seed cake crumbs and 2 parts light green pea cake crumbs until the moss is evenly colored.

Edible Moss Balls Recipe

Edible Moss Balls – Moss-Covered Cake Pops

Dip each chocolate-peanut butter-cake pop into the naturally green icing, then roll in the edible moss.

Edible Moss Balls

Let the moss-covered cake pops dry overnight. Store them in a cool place.

Edible Moss Balls Recipe
Edible moss balls with natural green food coloring

Edible Moss Balls Cake Pops Recipe

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Edible Moss Balls - Moss Covered Cake Pops

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