Reese’s peanut butter cups are a favorite in our house so we always have a good supply of them! We wanted to make something fun using our mini Reese’s cups so we came up with these Reese’s Banana Bread Monkey Cake Pops! My boys absolutely LOVED these and they taste amazing!!
Reese’s Banana Bread Monkey Cake Pops
1 Loaf of Banana Bread (recipe below)
1 Container of Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (2 bags)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minies
Caramel Bits or Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
Lollipop Sticks or Decorative Straws
(our favorite recipe)
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325. Spray one 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating. Blend together the eggs, buttermilk, oil and bananas. Sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Once the bread has cooled you want to cut off pieces of it into a large bowl and mash it up using a fork or mixer. You can also use a blender. Mix in the container of vanilla frosting. Shape 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls and place them on a pan lined with wax paper. Place them in the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Melt the Reese’s peanut butter chips in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave additional 20 seconds at a time until melted. Do not overheat! Dip a lollipop stick or straw in the melted chips and then push on a cake ball like this…
Then dip the banana cake pop in the melted chips and cover using a spoon. You can place them in a glass or anything you have to set them up straight to dry.
We attached Reese’s Minis for the ears. Reese’s Miniatures for the nose (cut them in half first so they do not stick out too much) and edible eyes using the melted chips to attach them. We used caramel bits to make the nose, mouth, & inside of the ears. However, you could always pipe this one with the melted chips.
Here is a close up….
Another close up….
My 3 boys with their Reese’s Monkey Cake Pops!
They couldn’t even control themselves for me to get my pictures!
These are also amazing without making the monkey’s. One of the best cake pops we have had!!