Ingredients (makes about 15):

• 120 g ground almonds
• 250 g spiced biscuits
• 50 g soft butter
• 75 g cream cheese
• seeds from ½ vanilla bean
• zest from ½ orange
• 150 g dark chocolate coating

Spiced almond biscuit cake pops

Preparation:

1. Beat the butter and cream cheese in a bowl until creamy. Crumble the spiced biscuits, add to the butter/fresh cream mixture with the vanilla, orange zest and almonds and stir. Form the mixture into 15 balls and leave to cool.

2. Melt the chocolate coating. Briefly dip one end of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate coating. Then insert the prepared sticks into the balls. Dip the balls into the rest of the chocolate coating and garnish with chocolate decoration.

Tip: For festive cake pops with a Christmas tree look, simply form the biscuit mixture into the shape of a cone and then decorate with white chocolate coating mixed with green food colouring.