Go for the Gold With These Olympic-Inspired Recipes

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is here, and it’s inevitable that you will catch at least one sporting event on TV during the infamous sporting extravaganza. Whether you attend a viewing party, or simply watch the games from home, wow your guests or family members with these five Olympic-inspired recipes.

1.  Olympic Torch Cake Pops

Duncan Hines’s Olympic torch cake pops will be the perfect treat to serve your guests on opening day.

Ingredients:

1 box Duncan Hines Yellow cake mix
Duncan Hines cream cheese cake frosting
1 package (16 oz.) Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
Orange (oil or powder based only) food coloring
Waffle ice cream cones
8 fruit-flavored rolls (cherry or strawberry)

Directions: Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box. Then let the cake cool. Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl, then mix thoroughly with frosting before letting it chill for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator. Chop the top of the waffle cones off so the cones measure approximately 2 1/2 inches tall. Roll cake mixture into medium sized balls and chill briefly in refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until somewhat firm.

Melt CandiQuik according to the package directions, and stir in orange food coloring until the desired color is established. After this is completed, press a cake ball on top of the mini waffle cone. Then, dip the top of the cake ball into the CandiQuik by holding the end of the cone and allow the excess coating to drip off.

Quickly apply the flame-shaped fruit pieces, beginning at the base and working towards the top of the cone.  If the coating dries before all the flames are attached, use a toothpick to add more coating to the cone. Finally, stick cones into a Styrofoam block to set completely.

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