At work there were a bunch of treats today and there was this one treat called a cake ball. It was so freakin good! Im glad there was only one left! Has anyone ever had these? Here's the recipe, It doesn't really seem like it would be as good as it is!
DIRECTIONS Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.
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I'll have to give this one a try with my grandson. He is 2 and 'helps' me cook and bake, lol. He helped make the stuffing and stuff it in the turkey on Thanksgiving...he had a blast and told everyone all day about he "put tuffing in turkey hole" and he seemed to find it tastes better when he helped. This one sounds like something he can have a helping hand in crumbling.
Being a Chocolaholic I used a devil's food cake mix and dark chocolate fudge frosting. I used a one inch scoop for the cake/ frosting mixture. Melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and added peppermint extract and a 3.25 oz bar of Lindt 60% coaco to the dipping chocolate. This was for half of the cake balls, the other ones were covered with white chocolate flavored with coconut extract and rolled in shredded coconut. Very yummy and passed the kid taste test with flying colors.I made the chocolate coating very thin so it was easy for a child to pour as I thought the dipping technique might be too difficult and frustrating for a little one. This is going to be put on an index card and put in this gramma's special recipe file.If I had peppermint candy on hand I would have crushed some very fine and we could have sprinkled that on the dark chocolate coated balls.