This year’s Christmas baking project ended with a slightly burnt finger and chocolate on everything, but don’t let that alarm you. They turned out quite adorably; I’m excited to spruce them up in some oragami boxes and see through paper and ribbons!
1 box of cake mix
1 container of frosting
1 bag of candy meltables
Optional decorations (sprinkles, candy canes, etc.)
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13×9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Prepare cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pan. Bake 30-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, crumble the warm cake; stir in the frosting until well blended. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate until firm enough to shape.) Freeze 30 minutes. Melt the candy meltables in double broiler or in the microwave according to package directions. Dip the balls, one at a time, in candy coating using a wooden skewer or fork to hold them. Place on aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet. Decorate as desired. Refrigerate cake balls about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Serve at room temperature. Store in airtight container.
The nice things about these is you can do any flavor you want and decorate them however you want! It definitely gets messy with the shaping into round balls and coating in candy….I’ve never been very good at that. I had chocolate on the dishtowel, my jeans, my neck, the burner knob, the cabinets, the oven, you get the picture. I found some cute mini muffin cups with snowmen on them to put the candies in.