I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cake Balls

These are so easy to make and you can make them in so many different flavors. Freeze them and you have a treat when unexpected company comes by.


CAKE BALLS
(makes 36)

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) box of cake mix, your choice
1 (16 ounce) container prepared frosting, your choice
1 (16 ounce) bag merckens chocolate, milk, mint, dark or white

Directions:
~Prepare cake mix as directed on box.
~Bake as directed on box.
~When cake is done, allow it to cool for 25-30 minutes.
~Crumble cake into a large mixing bowl.
~Add frosting and mix until mixed well.
~Place bowl in refrigerator, covered, for 2 hours (will not hurt to leave overnight).
~Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
~Using a cookie scoop or mellon baller, scoop out the cake mixture.
~Place on cookie sheet.
~Freeze for 1 hour.
~Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a pot of simmer water (make sure water does not boil or touch the bowl).
~Stir often until chocolate is melted.
~If you are using white chocolate and want to dye it, now is the time to do it.
~Remove cake balls from freezer.
~Dip cake balls one at a time into the chocolate, making sure they are completely coated, and excess chocolate is dripped off (I like to take a fork and poke it into the cake ball to make dipping easier).
~Place dipped cake ball back onto the cookie sheet.
~Let chocolate set.
~If you want to make them fancier, drizzle another color of chocolate over them.

Cake Ball Ideas:
`chocolate cake, chocolate frosting dipped in milk, dark, mint or white chocolate
`lemon cake, lemon frosting, dipped in white chocolate
`strawberry cake, strawberry frosting, white or dark chocolate
`carrot cake, cream cheese frosting, white chocolate
`chocolate cake, vanilla frosting mixed with 2 tablespoon peanut butter, milk chocolate
`white cake, vanilla frosting, white, milk, mint or dark chocolate
`banana cake mix, vanilla frosting, white chocolate

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