Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Boxed Cake Mix (any flavor) plus ingredients listed on box
- 1 Cup Icing
- Mixing Bowl
- Sprinkles (red or green)
- Candy Coating (I used melted white chocolate chips)
Optional: Bagged icing for pipping.
- Your first step is to make your cake according to the box directions.
- Once your cake is made and has had time to cool, break it up into crumbs and add it to a large mixing bowl. Add your cup of icing.
- I only used half of my cake for the 1 cup of icing. It gave the cake crumbs the perfect amount of moisture to form cake balls that didn’t fall apart. If you plan on using the entire cake, add a 2nd cup of icing.
- Mix your icing and cake crumbs together to form cake balls.
- Once you’ve formed all of your cake balls, stick them in the freezer while you do this next step. Freezing them will keep them from getting crumbly when you cover them with your candy coating.
- Now, use a double broiler to melt down your candy pieces. Remember, you can do this in the microwave too. Just be very careful because they burn very easily. If you melt them in the microwave, follow the directions on the bag closely!
- Once your candy is melted and has a smooth creamy consistency, use a spoon to pick it up and pour it over the cake ball. I wouldn’t suggest dipping the ball in the candy. I tried it and it fell apart quickly and left crumbs mixed in with the candy that you can’t fully get back out.
- Don’t worry! This part is going to get messy and your cake balls aren’t going to look very pretty for the moment!
- After you coat your cake ball and before the candy dries, sprinkle red or green “sugar” candy over the top. Don’t wait to cover all of your cake balls in the candy coating before you sprinkle! They will have already begun to harden and the sprinkles won’t stick! Only cover 2 or 3 balls at once before you use your sprinkles.
- This is what they’re probably going to look like..
- I told you they wouldn’t be very pretty just yet!
- All you have to do at this point is pick up the truffle and break off the excess candy hanging off the base.
- You can stop at this point! They are cute and yummy enough! However, if you really want to be festive, add a little pipped icing over the top of the cake balls.