Cake balls are all the rage – at least that's what I've been hearing. They are easy to make and not too bad for you – if you only eat one or two!
I found lots of recipes online, here and here and here. I recently made three different flavors (red velvet, chocolate raspberry, and peppermint) and took them to a party and they were a definite hit. Here is my very own Peppermint Cake Ball recipe…
To begin, gather your ingredients, then follow the recipe below.
Peppermint Cake Balls
- 1 box white cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
- 1 can white frosting (16 oz.)
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
- Crushed candy canes
- Waxed paper
- Bake cake according to direction on the box. After the cake is cool, crumble into large bowl.
- Mix the white frosting with 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
- Mix the cake thoroughly with most of the peppermint frosting. It will be easier to use fingers to mix together. Add more frosting if you think the mixture is too dry.
- Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Chill or freeze for several hours. Balls can be placed in freezer bags and kept for later use.
- Place unwrapped candy canes in a ziplock bag. Close the bag. Place it between two towels and gently crush the candy canes with a hammer. Pour the crushed bits into a small bowl.
- Melt chocolate according to the directions on package.
- Use a candy dipper to dip each ball in chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate and place on wax paper until firm. Spoon a little bit of crushed candy cane bits onto the top of the cake ball before the chocolate hardens.
- Cover the cake balls tightly and store where it is cool.