Monday, December 19, 2011

deck the balls with chocolate & sprinkles

You may have seen my tweets last week, I made about 150 cake & oreo balls to take to various holiday gatherings. It was a crazy time in my kitchen!

I formed the balls one night, put them in the freezer and dipped them the next night. And of course I used different colored sprinkles to designate the different flavors since I was serving them on the same tray.

{red velvet cake balls}
{red, green & white sprinkles}

{birthday cake (vanilla) cake balls}
{multicolored sprinkles}

{oreo balls}
{blue snowflake sprinkles2}

They were all a huge hit, and way easier than I expected. A bit time consuming, but so worth it! I know there are a few ways to make them, but this is what I did...

To make cake balls:
Bake a boxed cake, any flavor, according to the directions. Let it cool, then break it up into a large mixing bowl. Add a can of frosting, any complimentary flavor, and mix well.

Form into bite-sized balls, place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Place them in the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour. Then, dip in chocolate (I used candy melts). Refrigerate to harden the chocolate if needed. Store them in the fridge, but let them come to room temp before eating them. They taste better. :)

To make the oreo balls:
To make 50 balls, you need two packages of double stuff oreos. Dump them in a food processor or blender and blend until all the cookies are broken up well. Put the crushed cookies into a large mixing bowl, add a package (8 oz for two packages of oreos) of cream cheese and mix well.

Form into bite-sized balls, place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Place them in the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour. Then, dip in white chocolate or almond bark. Refrigerate to harden the chocolate if needed. Store them in the fridge, but let them come to room temp before eating them. They just taste better that way.

See, easy peasy! I'd love to try some other flavors in the future. Have you ever made cake balls? What flavors are your favorite?

xoxo, christa

4 comments:

  1. YUM! My mom and I are making treats on Wednesday, I'm excited for some sweets!

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  2. These look wonderful! Good job! xxoo

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  3. I've had cakeballs that a friend made out of strawberry cake and chocolate coating. Sounds good, but it was gross! Your's look good and your flavor combos sound AMAZING!!

    Love, Mere

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  4. I LOVE red velvet with creme cheese frosting. nom nom nom.

    http://lifeaccordingtojesarmstrong.blogspot.com/

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