Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Truf-FAUX-les

Before jumping on the low-carb bandwagon again, I just had to try this recipe I saw for Cake Balls. I actually saw the recipe in the New Orleans Times Picayune and the balls were on a stick. OK - I can't keep calling them balls, but that seems to be what everyone's calling them. I just keep thinking about Alex Baldwin's SNL skit, Schwetty Balls. Anyway, I just saw a place on the web that is selling 6 for $16. WHAT?? I made over 50 with one box of cake mix, one tub of icing and a bag of white chocolate chips - less that $6.


While I would have made chocolate or red velvet, I was making these with my kids and their friends, so we used a yellow cake mix and vanilla icing. The sprinkles even came with the icing.


1 Box Cake Mix

1 Tub Icing

2 Bags white chocolate chips (melting chocolate would be better)


1. Prepare cake mix as directed. Let cool completely.

2. In a large bowl, crumble cake mix and add icing. Stir to combine. (I used my stand mixer.)Icing will soak into crumbs.

3. Optional: Place cake mixture in fridge during next step.

4. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

5. Remove cake mixture from fridge. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop cake mix and form into bite-sized balls. (Put balls on lollipop sticks if desired.)

6. Dip balls in chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles. Place in fridge for chocolate to harden.


I made these with my kids, so they are not perfect, but still adorable and delicious. And way better than paying $16 plus shipping for 6.

2 comments:

Rita said...

Those look much better than the one I tried with regular white chocolate. I ended up going to a cake shop to get the dipping chocolate they use. It's much easier. For me it was.

Melody said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! These are definitely going to be a cheat day recipe! Did you see my oreo truffles? Highly recommended....but not on a low carb diet! Drat!

 
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