Last year a friend from church brought chocolate cake balls to a small group meeting we had at our house. Oh. My. Goodness! My husband calls them chocolate death balls if that tells you anything, lol. I decided to make them for a cookie exchange we had last night. My friend told me the recipe was simply mixing a baked cake with a can of frosting, rolling them into balls and dipping them in chocolate. I wanted a few more details than that. Little did I know when I began to search the net for an official recipe that these little bites of goodness have quite the following. I guess I was living under a rock.
Well, I whipped up some for the exchange and since it is a group of stampers, I had to make packaging to go with it. A simple kraft coffee bag that I stamped with some snowflakes. I took the colors of red and chocolate brown from the papers I put the cake balls in. Remember, I said I was all about simple this year.
Simple can also = special. Aren't they delightful?? And oh so yummy! The cake balls have minimal ingredients and though they involve a bit of chilling time, they are not hard to make. To make things less messy and faster, I used a small cookie scoop to form the balls.
Here is the recipe card I made to go with each bag. I wouldn't consider them a holiday treat but I went for the matchy-matchy factor.
I read lots of different recipes. The ingredients were basically the same but the chilling times varied. If you click on the photo you should be able to read the recipe. I listed several different variations of cake mix and frosting options. Oh the possibilities!
This one is a definite keeper!
Tip #2 on a meaningful Christmas is up on our family blog... spend less.
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