I made some Christmas cake balls today to giveaway as gifts, and I thought I’d show you how I did it!
Have you seen these cake pop makers? I’ve had my eye on them for awhile now and when I saw one for a decent price at B.J.’s I scooped it up. I was praying it actually worked! (Note: I’m NOT being sponsored by the cake pop peeps to do this post. I just like to pass along a good thing when I discover it!)
The cake pop maker came with a recipe booklet, but I decided to just use boxed brownie mix. Worked like a charm! Mix up your brownie mix according to the box and then plop 1 tablespoon in each hole.
If it looks like this before you close the lid, you’re good. The overflow isn’t a big deal and can be scraped off when you’re done.
About 5 minutes later, you have little brownie bites!
Take them out of their molds using the nifty fork and place in the trays to cool. At this point you could insert the candy sticks, but I decided to package mine differently so didn’t bother.
I decided to coat my cake/brownie balls in white and dark chocolate. Yum! Tip: Before dipping anything in chocolate, freeze it first. It will help the chocolate immediately set. To make things even more tasty, I split my melted chocolate into several little bowls and added some flavored extracts.
Then while the chocolate was still wet, I sprinkled each cake ball with some sprinkles, let them set on some parchment paper, and called it done!
Martha Stewart Crafts sent me these adorable gift boxes awhile back which were perfect for my treats!
I couldn’t fit four cake balls in each section, so I filled the holes with truffles. I don’t think anyone will mind :).
If you’ve dipped a ton of things in chocolate, then you know it’s time consuming. I got lazy during my second batch and decided to just shake my cake balls in powdered sugar.
I did embellish them a bit to give them some Christmas cheer but these were much faster to make!
Two more teacher gifts done and snacks complete for my mom’s group tomorrow! Phew. My list is almost finished!