For those of us who need a fabulous last minute Valentines Day idea…
A couple of weeks I ran across a fabulous idea for dessert! They are small bite sized cakes dipped in chocolate or candy coating. Since then I’ve made a few different batches because they are just that good and easy to make. For a Super bowl party I made chocolate cakes with peanut butter candy coating and for a Valentine’s Day party I made red velvet cakes with chocolate coating and strawberry cakes with white chocolate coating. You can also put these on sticks for a “cakes pop” of sorts. Really fun! I don’t have kids but I bet they would love these. My husband can’t keep his hands off of them. I’ve seen this recipe on allrecipies as well as some popular food blog and. It’s definitely a keeper!
1 cake box (variety of your choice)
1 can of cream cheese icing
1 coating of your choice (chocolate bark or candy coating)
*You can get a variety of candy coatings at your local craft store; at Michael’s I was able to find the peanut butter candy melts. For
chocolate bark go to the cake isle in
the grocery store.
1. Make cake according to directions on box. Let cool for 15 minutes at least.
2. Destroy cake by thoroughly mixing in 1 can of cream cheese icing (My favorite part!). Warning-Spoonfuls of this mixture are killer and highly addictive, could lead to food coma!
3. Next, Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50, but you can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate/candy coating in microwave per directions on package. (I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.)
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm.