Monday, March 17, 2014

We're celebrating Saint Patrick's Day with Cake Balls...


Jace's teacher sent me a message yesterday and said that Saint Patrick's day snuck up on her this year and asked if I would bring in a treat for the class. Frankly, I hadn't even thought about it either --hey first time head room parent here, don't judge!
 
 
I thought about making green shaped rice crispy treats, but then remembered how easy 'cakeballs' were to make. Not only are they easy, but they look fancy and taste so good too! They are the perfect size treat for little fingers without being too messy.
 
- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -
 
One box of cake mix (flavor of your choice, we did a white cake and added green food coloring)
 
One can of whipped icing (again flavor of your choice)
 
One package of Almond Bark (can also use colored candy melts)
 
Optional: Sprinkles, Waxed Paper, Cupcake Baking Cups/Liners
 
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- DIRECTIONS -
 
Simply make the cake according to the directions on the box.
 
 
Once finished let the cake cool and crumble it into a large bowl.
 
 
Add the entire container of whipped icing and then the fun part comes... smoosh together until it's completely mixed.
 
 
After you have it completely mixed up, refrigerate the mixture for about 10 minutes to help it set up a bit. Then start rolling the mixture into balls.
 
 
Now you will want to melt your almond bark or candy melts. I melt mine in the microwave in 30 second increments until it's very smooth and runny. Then you can start dipping the cakeballs into it. Mine are not perfect, but I've found it's easy to use an egg white separator. The ball fit nicely in the middle and the excess runs off.
 
 
Once dipped finish by laying them on waxed paper and decorating with sprinkles or anything else you'd like.
 
 
I like to let the almond bark completely dry before transferring them into fancy cupcake liners.
 
 
Once finished simply ~Enjoy!
 
I couldn't finish without a "What I Wore, Real Mom Style" picture so here you go!
 



Cardigan/Target, Blouse/TJ Maxx, Jeggings/AE, Flats/Aerie, Necklace/Group Dealz
 
"May your pockets be heavy and your hearts be light. May goodluck pursue you each morning and night..."
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 

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