Chocolate Covered Cranberry Chocolate Cake Balls

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If you love cake as much as I do or just love eating it, then this is a must! Chocolate Covered Cranberry Chocolate Cake Balls are a great recipe to make, especially if you have a box of cake mix that has been sitting in your pantry for a while or extra cranberry sauce from the holidays. This is a fun recipe to make. It’s easy for the kids to get involved and help too. I wasn’t sure how these would come out at first, but I was delighted with the final result.

Makes: Approximately 40

Things you will need:

1 box of cake mix (any flavor, my favorite is chocolate)

½ bowl of cranberry sauce

7 oz. of frosting (any flavor)

Toothpicks

Parchment paper

Wilton’s melting chocolate pot

1 lb. of melting chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Bake cake as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool off
  3. Once cake is cooled, crumble the cake in a large bowl
  4. Add in the cranberry sauce and the frosting
  5. Mix all the ingredients together until it’s fully combined
  6. Stick in freezer for an hour, or in the fridge overnight
  7. Roll cake mixture into balls (this may get messy!)
  8. Place rolled cake balls onto parchment paper
  9. Stick toothpicks in each cake ball and place back in the fridge or freezer
  10. Melt chocolate, dip balls until fully covered, place back on parchment paper
  11. Once the balls are covered with melted chocolate, place in freezer for 15 minutes until chocolate is hard
  12. Remove from freezer when ready to serve
  13. ENJOY!!!!

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate covered peanut butter balls, also known as Buckeyes in some countries, are a great recipe to make during any time of the year, especially during the holiday season. I wanted to try out the Chocolate covered peanut butter balls this year, and was very pleased with how they turned out. I also used my kitchen aid for this recipe because after adding the third cup of powdered sugar, the mixture became hard to mix. So, I highly recommend using a Kitchen Aid for this recipe.

Makes: Approximately 30

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of peanut butter

½ cup of butter (softened)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups of powdered sugar

8 oz. of melting chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract together with the Kitchen Aid mixer.
  2. Slowly add a cup of powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, but making sure to mix well each time.
  3. Once all the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, put it in the freezer for a few hours, or overnight.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Pull the peanut butter mixture out of the freezer and start making balls with a small scoop. Then, place the peanut butter balls onto the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Once you have made all of your balls, stick toothpicks into the peanut butter ball before placing them back into the freezer to harden.
  7. Melt your chocolate. Personally, my favorite way to do this is by using Wilton’s melting chocolate pot. Of course you can use a double boiler, or a saucepan with either a metal or glass bowl on top with about 1 inch of water.
  8. One at a time, dip the peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate using the tooth pick, so they are fully coated. Place them back on the parchment paper.
  9. When all of the peanut butter balls are coated, place the cookie sheet back in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes to make sure the chocolate coating is hard.
  10. Enjoy!!!!!

Note: If peanut butter mixture becomes too soft while rolling, stick back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

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