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Football Cakeballs

Submitted by Theresa in Lutherville, MD

Ingredients

- 1 boxed cake mix. I used Betty Crocker’s “Triple Chocolate Fudge”
- 1 tub of frosting. I used the matching Betty Crocker “Triple Chocolate Fudge” because it has mini chocolate chips in it that add to the texture nicely.
- Chocolate warming fondu pot. You can use a double boiler on the stove or heat in the microwave (be careful of scorching it if you use this method), but my preferred method is the fondu pot because it heats slowly, consistently, and gives me the perfect amount of space to work with.
- Peanut butter chips
- Chocolate chips
- Tablespoon of oil
- 1 large platter

Preparation

- Cook boxed cake mix according to directions
- Allow cake to cool completely, then crumble cake by hand into fine pieces.
- Add approximately 2/3 of a tub of frosting to the crumbled cake and mix until you get a dough-like consistency - again, whatever flavor you’d like, I used the matching Betty Crocker “Triple Chocolate Fudge” because it has mini chocolate chips in it that add to the texture nicely.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour or so until the dough is stiffened enough to roll into balls. You want it cold enough to stay in its ball form, but not too cold to work with.
- After rolling into ball form, refrigerate or freeze for a couple hours until they are stiff. While they are hardening in the fridge or freezer is when I heat the candy coating. In this case, I used a chocolate warming fondu pot with peanut butter chips and about a tablespoon of oil until getting the right consistency. You can use a double boiler on the stove or heat in the microwave (be careful of scorching it if you use this method), but my preferred method is the fondu pot because it heats slowly, consistently, and gives me the perfect amount of space to work with.
- Once your cakeballs have hardened enough to where they won’t fall apart in the hot mixture, dip them using a fork or specialized fondue tool until they are completely coated and place them on dish or parchment paper that they won’t permanently stick to. I personally use a large, Rubbermaid covered platter without having to spray it or anything.
- Place in refrigerator to quickly harden the coating. For the football “laces” I merely heated some leftover chocolate chips in the microwave (again, avoid scorching! to do so stir frequently) and snipped the corner off of a sandwich bag to create a small piping bag.
- Enjoy- Caution! They’re addicting!

Categories: Desserts