- 1 boxed cake mix and the ingredients needed to bake the cake as directed on the package (water, eggs, oil)
- 1 tub prepared frosting
- 2 packages chocolate bark or candy coating
- Colored sprinkles, chopped nuts, colored sugar, etc as desired to garnish
Bake cake as directed. Once the cake has baked and can be handled comfortably, break into pieces and crumble while still in pan. Add one half of the frosting to the crumbs and mix until well combined. If mixture appears too dry, add a little more frosting until it holds it shape when rolled into a ball. Roll all of the mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the refrigerator for about a half hour to allow balls to firm up. When ready to dip, pour candy coating in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy. After each 30 seconds, stir well before returning to microwave. To coat, drop 3-4 balls into the melted coating, rolling to coat completely. Use a fork to gently remove, making sure to tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess coating. Place on waxed paper and sprinkle with your topping of choice, if desired. Allow coating to harden completely before serving or packaging.
Kids will especially love helping you roll the cake mixture into balls and sprinkling on the garnishes. Just be prepared for little bits of cake to disappear!