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Fun and Easy Cake Balls

Are you looking for a fun and easy finger dessert food to serve at a gathering or party?

I made these personally requested cake balls and chocolate covered pretzels for my nieces baby shower.

You can easily makes these as well.

All you need are these few ingredients…

    Your favorite cake mix
    1 tub of frosting (vanilla works best with most cake flavors)
    3 packages of flavored and colored melting chocolate

Directions

Make and bake your cake according to the directions on the package.

When complete, remove from the oven and tear the cake apart into crumbles.

Mix in a tub of frosting and blend together until the crumbles corn a huge ball of cake.

Form into small balls and place on wax paper.

Place in a freezer to coat with chocolate later.

When you are ready to coat in chocolate, melt the chocolate for 30 second intervals, while stirring between melting cycles.

*To make chocolate thinner, add a tsp of coconut oil and mix well.

Lastly, remove the cake balls from the freezer and add one at a time to the chocolate. Tap off extra chocolate and place on wax paper to dry.

If you wish to add pretty topping, be sure to add before the chocolate dries.

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Chocolate Trifle

25 Day Christmas Countdown

Day 22

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Here is a really easy recipe if you need to take a light and airy desert to someone’s Christmas Eve party today.

Ingredients

1 batch of pre-baked brownies

2 large boxes of chocolate pudding

4 cups milk (do not use soy or alternative milks as the pudding doesn’t set properly)

1 large tub whipping cream

Flavored candy of your choice (chocolate chips, peppermint chocolate chips, ground Butterfingers , ground Reese’s peanut butter cups…. anything you want)

Directions

If you haven’t done so already, bake a batch of brownies (I have an easy brownie recipe posted under recipes already if you need one.

Mix the pudding and the milk and chill in the refrigerator. Crumble your cooled brownie.

A large clear bowl works beautifully for this recipe so you can visibly show off your layers.

Begin constructing your trifle. Layer your crumbled brownie, pudding, whip cream, candy, then begin the layers over and over until the bowl is full.

Disclaimer – I do not have my own picture as I have not made this yet, but when I do I will post my picture.

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

25 Days Christmas Countdown

Day 20

Chocolate Coconut Balls

This is a recipe I have used for the past several years. They are an added feature to a cookie platter that most people will enjoy.

Ingredients

2/3 c corn syrup

2 1/3 c flakey coconut (add enough so you have some structure and can make a ball shape)

1/4 melting chocolate

1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions

In a medium sauce pan over low heat warm corn syrup to a thin consistency. Remove from heat, add coconut and stir until it is stiff and you can shape into balls. It is safe to add more coconut if you need more.

Form your balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in a refrigerator long enough to make cold.

Melt your chocolate with your coconut oil on low heat in the microwave stirring frequently . Be sure to not burn your chocolate.

Remove your coconut balls from the refrigerator and dip into your melted chocolate and dry on wax paper.

Disclaimer, I was talking with my friend about these last night and we will be working on making these healthy. When I have pulled a healthier version together I will post it later.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

25 Day Christmas Countdown

Day 18

Here is a super easy but yummy idea to make for a platter or give away desserts.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Ingredients

1 bag of Pretzels

Dark Chocolate Bark

White Chocolate Bark

Directions

Melt your dark chocolate, melt half of the white chocolate in a microwave oven, then mix together. Be sure to melt it  on low for 30 second intervals. Be careful as to not burn the chocolate.

Dip your pretzels into the chocolate and harden on a cooling rack.

This recipe is another great blend of salty and sweet.

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Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers

25 Day Christmas Countdown

Day 14

Do you like a combination of salty and sweet?

Try this super easy recipe.

Ingredients

1 box of Mini Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers

1 bag of chocolate chips

1 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions

Melt the bag of chocolate chips on low in the microwave with 1 Tbsp coconut oil.

Dip the mini crackers in the chocolate and let harden on a  cookie cooking rack.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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Fun -n- Easy Chocolate Cake

Are you looking for fun and easy cake for the candy loving sweet tooth person or child in your life.

Check out this cake that I pulled together at the last minute today.

This isn’t my ideal cake for a birthday cake, but time nor resources were available to me today so I made due with what I had in my cabinet.

I made a chocolate on chocolate on chocolate on chocolate cake.

Ingredients

1 cake box of your choice

1 tub of frosting of your choice

Any toppings of your choice (I used Hershey Kisses, left over butterfinger chopped up candies, and a few m&m’s from a package of m&m’s)

Directions

Mix the cake box according to the directions on the box. Bake according to the recommendation on the box. Cool cake completely. Frost cake then add toppings of your choice.

Happy Baking!!