December 23, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Cakeballs

Cakeballs.  Cake truffles.  Whichever you choose to call them, they are candy-coated goodness.

I enjoy white chocolate.  Not everyone does.  These are a version of chocolate cakeballs.  And, since I am physically incapable of not adding peppermint to desserts or hot beverages these days, I made them peppermint-flavored.

Chocolate Peppermint Cakeballs
makes approximately 40

1 box cake mix (I used Pillsbury Triple Chocolate Fudge.)
1 cup liquid (I've used eggnog, water, almond milk, etc.  I think just about anything will work here.)
1/3 cup oil (I used half applesauce/half oil.)
3 eggs
1 can buttercream frosting (I used buttercream to keep it from being too chocolate-heavy.  I'm sure some of you will disagree with this practice :)
1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
1 package chocolate almond bark

Bake the cake according to package directions.  The ingredients above are what I added.  The ingredient amount may depend on the brand of cake mix.

Let the cake cool, then crumble it up.  Stir in the can of frosting until you have a thick dough.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.  Cover and freeze overnight.

Melt the candy melts in the microwave.  It will take about 2 minutes total.  I used 45 second intervals.

Dip the frozen cake balls into the candy coating and then place on wax paper to set.  Decorate with crushed peppermints or candy cane pieces before the candy coating hardens.  I like to store these in the freezer because I think they taste best that way.

Shared at:
Friday Food
Sweets for Saturday
Sweet Tooth Friday
Crazy Sweet Tuesday 
Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party 
Coffee and Conversation Thursday


  1. I'm a bit of a candy cane addict this time of year too. It is hard not be be. Happy Holidays!

  2. i am going to make these this weekend with the kids! Glad I stopped over from Sweet as Sugar Cookies. Check out my Peppermint Bark while you're in the minty mood:

  3. my kids will adore this!
    thks for sharing and Merry Xmas :)

  4. My mom got me a cake pop maker this year for Christmas, I cannot wait to try it!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for linking up to Friday Food!

  5. Love these bite size treats! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  6. Um, yummy. Peppermint and chocolate and cake're speaking my language. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  7. Yummalicious! I adore cake balls.


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