Today I will be talking about two tasty treats: cake balls and chocolate circles. Making both of these treats is more of a method than actual recipes, so they are a bit different from many other desserts that have exact recipes that need to be followed.
First I will be talking about Cake Balls. Cake Balls are so delicious and so, so easy to make. Cake Balls are the same thing as Cake Pops, but with just one small difference: they have no stick!
In the past, my friends and I tried to make Cake Pops using a machine, but it was surprisingly tougher than these Cake Balls were to make, and our cake pops fell apart! Cake Balls are simple to make and also pretty quick.
Now I will tell you how to make Cake Balls. First you will need a cooked unfrosted cake; it does not matter how big the cake is, but remember that the bigger the cake, the more frosting you’ll need for your balls to stick together, and the more Cake Balls you’ll end up with!). It also doesn’t matter what flavor the cake is; you can have fun and play with flavors here. I used a peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting and it was delicious! Just take a cake, crumble it up, and stir in enough frosting (sometimes it helps to slightly warm the frosting in the microwave) so that you can roll the cake into balls. Form the cake into balls, and then dip the Cake Balls into melted chocolate. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and let the chocolate harden before serving or before drizzling with more chocolate. (You can also place a stick in each Cake Ball if you want to make Cake Pops!) Store Cake Balls in the fridge.
Now I will talk about our other tasty treat, White Chocolate Circles (of course you could also make dark chocolate or milk chocolate circles if you prefer). Like Cake Balls, White Chocolate Circles are also easy to make also and very delicious. White Chocolate Circles are the perfect way to use up any extra white chocolate that has already been melted.
To make White Chocolate Circles, start by melting some white chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler (kids, please ask an adult for help). Next, spoon about 1 tablespoon of white chocolate onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray, and spread it out slightly. You can add toppings onto the circles before the chocolate hardens; for my White Chocolate Circles toppings I used dried cranberries and sliced almonds. Let the White Chocolate Circles harden and then you can easily pull them off of the parchment paper and enjoy them (store any leftovers in the fridge).
Thank you for reading my post on these two simple but heavenly desserts! Check back often and enjoy! 🙂