Monday, January 7, 2013

Peppermint Cake Balls



I have been on a bit of a peppermint kick it seems.  In actuality I just didn't want to toss out the left over candy canes I had Pork Chop crush up.  So I was really just being lazy, but you know that right?  And I bet that this will come as no surprise that this post is from way back in December.  I know, I got way ahead of myself and did all this baking and then ran out of time. So you may notice a slight holiday feel to the things I am planning to post soon, and you can just keep them in mind for next Christmas; okay?

Sad thing about this post, all you get to see are my balls, (HA!)  and a bowl of crushed up candy. Pretty lame if you ask me.

 Basically this is a two picture post, because I bet you are sick of seeing pictures of my balls.  And yes I just said that.  And yes, I know how it sounds.  And yes, I am thankful my mother never reads this.  

 So anyway.  This is basic, but yummy.  And that is all you need to know.  You are basically making a regular cake ball, but before you get too far you need to have peppermint extract and crushed candy canes.  If you do not have a Pork Chop of your own to do your candy cane crushing, you can totally skip it.  I just happen to have one, and he likes to smash things.  

  So to make these you bake a cake, any old cake you want, but as you know I prefer chocolate cake mix cake.  So anyway you bake and cool your cake, then crumble it up.  Then instead of adding frosting, add some peppermint extract first, I don't know how much, just as much as you want, if you like a lot of mint, add a lot.  Anyway add it then mix, then add enough frosting to get it to how you like your cake ball mix.  You are not going to need as much as usual, but still add it.  Then do your cake ball thing, make the cake balls, dip them in chocolate and decorate how you like.  I did it with the crushed up candy canes to add some extra mint and crunch.  It's what I do, I use the left overs so I don't have to clean them up. I'm smart that way.

Funny thing is this was one of those things my friends at work went nuts over, I got to love them.  They tell me my balls are awesome.  And who doesn't like to hear that right?

 Also just in case you would like to, I joined a site that promotes Mom blogs, so there is a button way at the tippy top of my page, right there on the right.  If you click it, it takes you to the mommy blog site that lists all sorts of fun mom blogs.  I also can be ranked and maybe get more readers, which would be cool, because I certainly have enough crazy to go around!

I'm linking up HERE

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10 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These turned out great, Sue!

Connie Mercer said...

enjoy your blog and your hunor:):)

Lisa Dorsey said...

LOL you crack me up! Love this idea. My DD loves making cake balls and this is an awesome way to use up our candy canes. We will have to try these on Tuesday! Thanks!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

My DIL just got a cake pop maker, I'll have to direct her to your blog!

Sarah Webb said...

Love this! My kids love chocolate and peppermint! It would be a hit at my house :)

Erin said...

I've been on a peppermint kick too. I love it! Your cake balls look great!

I clicked on your button and voted for you =o)

Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns said...

These look delicious, and a great use for all those leftover candy canes!

I've nominated you for a Liebster Award.

mysesameseedbuns.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html

The Quiet Mom said...

This is a great use for Christmas leftovers:)

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

HungryLittleGirl said...

They look amazingly delicious! YUM!
Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

Great idea for all those leftover candy canes :) Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)