Monday, February 20, 2012


I can't believe that I've been making cakeballs for almost four years and I have failed to blog about them until now. Fear not! I am here to share one of the most popular treats I make, and one that it seems most of the country has found an obsession for. But how could anyone resist this?

That's right. You can't resist them. I can't resist them either, especially because they're red velvet. I know, I have a problem. It's not cool... But it sure is tasty. The calories in these don't exist if you don't count them, right? Oh how I wish that was true.

What you'll need:
  • 1 box of cake mix and any ingredients needed on the box to bake the cake.
  • 1 tub of frosting (you'll only need about 3/4 of it)
  • 1 package of almond bark, chocolate chips, or candy melts (I typically just use almond bark)

To make:
  1. Mix and bake the boxed cake according to the directions.
  2. Let the cake cool completely then crumble.
  3. Pour cake into large bowl then dump in 3/4 of a tub of frosting.
  4. Mix until the frosting is no longer visible.
  5. Form the cake into one inch sized balls.
  6. Freeze the cakeballs for 15-30 minutes, then dip in melted almond bark. Let coating dry, then enjoy!

Now I'm going to post a ton of these pictures, drool, then go eat a cakeball. Wouldn't you do the same?

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Rice Krispies

As you may or may not know, last week was Valentine's Day. I've never before gone all out in dorkiness for this holiday, but this year Noah was my excuse. He was my excuse for these things...

They are sinful. As if you need cake mix, chocolate chips, and cream cheese frosting in your rice krispies... Okay, in this case maybe you do.

They were a hit with Noah and his family, to say the least. I definitely encourage you to try them, even if they aren't cut outs as hearts.

What you'll need:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups mini marshamallows
  • 1/3 cup red velvet cake mix
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1 tub cream cheese frosting

To make:

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and cake mix. Stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat then add cereal. Then add chocolate chips
  4. Pour into pans and press flat, using wax paper (unless you find a better method. If you do, please let me know what it is!)
  5. Cut into hearts if desired and top with cream cheese frosting.

These were the beginning of my going overboard for Noah, (hello, glitter valentines!) but I kinda hope these were the favorite.