Dessert Kabobs

Thread chocolate fudge cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, coconut marshmallows and strawberry shortcake rolls on bamboo skewers for an easy-to-eat party dessert.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
2
bags (11.5 oz each) milk chocolate chips
12
medium strawberries, hulled
12
large regular or toasted coconut marshmallows
2
strawberry shortcake rolls (from 13-oz box)
12
bamboo skewers

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well with spoon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze at least 15 minutes or until firm.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth. Dip half to three-quarters of each strawberry in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper. Repeat with marshmallows. Place 1 cake ball on fork; dip cake ball in melted chocolate to cover. Gently tap off excess. Return to cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cake balls. Let dipped strawberries, marshmallows and cake balls stand until set.
  • 4 Cut each shortcake roll into 6 pieces. On each skewer, carefully thread 1 cake ball, 1 strawberry, 1 marshmallow and 1 shortcake roll piece. Serve or store in cool place until serving time. For longer storage and for a crunchy outer chocolate shell, refrigerate kabobs.

Expert Tips

Look for the strawberry shortcake rolls with the cookies and other bakery products at the grocery store. Or mix things up by substituting doughnut holes, brownie pieces or miniature muffins.

For added color, decorate the kabobs with candy sprinkles.

Use your favorite flavor of cake mix and frosting instead of chocolate.

One cake mix makes a big batch of cake balls, so you’ll have plenty left over to serve for another occasion. If you’re having a party, increase the other ingredients and make as many kabobs as you have cake balls.