Holiday Cake Bon Bons

Holiday Cake Bon Bons

Bite-sized bliss! Cake ball bon bons are a snap to make using cake mix and frosting and are an instant hit on any dessert tray.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix, (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting
oz (from two 24-oz packages) vanilla or chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, crumble warm cake; stir in frosting until well blended. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  3. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate until firm enough to shape.) Freeze 30 minutes.
  4. Line another cookie sheet with foil. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave 12 oz candy coating uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Remove one-third of the balls from the freezer. Using 2 forks, dip and roll each ball in coating. Place on foil-covered cookie sheet. Decorate as desired. Refrigerate cake balls about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Melt remaining candy coating in 12-oz batches; dip remaining balls. Serve at room temperature. Store in airtight container.
Makes 37 servings (2 bon bons each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
To make Irish Cream Balls: Make and bake cake as directed on box. Blend 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur with baked cake crumbs and frosting. Dip in melted chocolate. Sprinkle with white nonpareils. Serve in martini glass with Irish cream on the bottom.
To make Peppermint Red Velvet Balls: Make and bake German chocolate cake mix as directed on box, using 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, 3 eggs, 1-oz bottle red food color and 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa. Mix 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps with baked cake crumbs and frosting. Dip into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (2 Bon Bons))
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 29g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.