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Cake Ball Christmas Tree

cake ball christmas tree Dessert
Cake Ball Christmas Tree
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 49

Trim the dessert table with a Cake Ball Christmas Tree! Easy on the host (thank you, Betty Crocker™ cake mix!) and perfectly snackable for guests, it’s the too-cute sweet your holiday party needs. MORE+ LESS-

September 18, 2018

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
3 1/2
cups green candy melts (from two 12-oz bags)
1
teaspoon yellow candy sprinkles
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors holiday candy sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2
    Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well. Shape mixture into 49 (1 1/2-inch) balls; place on cookie sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until firm. When firm, transfer to refrigerator.
  • 3
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 20 to 40 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Remove 4 balls from refrigerator. Using 2 forks, roll 1 ball at a time in melted chocolate to coat; gently shake off excess chocolate. Place on second large waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • 4
    In 2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30-second increments until melted and smooth.
  • 5
    Remove 1 ball from refrigerator. Using 2 forks, dip and roll ball in green coating; gently shake off excess. Place on cookie sheet; immediately sprinkle ball with yellow candy sprinkles.
  • 6
    Remove a few balls from refrigerator at a time. Repeat dipping and rolling with remaining balls; rolling 1 ball at a time in green coating. Gently shake off excess each time. Place on cookie sheet; immediately sprinkle top with holiday candy sprinkles.
  • 7
    Refrigerate all coated cake balls about 10 minutes or until set.
  • 8
    On serving tray, arrange cake balls as follows: For star at top of tree, place yellow sprinkled ball. Place remaining green cake balls in triangle tree-shaped pattern (use photo as a guide). Place the 4 chocolate-coated balls at short side of triangle for tree trunk. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Swap in your favorite flavor of Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix for chocolate fudge in this recipe!
  • For even easier dipping, take two plastic forks, cut out center two tines, and use to dip into melted candy melts.
  • To keep candy coating smooth, reheat in microwave if it becomes too thick to coat.
  • Coating sets up quickly! Sprinkle candies on balls as they are dipped.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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