It’s that special time of year and everything is happening so fast! If you need an easy no bake recipe to throw together in a flash look no further. These Christmas Cake Ball Truffles are tasty, pretty, and super festive. They would be perfect for various events and occasions during the holiday season. The best part is that they are easy to serve and can be arranged on a platter or displayed in a decorative bowl. Kids love the colors and yummy taste.
If you’re looking for homemade edible gifts to share with family, friends, or neighbors during the holiday season, these Easy Christmas Cake Ball Truffles make a delightful present. Pack them in decorative boxes or containers and tie a ribbon around for a festive touch.
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What is a good event to make these cake balls?
- Christmas Parties: Whether it’s a family gathering, office party, or a festive get-together with friends, these cake balls will be a hit.
- Holiday Potluck: If you’re attending a holiday potluck, bringing a batch of these cake ball truffles would be a great contribution. They are portable and can be made ahead of time.
- Cookie Exchange: If you’re participating in a cookie exchange, these cake balls can be a unique addition! Package them in festive gift bags or boxes to share with others.
- Classroom Parties: If you have children in school, these cake balls are fun for classroom holiday parties. Plus, they are mess-free and easy to handle.
Tips For Melting The Candy Melts Properly
Melting candy melts is a process that requires patience and attention. By following these tips, you’ll get smooth, melted candy melts that are perfect for coating or drizzling over your Christmas cake ball truffles or anything else.
Use a microwave: Candy melts can be melted using either a microwave or a double boiler. In the microwave, melt them in short intervals of 15-30 seconds, stir in between.
Use A Double Boiler: fill the pot with water and heat on low. Put the candy melts in the top pot and stir until melted.
Use Low heat: Regardless of the method you choose, melt them on low to prevent burning. Add a tbsp or two of shortening also.
Avoid moisture: Keep the melting process free from any moisture, even a small amount can cause the candy melts to seize or become lumpy. Make sure your utensils, bowls, and containers are completely dry before adding the candy melts.
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Coating The Cake Balls: Tips & Tricks
Remember, practice makes perfect! If you’re just starting out, don’t feel bad if the first batch doesn’t turn out great.
Prepare the cake balls: Before dipping, ensure that the cake balls are chilled and firm. This makes them easier to handle and prevents them from falling apart in the melted candy.
Work in small batches: Do a few at a time, and keep the rest in the fridge. This keeps them firm and prevents them from getting too soft while you’re dipping.
Use a fork or dipping tools: Using a fork or specialized dipping tools can make the process easier. Gently insert the fork or tool into the cake ball, and use it to lift and lower the ball into the melted candy melts. Tap the fork or tool on the side of the bowl to remove excess coating, allowing it to drip back into the bowl.
Christmas Cake Balls
- Microwave Safe Bowl Or Double Boiler
- 1 prepared red velvet cake homemade or store-bought
- 1 cup cream cheese frosting
- 1 package white candy melts
- Green candy melts for drizzling
- Sprinkles or decorations of your choice optional
- Bake the red velvet cake according to the package instructions or using your favorite recipe. Allow it to cool completely.
- Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Make sure there are no large chunks.
- Add the cream cheese frosting to the crumbled cake. Mix well until the cake and frosting are thoroughly combined.
- Using your hands or a small scoop, form small balls about 1-2 inches in diameter from the cake mixture. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the cake balls in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
- While the cake balls are chilling, melt the white candy melts according to the package instructions. You can use a microwave-safe bowl or a double boiler.
- Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator. Dip each ball into the melted white candy melts, ensuring it is evenly coated. Use a fork or a toothpick to lift the cake ball out of the candy coating, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Place the coated cake ball back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat this process for all the cake balls.
- Let the white candy coating set completely. You can speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.
- Once the white coating is set, melt the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler.
- Transfer the melted green candy melts into a small piping bag or a ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner.
- Drizzle the green candy melt over the white-coated cake balls in a zigzag pattern or any design you prefer.
- If desired, add sprinkles or decorations while the candy melts are still wet.
- Allow the candy melts to set completely before serving. You can refrigerate the truffles for a short period to speed up the setting process.
- Serve and enjoy your festive Christmas cake ball truffles!
- These Christmas cake ball truffles are not only delicious but also make a beautiful and festive addition to any holiday dessert table.
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Storage Tips For Cake Pops
Cake pops can be stored at room temperature in a cool and dry place. Make sure they are in an airtight container or individually wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. They can typically be stored this way for up to 2-3 days.
Refrigeration: Place the Easy Christmas Cake Ball Truffles in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap before refrigerating. Properly stored, cake pops can last in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days.