Rarely do you see the word “truffles” associated with the words “inexpensive”, but alas, this truffle recipe can be made for less than $1!!! I made these as part of our Valentine’s Day dessert, and I may need to sit on my hands so that there are some left to share with husband this evening. They are delicious!!! If you act fast, you can have yours ready for tonight too! Here’s what to do…
You will need:
1 cake mix- any flavor
ingredients to make the cake mix as instructed (typically eggs & oil)
1/2 jar of frosting- any flavor suited to accompany your cake mix
1 pkg. of chocolate chips- any flavor, or butterscotch, peanut butter chips etc
sprinkles and food coloring – optional
1. Bake the cake as directed, and allow to cool completely.
2. Seperate the cake into chunks in a large mixing bowl.
3. Okay, now wash your hands well and remove any rings… here comes the messy part! Spoon in a half jar of frosting, and mix well with your hands until all of the cake is moist. Do NOT use more than half of a jar!
4. Roll the cake/frosting mixture into balls, and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place into the freezer for at least a half-hour; longer for larger balls.
5. Just before removing the balls from the freezer, begin melting your chocolate chips in a double-boiler. (I don’t have a double-boiler, so I use a glass mixing bowl nested in a saucepan with just a couple inches of water.) Stir until melted completely. Be very careful not to let any water get into your chocolate! (This is when you can add some food coloring if you want. I did several in white chocolate before I added a few drops of red to make pink!)
6. Throw several balls into the chocolate and coat completely. Remove with a fork allowing excess chocolate to seep through the fork’s tines. Return to wax paper to cool.
7. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Allow to cool completely, and enjoy!!! :)
Have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations! You could do strawberry or lemon with white chocolate, chocolate with peanut butter… the possibilities are endless!
*For my batches of Triple Chocolate Cake Truffles, I used:
Betty Crocker Devil’s Food cake mix
Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate frosting
White chocolate chips (and a second batch, not pictured, using semi-sweet chocolate chunks)