Rue How-To: Cake Ball Bunnies

When our Editorial Copy Director brought these bunny-shaped cake balls into the Rue headquarters, the entire office let out an “aww” – and and we knew we had to share the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 box of regular cake mix + ingredients
16 oz frosting of your choice
1 bag of large marshmallows
1 bag of white or milk chocolate chips
Sprinkles
Old-fashioned dots candy
Black or chocolate icing
Shredded coconut
Green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Bake the cake of your choice in a large cake dish. Cool completely. (If in a rush, it helps to refrigerate.)
  2. Crumble the cake and mix well with the frosting.
  3. Using a spoon or scooper, make 1 tsp. balls and place on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Cool again in the fridge and let harden (30 minutes or so should do it).
  4. Cut large marshmallows in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into fours, so they look like little ears. Press the sticky sides of the marshmallows in colorful sprinkles.
  5. Melt chocolate chips (25 seconds at a time. You don’t want to burn it!).
  6. Dip the hardened cake balls into the melted chocolate so they’re fully covered. Warning: this step gets messy.
  7. Place the chocolate-covered balls on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Press on the marshmallow ears, and use a dot candy for the nose.
  8. One more time, put the cookie sheet filled with cake balls in the fridge and allow everything to harden.
  9. Once hard, use a knife to trim the excess chocolate along the base.
  10. Use a toothpick dipped in black or chocolate frosting to dot on the eyes.
  11. Finish by setting the cake balls on green-colored coconut and admire your new litter of bunnies.

- By Katie Flynn, Editor

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April 6, 2012