Hi, everyone! I know Tammy is really busy this summer. So, I thought I might try to take one thing off her plate by giving you something to put on yours! To me nothing screams summer like watermelon. A nice bite of cold sweet watermelon can really take the edge off a hot day. But it is so hard to pick a great watermelon and it is so disappointing to bite into one that isn’t perfectly sweet. So, I made you some watermelons that will be perfectly sweet every time and without the juicy mess!
Our friends and family just love cake balls. There is just something about biting through the hard shell and finding that soft, sweet center inside. But beware, they can be a bit addictive! So much so that I have made one of my brother-in-laws his very own batch for at least a couple of Christmases and birthdays. That way he doesn’t have to share!
The best part is I really enjoy making cake balls too. There are so many flavor variations you can make and a lot of fun decorating options, so each time I make a batch it gives me ideas for what we should try next. Not to mention they are perfect for making a few days ahead of a big gathering. I just love being able to check something off the list ahead of a party! Then there is no last minute worry about getting a dessert together. Guests love them too because they can have just a couple bites of something sweet if they like, though they will assuredly be coming back for more later! Plus there is no need for an extra plate and silverware for dessert. Your guests can just grab one and go back to mingling.
If you are throwing a BBQ this summer, these watermelon cake balls are sure to get your guests talking. The pink centers studded with chocolate chip “seeds” are surrounded by a two tone rind that you will be more than happy to eat! If you are having a large party, you should definitely consider making some deviled egg cake balls too. Your dessert table might as well be full of summer side favorites in fun cake ball form!
- 1 pink cake you can buy a watermelon/strawberry/cherry cake mix or make a yellow or white cake and die it pink with food gel or coloring
- 1 recipe of your favorite frosting cream cheese is my favorite to use because it is sturdy
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 24 oz white candy melts or almond bark
- 24 oz green candy melts
Crumble your cake and stir in the frosting until it becomes a mostly uniform mixture.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Form into oblong, watermelon shaped balls and place on wax paper lined pans.
Freeze for at least an hour.
Melt white candy coating in double boiler or microwave until smooth, being sure not to overcook it.
Take a few cake balls out of the freezer at a time and dip into white candy coating. Place back on wax paper until completely set.
Repeat process of melting and dipping cake balls in green candy coating.
Make sure they are completely hardened before transferring to an airtight container for storage.
Here is some more information about Carlee and her blog, Cooking with Carlee:
I am a wife, mom and chemist who can’t ever get enough time in the kitchen. I enjoy planning get togethers for our friends and family and I love to feed people! I come from a long line of great cooks, so I blog about family favorites that have been around for generations mixed in with new things we have tried and love. My recipes range from those that my toddler can help with (and even a few he makes on his own) to some that are a bit more extravagant but still fun!
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