Those of you who follow CandiQuik on facebook might have already seen these lil’ cuties.
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So, you all know about cake balls and pops by now, right? Along with the know how on making them?
If not, follow the basic recipe for them here! (Just follow the basic recipe for the cake and mixing in with the frosting)
Once you’re ready with your cake ball batter, follow along. Here is what you will need:
Ingredients: cake bites
• 1 package (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
• 1 package (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
• cake ball batter: (I used 1 box spice cake mix (plus ingredients required for cake) + • 1/2 cup of cream cheese frosting)
• 1 package pretzel sticks
Ingredients: streusel topping
• 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
Let’s prepare our streusel topping first. This is what will add the texture to the caps of our acorns.
Instructions: streusel topping
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix all streusel topping ingredients together. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread streusel topping loosely over baking sheet.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and cool.
This stuff is scrumptious. I could think of many a more things these little crumbles could accompany.
P.s.You will have a little extra streusel topping, maybe you can find something to do with it – hmmm!
Instructions: cake bites
1. Shape cake ball mixture into 1” sized acorn-shaped balls; place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
2. Melt both the Vanilla and Chocolate CANDIQUIK® according to package directions.
3. Spoon ~4 tablespoons of Chocolate CANDIQUIK® into the Vanilla. Stir until well combined.
4. Coat cake bites in the mixed colored CANDIQUIK and place on wax paper to set.
5. Once set, dip the top 1/3 of each cake bite in melted Chocolate CANDIQUIK.
6. Roll in the streusel topping before coating is set.
(this isn’t really how my hands look, crazy camera)
7. Attach a small pretzel piece for the stem.
8. Eat up!
This recipe was also featured on Celebrations! They have TONS of cute crafts, recipes, and ideas.