Cinco Ways to Celebrate the Month De Mayo
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Serves: 40
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
  • ½ cup cake frosting
  • 2 packages (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Coating
  • Green food coloring (oil or powder based only!)
  • 1 bag pretzels (tiny twists or sticks)
  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with frosting (it may be easier to use hands to mix together).
  3. Chill for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator (you can speed this up by placing in the freezer).
  4. Roll cake mixture into medium sized ovals; shaping into a pepper, place on wax lined baking sheet.
  5. Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating in tray according to the directions on the package. Add green food coloring to CANDIQUIK (must be oil or powder based) until desired color is established.
  6. With a spoon, dip cake bites in melted CANDIQUIK, coating completely. Let excess coating drip off and return to the wax lined baking sheet.
  7. While coating is still wet, press and hold a pretzel piece (3/4” long) on the end of the cake bite as a stem.
If cake balls start to stick or get gooey when dipping, place the remaining cake balls in the freezer or refrigerator for an additional 20-30 minutes or until firm.
Recipe by Miss CANDIQUIK at