Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cake Balls!!

Oh my goodness what a weekend! My family and I pulled off a surprise birthday party for my mom's 50th birthday and it was crazy! I now know that my life as a party planner would never work out. My type A personality can't take it. But it was so much fun and I think she loved it! I made so much I dont know which one to post first....this one is my very favorite so I figured it would be a good one! These are the easiest things to make and everyone will think you are the best baker ever!

Cake Balls
1 box of yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines is my favorite)
1 tub of vanilla icing
1 pkg of chocolate candy coating

Make cake mix according to directions. Line a muffin tin with paper cups and pour mixture into prepared cups. This normally makes around 18 cupcakes. Let the cupcakes cool completely. Unwrap and place the cupcakes in a large bowl. With a fork, crumble the cupcakes until it is very crumbly. Add about 3/4 of the icing to the cupcakes. Stir until it is completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Take out of refrigerator and uncover mixture. Make balls and place on cookie sheet. Place candy coating in a bowl and mircowave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is just melted. Spray another cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set aside. Dip cake balls into the chocolate and place on prepared pan. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Marshmallow Delights

Another dessert. I promise I make more than sweets but here lately that's all I've been wanting! Stevie and I (Stevie is my sous chef HAHA and my right hand gal when it comes to anything cooking/advice/life) made these and they were the perfect pair to the drama on the Bachelorette! Yay for Frank! I loved his date with Ali. I think he is definitely going to be on there for a long time unless he screws up royally. And can we say thank goodness Craig M. is gone?! I was going to jump through the tv and punch him in the face myself! I often ask myself why I put myself through watching this stuff but it's just so addicting! Ok so enough about tv drama bring on this recipe!

Marshmallow Delights
1 can crescent rolls
1 bag large marshmallows
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tblsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Take a marshmallow, dip in butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar, and place on each crescent roll. Pull crescent roll dough up and around the marshmallow bringing the edges together like a pouch. Dip the top in butter and cinnamon and sugar and place it sugar side up in the muffin pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy while they are warm!

*Note: They will puff up so don't open the oven until you take them out because it will cause them to deflate. Also, the marshmallow will melt into sugar so there will be no marshmallow in the middle just a sugary inside! We didn't think about this before and when we bit into it there was no marshmallow and we were a tad shocked!

This recipe only makes 8 but you are definitely going to want to make atleast 2 batches because they go fast!