Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Treat :: Red Velvet Chocolate Balls

Philip and I are very social and love having people over our house for football, parties, holidays, etc. I am big on hostessing and love to serve food while our friends are visiting. Since it's the holidays and football is coming to a close with big games, our house has been pretty full every weekend.

I have a new go-to dessert that everyone absolutely LOVES and I wanted to share with you so you can impress your family and friends too!

Luckily, this recipe is extremely simple even if you are not a big baker. Even more lucky is that they taste as if they were extremely difficult. Always a sneaky plus! And the inside of the dessert is red - perfect for Christmas.



RED VELVET CHOCOLATE BALLS {aka RVCB's}

Ingredients
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark
Wax paper

1) After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl
2) Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting (I use a mixer, but you can use your hands)
3) Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet - should make ~50 balls
4) Chill for several hours (I put them in the freezer to speed this up and take them out after ~20-30 minutes)
5) Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package - only melt a few pieces at a time so it doesn't start to cool and harden while you're using it
6) Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm - use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra


Here I am at Thanksgiving dinner enjoying the RVCB's and a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream - delish!

Enjoy!
Original recipe from Bakerella.

1 comment:

Drew said...

Excellent. Might just use this over the weekend!