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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Something Sweet..........

You thought by the title there was going to be a picture of me now didn't you? Just kidding! :) I have been making those little "love bites" as Christy P. calls them, for teachers, neighbors, and friends and so many people have asked me how I made them that I thought I would let you in on the secret. First you start with any standard cake mix and follow the mixing and baking directions. Here we used a Chocolate mix.
Then when the cake comes out of the oven you scoop the hot cake into a large mixing bowl. Immediately adding a can of frosting. We stuck with the chocolate theme here. :) After it is all mixed and gooey you cover it and put it in the fridge for a few hours. I prefer to make mine and let it cool over night so it is nice and firm for rolling.

After it is nice and cool you roll it into bite size balls and dip into chocolate and place on wax paper and back in the fridge for 10 minutes to set up. Let me save you a LOT of heartache and tell you DON'T USE CHOCOLATE CHIPS. They don't melt as evenly and they also don't set up as nicely. Go to Michael's or Joann's and get the melting chocolate. It works great and is always on sale! :)

After they have set up you can drizzle any color you like over the top. It comes in every color you can think of so use your creativity and have fun. I did yellow for Easter. Oh and don't worry , the ones that look smooshed or not worthy of going to friends went in my mouth. :)

I decided to branch out from the chocolate and since my family LOVES carrot cake I made a carrot cake and mixed in a container of cream cheese frosting, HELLO YUMMY! Then dipped them in white chocolate and drizzled lavender for Easter. I gotta' tell you I am a HUGE chocolate fan but I think the carrot cake might just be my favorite. You really can do any that sound good. I think this summer I may try lemon cake with lemon frosting dipped in white chocolate.
ENJOY!!!!





10 comments:

Rhonda said...

I have been wanting to make these since I saw Christy P's post. I love the variation ideas. I think I will try the carrot cake version first.

littlecbsmom said...

Not me, I'm going straight for the chocolate, after Lent is over! I LOVE that, and thank you so much for sharing! Even if I do make them, you can still feel free to whip me up a batch when I visit!

Faithy said...

Thanks for sharing! I was wondering how to make them. I am so making these for Easter! I'm going to try chocolate (of course) and carrot cake ones too. I'll let you know how they go over.
Happy Easter!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the tutorial, those look yummy :)

Brigitte said...

Thanks for the tip. I just love to try new recipes and adventures. I bake a great deal too. You can see my recipes at peekersandgiggles.com if you feel like browsing. By they way is Morgan still at RCS?

The Keilers said...

You makin me hungary! I'm gonna try the carrot with cream cheese...Mmmm...mmmmm

{Erica Young} said...

Thanks for posting this. Even though I'm on a diet I'm going to try and find something I can eat so I can make these. I have to bring a dessert for Easter so this might be it. Thanks. Happy Easter!

Jolene Grace said...

My mouth is watering. YUM. I'm going to have to make these babies.

christy p said...

I have been wanting to make carrot cake love bites, but have not been brave enough to branch out. So glad you did it, and LOVE it. I have a box of carrot cake in my pantry that is now calling my name!!!!

Andrea said...

I would LOVE the carrot cake version, since Im like the only women on this planet that doesn't like chocolate!
By the way it was nice seeing little Miss Ryanne today, it made me realize how much I missed the kids!