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Minty Chocolate Holiday Cake Bites

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This recipe is sponsored by WHOLESOME!

Minty chocolate cake and frosting wrapped in white chocolate and gold sprinkles and swizzled with one more chocolate drizzle? Oh, hiiiiii! That’s where we’re headed today.

Happy Holidays, friends! We’ve arrived in this very happy minty chocolate December place and IT. IS. GOOD. I am holiday-dancing like Elf over here as the snow falls and my un-packed Europe suitcase lays open in the living room, and the Christmas music blares on full blast and the smear of chocolate cake batter looks nice and cute on my chin. Whatchu gonna do bout it.

HOW TO MAKE OUR HOLIDAY CAKE BITES (1 MIN):

Minty Chocolate Cake Bites with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles

Do you remember cake pops?

Are they still having a moment? I’ve never made the actual cake pops on a stick because I mostly would just rather make Thai Noodle Salad and Creamy Pasta type things, but you guys, I either just did something brilliant OR more likely something very outdated that has been done hundreds of times before: I made cake pops that are not actually pops. Who even needs those little sticks?

These are, in fact, just CAKE BITES.

Minty Chocolate Cake Bites

As in Cake + Frosting = little fudgy balls of cake goodness.

(Don’t even panic because look how cute they are when dressed up: 👇🏼)

Minty Chocolate Cake Bites with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles

A big, beautiful batch of minty chocolate holiday cake bites.

For this recipe, I did not bother to make my own cake or frosting from scratch. No way, no how, and don’t even pretend to be mad.

It’s one of my very few issues with making the huge batches of Christmas treats – it takes so long to MAKE 100 cookies, so how do you expect me to have any energy left to DECORATE them?

organic chocolate frosting

And even though normally those putzy, decor-based food projects kind of make me want to hide away forever, this – this lovely, sparkly, snowy and cozy December time – is the one season of the year that I really just want to sit down with some truffles, dipped pretzels, or reindeer-shaped cookies and go to crazy town with the holiday drizzles, sprinkles, and toppings. It’s my one time, okay? Just let me save my strength for the decorating.

I have some good news when it comes to the not-making-your-own-frosting part: Wholesome! now makes an organic, all natural canned frosting.

Ummm, I know, right? I was a little skeptical.

But I found it at Whole Foods, tried it with these cake bites, and realized that it’s very awesome.

It’s made with ZERO artificial colors or flavors and ZERO high fructose corn syrup. Boom.

Minty Chocolate Cake Bites

Fudgy, sparkly, minty if you want them to be, perfect stored in the fridge for an after-dinner bite-sized dessert or five…

Pretty much this is my favorite part of the holidays.

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Minty Chocolate Cake Bites on pan with chocolate drizzle.

Minty Chocolate Holiday Cake Bites


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: about 30 truffles 1x

Description

Minty Chocolate Cake Bites! Incredibly easy and perfect for the holidays.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 box mix of chocolate cake (or you can make it from scratch! you just need the standard amount of cake for a 9x13 pan)
  • 1 12.5 ounce can Wholesome! organic chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • almond bark for coating
  • melted chocolate for drizzling
  • sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions (I usually underbake just a little bit).
  2. Crumble cake into a large mixing bowl. Using your (clean) hands, mix the can of frosting and peppermint in with the cake until a smooth, even mixture forms, kind of like a cookie dough. Mix in the chocolate chips and pop into the fridge for a few minutes to cool so it’s easier to work with. Roll into balls and freeze until solid.
  3. Melt the almond bark. Roll each ball in the almond bark, set on wax paper or foil, drizzle with melted chocolate, and top with sprinkles, and wait for them to set. Transfer back to the fridge or freezer for storage until Christmas!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cake bites, holiday dessert, chocolate dessert, mint chocolate

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Thanks to Wholesome!® – makers of this organic chocolate frosting – for partnering with us for these delicious cake bites! ♡

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Great minds think alike! I made cake balls for my son’s birthday. Chocolate cake + orange icing + black icing = a lot of mini basketballs. The boys loved them, and my fear of a cake ball falling off the stick into the icing? Totally avoided. Looking forward to hearing about your trip – hope it was awesome!

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    I know this sounds weird, but I am the “balls” man here. Not only because I am a gym teacher, but my job is to deal with any food in the shape of a ball. Typically, we make Oreo balls and dip them in chocolate to bring to holiday festivities. And everyone calls these “Tom’s famous Oreo Balls” but we have never made cake balls! Plus, these are white so they will give a little variation to the plate presentation. Nifty.

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    Emily

    I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a substitute for almond bark? I am not exactly sure what it is. I looked it up but I don’t think I have ever seen it sold up here in Canada.

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      Elise

      I believe it’s just melting chocolate designed for dipping things in. Wilton makes something similar. If you can’t dipping chocolate, you should be able to just use white chocolate with a little vegetable oil.

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      Holly

      I just searched ‘gold sprinkles for baking’ and it seems Wilton has them and they are possibly at your local Walmart.

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    Candace

    Hi Lindsay, These look amazing..can’t wait to try 🙂 Can I ask for an “about” amount for the almond bark needed? Not having a microwave or double boiler is kinda hard to melt things (gasp! :))
    Thanks!! Hope that you both had a great trip and Happy Holidays!

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    Stephanie

    These look amazing! A possible treat to bring to my boyfriends house for the holidays. But I had a question, when you say “1/2 teaspoons peppermint”, do you mean the extract or the actual mint leaf all chopped up?

    Thanks!






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    cynthia

    these look amazing!!! i was wondering about the amounts for both the dipping and drizzling chocolates? what do you use for the drizzle? thanks so much!