Once I saw these little monsters on her site I knew I had to make them. So cute, so fun, and so incredibly rich, not to mention very Halloween-y. And I like making little faces as much as the kids do. And you KNOW anything Pioneer Woman does turns out awesome ;). When I start looking on her blog I have a very hard time mustering up the strength to pull myself away; she’s kind of an addiction. Is there a PW support group???
Anyway…onto the balls…..
1 box cake mix (and everything you need to bake it)
1 container cake frosting
1 package lollipop sticks (found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc)
2 1 lb packages melting candies (I used white chocolate and milk chocolate; think ghosts and monsters)
Tubes of gel icing for decorating
Prepare the cake according to instructions. Allow to cool completely.
Crumble the cake, a little bit at a time, in a large mixing bowl and mix until its just a bunch of crumbs.
Add the cake frosting to the cake crumbs, stirring gently to combine until it becomes a mushy mess. With your hands, roll into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Put them in the freezer for an hour (or more). You want them good and solid.
When you’re ready to take them out of the freezer, go ahead and melt the candies.
You can use a double boiler, but I used my microwave. I just put them in there for about 30 seconds at a time on defrost, stirring really good in between.
Insert a lollipop stick into each of the cake balls. Dip into melted chocolate, covering completely. Decorate the little monster faces with gel icing.
Because we would be sooooo sad if you didn’t…..
The original PW recipe can be found here.