Jello Girl and Eunice here with another idea to take your Valentines to a new dimension! No other food says romance better than chocolate and berries, so today in preparation for Valentines we will make chocolate raspberry cake balls- and yes jello is included. They are easy to make and you can decorate them any way you like- let your imagination run wild!
Chocolate Raspberry Cake Balls
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 small box raspberry jello
1(16 oz.) container chocolate frosting
Chocolate chips or dipping chocolate
1. Pour cake mix and dry jello into a large bowl. Mix and then add ingredients as cake mix directs. Pour batter into 9×13 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake according to cake mix directions for 9×13 pan. (They cake may may not be perfectly smooth on top- do not worry
2. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl and stir in the frosting. Mix until well blended.
3. Roll into about 1 inch round balls. I like to use a small cookie scoop to help me keep them uniform- although after I have scooped them all out I roll between my hands to give them a more round shape. Chill in fridge or freezer until firm.
4. Melt chocolate (see tips below), dip balls and decorate if desired.
You can use any chocolate you like to dip. I like using chocolate chips because I always have them on hand. For me, the balls are easier to dip if the chocolate is a thiner consistency. I like to add 1 tsp. crisco per 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Put 1-2 cups chocolate chips in a small pyrex measuring cup or tall, narrow microwavable container. Add crisco. Melt on full power for 30 seconds. Stir and place back in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and if needed place back in microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring well each time. Remove when all the chips are almost melted. Keep stirring until all chips are melted and incorporated. If you get chocolate too hot, it will have white streaks in it after it sets up.
I like to use a long skewer to dip balls. I then place them on parchment paper and use a toothpick to help push ball off as I pull skewer out.
At this point, there will be a small hole at the top. I use one of my fingers to give the chocolate a swirl to cover the hole.
Then decorate as desired and place in the fridge to allow chocolate to set-up.
Now Go Have Some Cake Ball Jello Joy Today!