Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coco Cakeballs

Coconut! Ah... it screams summer to me. Smelling all tropical and stuff :) so....I wanted to make some ol cakeballs/truffles (whatever you call them) but I wanted to go Mounds-like. These were yummy of course and cute to boot. Love these bite sized poppers.
1 bx white cake mix (bake according to directions and cool)
3/4 c coconut milk
1/4 c sweetened condensed milk
1 c sweetened coconut
chocolate candy melts
Bake cake and cool. Line a baking pan or sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, crumble your baked cake (*I just used half of the cake for coconut ones and half for coffee flavored). Add condensed milk, coconut milk, and shredded coconut. Using your hands, combine all the ingredients until you can form them into nice little balls. Place on your prepared baking sheet and refrigerate about 1 hour.
Melt your candy melts. Dip your cakeballs into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Return each one to baking sheet to harden. Sprinkle with coconut if you like. Refrigerate.
*To make coffee ones I just omitted coconut and coconut milk. Instead I just dissolved a tbsp of instant coffee into my condensed milk. If you need to, add a couple of drops of milk to get to the consistency that you need to roll into balls. I then sprinkled them with a little cocoa powder.


Now you have two flavors to choose from :) 

Linking up with:
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Sweet Tooth Friday
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11 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Yummy! New addition to my Christmas cookie trays this year! Ugh, did I even mention the holidays :( still recovering from the last one! Visiting from Foodie Friday. xo,

Kate said...

I am a big fan of coconut...these look fabulous. I am thinking I will have to make them this weekend. I had sworn, "No more sweets!", but you twisted my arm.

Lisa said...

Wow, I've seen so many cake truffles before but a coconut version is something totally new. It looks totally tasty.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Yummy! I love cakeballs.

Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

Avril said...

BEST ever looking Cakeballs you have here Mickey!! Just love the idea of making them coconut flavored...yummy!

SmileMonsters said...

I'd love for you to share these at Fun For Kids Friday. My boys love coconut!

http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/05/fun-for-kids-friday_19.html

Jo @ SmileMonsters

Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts said...

These look awesome! Thanks for linking up!!

Really Rainey said...

Those look so good! I love love coconut! Great photos too!

Have a great weekend!
~Rainey~

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I LOVE this! My dad is a nut for coconut. I think I'll make these for the dessert tray for Father's Day.

Robin said...

Oh my goodness these look so scrumptious...
I love your yummy cheerful blog-home.
Blessings my new friend...
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme

Brandi said...

OH!!! These look DELICIOUS!!! I love coconut too! :)
thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and for visiting my blog too!