Monday, February 11, 2008

bon bons...


*bon bons*


1 box red velvet cake mix
1 can cream cheese frosting
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper


Bake cake according to pkg directions in 9x13 pan and let cool completely. Break cake up in a large bowl (use a fork to break it up completely, with no lumps.) Mix in cream cheese frosting; start with a spoon, finish with your hands. Roll in to ping pong ball size and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cool in fridge for several hours. They can be put in the freezer if you want to speed it up. Roll in melted chocolate bark. Store at room temp in an air tight container.


4 out of 5 people surveyed really liked these...I was the one who thought they were just ok. I think these would be phenomenal with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I would even add a little vanilla extract or even mint extract (my sisters suggestion...yum!) to counteract the canned frosting taste. Whatever cake mix you choose, use the coordinating frosting. The Red Velvet cake mix looked great for these, but really had little flavor. I went to three stores to find the Red Velvet cake mix and finally found one at Albertsons (just a little f.y.i.) Overall, they were a relatively easy, and different treat to make, and would make a great gift for Valentines Day!
recipe adapted from Bakerella

8 comments:

diane said...

I don't know which I like better... the candy or the dish.

Barbara said...

You are amazing. I can't believe the stuff that you do. Keep up the good work!!!

Annemarie said...

thanks mom :)!

Dandelions & Daisies Photography said...

Well now you're just scaring me!! How does a normal person just whip up a plate of bon bons. I need a plate of those to munch on while I lie here watching soap operas and doing nothing! They look delicious!

Krissie said...

Wow! Those look so yummy. You are amazing! How do you find time for all this? When I grow up I want to be just like you. I tried the chicken strips and the tostada bake last week. We both loved them. Floyd told me I could make those anytime. He also told me to tell you thanks....
Krissie

Annemarie said...

Y'all are too nice! It's called cabin fever...but I also love doing it. And...I have growing boys that take their food very seriously, so as long as I'm cooking dinner I might as well have fun with it.
I'm glad you're enjoying it, because I'm having a blast!!

Jennie said...

ditto to what everyone else said. I will difinitely try out these, but with chocolate cake I think. They look so yummy. can I come down later?...

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures you take of the fabulous food. It seriously looks like it should be in a magazine. Maybe you should write a cook book!