I started making these a couple of years ago, before the cake pop thing blew up.
They are so fun to make, but the rolling of the dough is a little messy, i think they would be fun to make with kids.
Here is recipe for these Christmas themed ones below.
What you will need:
1 box chocolate cake mix (try and find one that has a sachet of icing mix included)
1 250g block of white chocolate
Red and Green small chocolates for decoration (you can find in baking section of your supermarket)
1. Follow instructions on back of cake mix to bake the cake as normal.
2. Let cake cool completely.
3. Crumble cake until it resembles breadcrumbs. (You will need a large bowl for this)
4. Make up icing as per instructions on packet mix.
Or if the cake mix didn’t come with icing, then you can buy pre-made frosting or icing.
5. Add icing into crumb mixture and mix until it comes together into a dough. (I recommend adding the icing a bit at a time so the mixture isn’t too wet.)
6. Take a small amount, about the size of a chestnut, and roll into a ball and place on a tray. (The size can vary depending on how many you need to make.)
7. Once all dough is used up, place all balls in fridge to set. Approx. 1 hour.
You can pre-make these balls the night before if you like, just keep in airtight container.
8. Chop white chocolate into small pieces and put in a DRY glass bowl.
9. Melt in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring to combine.
10. Spoon the white choc over the cold balls and let it drip slightly over the sides.
11. Decorate with coloured chocolates to make them look like little christmas puddings. Put back in fridge for 1 hour to set chocolate.
These should last about a week in the fridge in an airtight container, take them out of the fridge about an hour before you serve to your guests!