Celebrating holidays are always a fun time to get creative in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes. We turned to Meaghan Grettano (who prefers SunButter Organic Unsweetened!) for a Mardi-Gras inspired recipe. You amazed us again, Meaghan!
Mardi-Gras is tomorrow (March 4), so I wanted to come up with a kid-friendly, nut-free way to celebrate! Cake balls are so easy to make and so much fun for adults and kids alike. This is my first go making them with SunButter and these are so delicious! So go ahead, gear up for Fat Tuesday with my little SunButter King Cakes and laissez les bon temps rouler! (let the good times roll!)
Nut-Free SunButter Mardi Gras “King Cakes”
1 box vanilla cake, prepared (I used ½ of an Arrowhead Mills boxed cake mix)
SunButter Organic (amount depends on how moist your cake is to start off; I used approximately 2 heaping spoonfuls)
2 packages of white baking chocolate
1½ Tbsp. cinnamon
Yellow, green & purple sprinkles
Prepare cake mix according to package directions. After cake is cooked and cooled, crumble half of it into a large mixing bowl.
Begin to add in the SunButter and cinnamon and mix well. The amount you add will depend on the moistness of your cake. I used two heaping spoonfuls.
I mixed it in with my fingers as this simply works best! It’s a messy job but it’ll be so worth it! You want the consistency to be crumbly, yet formable. You want to be able to easily mold it into balls.
Roll mixture into balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. I like to do this by hand. Makes approximately 20 cake balls but your amount will depend on how large or small you make them. Bite sized is best!
Place rolled cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to chill them. This is an important step so that they won’t crumble and break in the warm, melted chocolate. Don’t leave them in the freezer too long or they will be sure to freeze!
Melt white chocolate per directions on package.
Dip cake balls into melted chocolate. I used a toothpick to dip them in the chocolate and a small spatula to wipe off the excess chocolate dripping. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Decorate with your sprinkles. Work quickly here as the chocolate dries fast. Celebrate and enjoy!
Note about the sprinkles: I use India Tree sparkling sugar and decorating set to make mine. I stay away from all artificial coloring! My colors may look a little different but I love the uniqueness of them and feel so good about not giving my kiddos the chemical colors.