Saturday, December 01, 2012

A Quick and Easy Christmas Recipe & the Fall in Love Contest Winner

Congrats to Jennifer Mathis, winner of an e-book copy of MOONLIGHT MADNESS here on my blog!!! And congrats to all the Fall in Love blog hop contest winners!

Thanks to everyone who visited and entered. I'll have more giveaways this month on the tour for my new novella, HER CHRISTMAS KNIGHT, included in FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, available for download December 11 from Avon Impulse. Visit my website here for  stops on the FIVE GOLDEN RINGS tour! New stops are added each week, so be sure to check frequently to see where I'm going to be.

It's Christmas, my favorite time of the year to cook. Christmas parties and potlucks are everywhere, but if you're busy like me, you need quick and easy treats to make. Here's a super recipe I learned from my son's fiancee:

Cake Balls

Ingredients: a cake baked from a mix, ready-to-use frosting, 3 packs of almond bark (chocolate or vanilla)

Bake your cake according to the box recipe. I prefer chocolate, but any flavor works great. Let the cake cool.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake and frosting until they're completely mixed (I use my hands because it's easier--but messy!). Form the mixture into small balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Freeze overnight. Melt the almond bark in a saucepan over low heat. Dip the frozen cake balls into the almond bark one at a time, completely coating them. Return the balls to wax paper to cool. This makes a full batch of yummy truffle-like treats!

Strawberry Cake Balls
frozen and ready to be dipped

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