My oldest came to me last week and asked if we could make sprinkle shoes together. I LOVE sprinkles so I was intrigued. She showed me a video that she came across for DIY sprinkle shoes and I thought it would be a super fun activity for her and I do together. It was fun, super affordable and it gave her that one-on-one time that kids need sometimes. Here was our finished product as well as a link to the video that she found. Cute, right?!
Anyway, so this project got me thinking about my favorite recipe that uses sprinkles. CAKE BATTER BITES! You guys, these are so amazing AND they are no-bake, AND the colors can be changed to go with a specific theme or holiday. And seriously, CAKE BATTER. All the deliciousness without fear of raw eggs. Perfection.
So here’s what you’re going to need. You will see in the recipe that in a single batch of these bites you don’t use the entire box of cake mix so one box will last you a few batches.
Start by mixing together the butter and sugar until combined. Then add in the vanilla, cake mix, flour and salt and mix until incorporated together. It will look powdery like this:
From there add in 4 tablespoons of milk and mix until you have a dough consistency. Finally, mix in the sprinkles to make them both pretty and delicious.
Next up roll out dough into about 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Depending on the size you will get about 25-30 balls. This number tends to be lower if you have “helpers” rolling out the balls and they end up enormous.
After you’ve rolled them out, stick those bite size goodies in the refrigerator while you prepare the almond bark.
Prepare your almond bark according to the package instructions for melting. Once it’s good and melted, pull your cake batter bites out of the fridge and start dipping! I do one at a time, throw a cake batter bite into the bark and use a fork to lift it out and tap off the excess bark before placing it back on the cookie sheet. Then put more sprinkles on top before the bark hardens. If you’re feeling ballsy you can put two cake batter bites into the bark at a time, but don’t forget to sprinkle them both. (Not that I know from experience or anything.) Then if you have people like mine in your family, they are all waiting impatiently for the finished product. Doesn’t make the process go any quicker but good to know they enjoy what I make. Look at that face, it’s saying, “are they done yet, mom??”
Once the dipping and sprinkling process is complete, place those bad boys back in the fridge to harden, this only takes about 15 minutes. Then keep chilled until ready to serve or your family can’t wait anymore. Keep in mind, the longer they stay at room temp, the baking ingredients will start to do their thing and begin expanding thus creating cracks in the bark. Though these are so good, they are rarely going to be out long enough for that to happen. ENJOY!
Don’t forget to have a little fun today!
No-Bake Cake Batter Bites
(Makes 25-30 Cake Batter Bites)
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup yellow cake mix
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 package of almond bark
- Sprinkles (about 2 tbsp)
- Beat together butter and sugar until combined
- Add in flour, cake mix, vanilla, and salt and mix thoroughly
- Blend in milk to form a dough consistency
- Mix in sprinkles
- Roll out 1 inch balls of dough and place on cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper
- Chill balls in refrigerator for about 15 minutes
- While balls are chilling, melt almond bark according to package directions
- Using fork, dip cake batter bites into almond bark and tap off excess bark using the rim of the bowl
- Place cake batter bite back onto cookie sheet and top with sprinkles
- Repeat this process with the rest of the cake batter bites until finished
- Chill cake batter bites in refrigerator until ready to serve