Use Up Old Cake: Quick Chocolate Balls

…you never knew you needed this.


Yes, everyone. Chocolate in yet another compact form. Also, quick. It’s sort of like a fast version of a cake pop. Minus the frosting. And the baking. And the lollipop stick. Okay, forget that.


It’s a really flexible recipe, and it can get rid of the dry cake you made last week. Because of this flexibility, there really isn’t anything with actual measurements.


Quick No-Bake Chocolate Balls


old/dry cakes and muffins (make sure a large portion of these are chocolate-flavored)

vanilla extract

brandy/cognac (optional)

cointreau liqueur (optional)

tap water

toppings such as chopped chocolate, shredded coconut, or sprinkles


Put the cakes into a bowl and crumble them with your fingers. Next, add about a teaspoon of vanilla extract.


Next, put about a tablespoon of cognac in.


Followed by a teaspoon of cointreau.


Mix everything up with your fingers again. Take the bowl over to the sink and add about 1/4 cup of cold tap water. Mix everything up once again. Try to form a ball in the palm of your hand. Does it still crumble everywhere and not stick together? If it does, add more water. Continue the process until every they all hold up. Next, put your toppings in a small bowl and roll the balls in the toppings so as to totally cover them. (You don’t have to use toppings, they turn out great even plain.)

Arrange them in one layer in a glass container you can close, and stick them in the refrigerator for as long as you can wait.


My precious.



Goes great with a cup of Joe.




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