Luck of the Irish Cake Balls

Luck of the Irish Cake Balls

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Guest Post by:  Sara Welch of

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day, when all things Irish and green reign supreme!

Luck of the Irish Cake Balls(photo credit: Sara Welch of

Luck of the Irish Cake Balls


Cake balls are the perfect bite-sized dessert, you won’t be able to stop at just one! Best of all, they’re super easy to make with simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. They’re a super fun project to do with the kids too! These Luck of the Irish Cake Balls feature a surprise emerald green center for the ultimate festive treat.


Makes 36 cake balls
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour + chilling time



• 1 box white cake mix
• Eggs and oil in amounts directed on cake mix box
• 1 ounce green food coloring
• 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons white frosting
• 1 pound white candy melts or almond bark
• Optional: Green sprinkles


Stir in some savings and grab a coupon for Pillsbury.




1. Prepare cake mix with the amount of oil, water, and eggs directed on the box. Stir in the green food coloring.

2. Bake in a 9×13-inch pan according to package directions.

3. Let cake cool completely, then break apart and crumble until fine crumbs form.

4. Stir in the frosting until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add additional frosting, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

5. Roll the cake mixture into Tablespoon-sized balls. Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for at least 1 hour.

6. Melt the white candy in a bowl in the microwave, heating for 30-second increments or until completely smooth.

7. Place each cake ball on a fork and use a spoon to pour the candy melts over the cake ball. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess candy melt.

8. Place the ball on a parchment-lined sheet pan and top with sprinkles if desired.

9. Repeat with remaining cake balls and candy melts.

10. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.





Luck of the Irish Cake Balls



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