The place is loaded with all sorts of Christmas goodies and an birthday cake on top of that. So when a invite to a small get together comes in with a bring the treat assignment one thinks, "perfect I can get rid of this cake." And then you turn to look at it and see this:
But then it turns into this:
Cake Balls or Cake Pops From Leftover Cake
Or What To Do With Leftover Cake
Make about 40 balls from half of a cake
Half of a leftover cake ( I think I said that already)
6 oz chocolate chips, I used Andes Baking Chips
1 1/2 T. shortening or coconut oil
Some kind of embellishment
Scrap the frosting off of the top and sides of the cake. Leave the frosting in the middle. Put the remaining cake in a bowl and mash it all together. I used my hands. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet, tray or plate lined with parchment or waxed paper. Place in the refrigerator or freezer for a bit to firm up. Meanwhile place the chips and shortening or coconut oil in a heat proof bowl. Place over simmering water to melt the chocolate. Mix the melted chips and oil. Take the chilled balls out of the fridge or freezer. Since they are slightly firm and will hold their shape better, fix any misshaped ones. Using 2 spoons, dip them one at a time in the melted chocolate and roll them around a couple of times. Lift out and drain just a bit. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. If adding a sprinkle, do so while the chocolate is still wet. Once the cookie sheet is full, you can place in the fridge to quicken the hardening process.
I doubled the chocolate and shortening. I don't think 6 oz is enough.