Treats That Will Slay Your Valentine’s Day

By Allie Keene and Bella Giglio

Valentine’s Day is here! Whether you are snuggling up with someone special or eating away your sorrows, these cake balls are the perfect treat for you.


  • 1 box of cake mix (we used red velvet)
  • About 2/3 of a tub of icing (we used cream cheese)
  • 2 packages of candy melts (we used pink and white)
  • 1 small container of sprinkles


  • First, bake the cake as directed on the box.
  • After allowing the cake to cool, crumble it into a bowl on top of the icing.
  • Next, mix the cake and frosting together until combined.
  • Form the mixture into balls about the size of a tablespoon and chill in the fridge for 2 hours or in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • After chilling, melt the candy melts into a separate bowl. Dip the cake balls in one at a time. If adding sprinkles, make sure to do so before the candy melts harden.
  • Allow the coating to harden and enjoy!

If you follow this recipe, your cake balls should turn out great! But, if you are like us, your treats will not turn out exactly Pinterest worthy. So instead of just giving you a recipe, we are also going to give you a list of baking dos and don’ts.



DO: make tablespoon sized cake balls

DON’T: make the cake balls the size of golf balls

DO: allow the cake balls to sit in the fridge for the correct amount of time

DON’T: put the cake balls in the fridge for 30 minutes and immediately begin to coat them

DO: neatly coat the cake balls in candy melts

DON’T: throw the cake balls on a plate and try to roll them around with toothpicks (especially if they are not fully chilled)




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