Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Repurposing Christmas Treats

So I had this revaluation last night while I was trying to go to sleep. i had just been visiting sites about cake pops and was trying to think what I had around the house to make some of my own. I thought about the 'leftover' Chritstmas cake in my fridge, but this morning the idea didn't seem so good...

Until I got to thinking about it... What a wonderful way to repurpose Christmas treats into New Years eats! If your house is anything like mine, that HUGE cake I made specially for Christmas, doesn't usually get eaten much after that day. And I put a lot of time and ingredients into that cake, so I thought why can't I make some cake pops out of it?! And believe it or not this worked out wonderfully for me and has endless possibilities. Uneaten cupcakes, brownies, etc could all be re-worked into fabulous chocolate dipped cake pops!

Okay, so here is the cake. And while it was fabulous on the 25th, I don't know who is going to eat it now. Cut off a portion of it...

...And get to mixing with a hand or stand mixer. This cake was 2 layers of cake, a cheesecake layer and frosting, so it formed a GREAT texture. If using brownies or another dessert, you may need to add cream cheese or some frosting to it.

Look how beautiful! Now get out your scoop. This one was about 3/4 or 1 in in diameter.

Scoop out all your balls onto some wax paper. Place them in the freeze for 5-10 minutes. They will coat in the chocolate much better when frozen.

Here is the chocolate I used, some milk and some white. (I just had 2 Hersheys bags that were almost empty, thats why I used two different kinds for both)

I put mine in a double boiler setting and adding some boiling water. 

Stir that chocolate until it melts and you are ready to dip!

 Of course I had to add some sprinkles and drizzle some chocolate!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Bites! So good! 

 Hoping you can use this little trick to whip up some New Years treats for your family!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alex,

    I love your blog. You have great ideas! This repurposing was the best. I always have a lot of cake left over when I make them and I feel bad throwing it away. I am going to try this before I go back to school and bring the cake pops to my roomies! Happy New Year, Katie O'Blenes