You know cake balls. Ah, heck. EVERYONE knows cake balls. They are fun, bite-sized pieces of cake. Cute as can be. And, just when you thought cake balls couldn’t get any cuter, we’ve gone and pulled out their sticks, shaped them into chocolate “kisses,” and wrapped them in foil with little pieces of paper that say “Kiss Me I’m Irish.” I mean, for reals? How perfect are these for St. Patty’s Day?
They are so easy to make, too! Here’s a list of everything you need to make them at home, as well as a step-by-step tutorial slideshow to get your kitchen rocking the kisses in no time at all!
Irish Cake Kisses
- 1 (12.5 oz) container of soft sugar cookies with icing (the Lofthouse kind)
- 2-4 tablespoons Betty Crocker vanilla icing
- green gel food coloring
- 1 package chocolatey Candiquik candy coating
- 1 package foil wrappers
Crush the sugar cookies into a large bowl. Add just enough vanilla icing to make a playdough-like dough. Add green food coloring, if desired. (Alternately, you can bake a cake by following the instructions on the back of the box, then use a can of premade frosting, rather than using the sugar cookies.)
Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop up small balls of the dough. Pinch the top of each ball into a “kiss” shape. Melt the Candiquik into a small, deep-sided microwave-safe bowl by zapping it in the microwave just until melted. Dip the bottom portion of each “kiss” into the melted candy coating, then place on parchment and allow to dry. Once the coating has hardened, pick the kisses up by their candy-coated bottoms, then turn them upsidedown and dip the top half of each kiss into the candy coating, until the entire kiss is covered with chocolately coating.
Place on the parchment and allow to dry before wrapping in foil pieces. If desired, wrap each kiss with a small slip of paper that says “kiss me, I’m Irish!”. Serve, share, and enjoy!