A bit o' fun Get hands muddy making St. Patty's Day delights

St. Patty’s Day Mud Balls
1 box (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 (16-ounce) bottle chocolate milk, such as Nesquik, divided
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 (16-ounce) container chocolate or white frosting
24 foil or paper standard-size baking cups
Green candy sprinkles and/or shamrocks for coating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line baking sheets with wax paper.
Combine cake mix, 11/2 cups chocolate milk, oil and eggs in large mixer bowl; stir until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or whisk by hand for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost cake. Now for the fun part, drag fork across cake so that the cake is crumbly. Pour remaining 1/2 cup Nesquik over cake and stir well to form a cakey dough.
Scoop dough into 2-inch balls using ice cream scoop; place on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll dough into firm balls (use plastic gloves, if desired), then dip tops (or roll entire ball) into candy sprinkles. Place in baking cups. Refrigerate until ready to serve (will keep 1 day). Serve cold.
Makes 24 mud balls.


Judy Putt

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