Prep Time30m
Cook Time 35m
Ready Time 180m
Yield 2 dozen


1 package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Vanilla Cake Mix

Additional ingredients to prepare cake mix per package instructions

3/4 cup Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Vanilla Flavored Frosting

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy melts (if using candy melts, omit the shortening)

1/4 cup All-Vegetable Shortening

Candy corn

Candy eyes

Orange M&Ms

Red M&Ms

Red sprinkles


Step 1

PREPARE cake mix according to package instructions using water, oil and eggs. Bake in 13 x 9-inch baking pan according to package instructions. Cool completely.

Step 2

CRUMBLE cooled cake into an extra-large bowl. Beat with mixer on medium speed until fine crumbs, about 2 minutes. Spoon frosting over cake crumbs. Beat until evenly blended. Cover and freeze 30 minutes.

Step 3

LINE a baking pan with wax paper. Roll cake mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on prepared baking pan. Cover and freeze at least 1 hour.

Step 4

COMBINE chocolate chips and shortening (or candy melts) in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minutes; stir. Microwave in additional 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth when stirred.

Step 5

REMOVE a few cake balls from freezer, keeping the rest frozen. Hold one cake ball over bowl of chocolate on a fork. Spoon chocolate over cake ball, turning ball as needed until completely covered, and allowing excess to drip off. Place ball on a sheet of wax paper and immediately push in candy corn feathers, candy eyes, orange M&M beak, and red sprinkle wattle. Place on wax paper-lined tray in refrigerator. Repeat to make remaining cake balls. If chocolate thickens, microwave 15 seconds and stir until smooth. Serve cake balls at room temperature.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 Cake Ball), Calories 140 (Calories from Fat ), Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 105mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 12g, Includes 12g Added Sugars), Protein 1g, Potassium 45mg, thiamine 0mg, Riboflavin 0mg, niacin 0mg, Folate 0mg, Vitamin B6 0mg, Vitamin B12 0mcg, Vitamin A 0mg, Vitamin C 0mg, Vitamin D 0mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 1mg.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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