St. Patty’s Day Mudballs-recipie

Every once in a while I come across a recipe that I just have to make right NOW, this is one of those recipes.  I need these so bad that I am going to venture out on a mission to get the ingredients for these bad boys.  Why a mission?  Because today, I have no car, and all 3 kids are home.  Shop Rite here we come,  as the Eubanks’ and grocery shopping don’t get along.   (yes Shop Rite you still have some time-prepare.)  In fact maybe I can just email you this article and you can have everything ready for us.)We will be taking the hike after we eat lunch.  No I’m not making that too, I ordered Pizza of course which I should be saving for tomorrow since it is lent and tomorrow will be Friday-I think.  Maybe we will just have these for dinner tomorrow, never said it had to be healthy, just meat free.

Who said playing in the “mud” wasn’t a good idea? Made from a combination of chocolate cake, chocolate milk and frosting, these St. Patty’s Day delights are dipped in colorful candy sprinkles and shamrocks for added luck – a festive twist kids will love.

Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Cooling Time: 1 hr refrigerating

Servings: 24 mud balls


Nonstick cooking spray
Wax paper
1 box (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 bottle (16 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ NESQUIK Refrigerated Ready-to-Drink Chocolate Milk, divided
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 container (16 ounces) prepared chocolate or white frosting
24 foil or paper standard-size baking cups
1/4 to 1 cup green candy sprinkles and/or shamrocks for coating


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line baking sheets with wax paper.

COMBINE cake mix, 1 1/2 cups Nesquik, 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 hold 1 day). Serve cold

Thank you


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