Alluring Cake Balls {Recipe: Thin Mint Chocolate Cake Balls}

Thin Mint Cake Balls in Hand

I’ve heard the talk of them over the past couple of years… these little things called cake balls. As much as I love cake – I really, really love cake – the cake balls never really tempted me. I have been able to avoid cake balls, un-phased by their alluring pull all over the internet.

I’m not exactly sure what prompted me to change my mind about cake balls, but when I saw Amanda from I Am Baker’s Thin Mint cake… the cake professed to be her “new happy place”… my mind immediately went to cake balls. Once I thought cake balls, I could think of nothing else. I was certain cake balls and I were destined to have our moment in the kitchen very soon.

Thin Mint Cake Balls

Very soon ended up being this weekend. I escaped to my kitchen on a cake ball mission. I married Amanda’s Thin Mint Cake recipe with Bakerella’s Red Velvet Cake Ball instructions. The end result was a marriage made in heaven. Little 2-bite balls of chocolate mint goodness.

Will cake balls be the new “it” thing for me? Probably not. My preference for cake is still in layer cake or cupcake form, however, you can bet the next party I’m asked to bring a dessert to, cake balls will be it. Their fun presentation and the ease of just picking them up and popping one in your mouth makes these little treats party perfect, don’t you think?

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  1. Yvonne says

    The mint cake balls look delicious! I’d like to make them, but I have a question. Did you make the Thin Mint Cake and use that frosting to mix together?

    • says

      Hi Yvonne – Great question. I should have clarified. I used Bakerella’s method to make the balls and just used a can of cream cheese frosting, however I am sure you could use Amanda’s vanilla buttercream with great results! Hope that helps!

  2. says

    These look so cute! Thin Mints are probably my favorite Girl Scout cookie, but I never knew that their flavor could be transferred to cake form. Sounds delicious!

  3. says

    My mom is a baker & I just have never been tempted by these- UNTIL- you had to go & do all your Kristen magic to them & I have now written down the recipes & I will be making them soon. They look so YUMMY!!!!!!!!! There goes all my hard dieting work :)

  4. says

    These look yummy! I used to love to bake but one day I stopped, I really must get back to it! Thanks for sharing, these look amazing! And your photo skills are to die for! :) Hugs from Conroe TX!


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