Hey everyone…. yeah, long time, no updates! Quite sorry for that, school got rather hectic there towards the end, but now I’m done! For this quarter… I know, I got my hopes up too. Grades finally came out yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised! Holla at maintaining a stellar GPA. Not to brag, but I was actually worried for my grades in two classes. I could I sworn I should have done worse, but apparently my public speaking skills saved me from ruin. Yay!
Okay, enough with the shenanigans. Let’s get down to what you really want: my balls! (Recipe!) Hahaha oh I can’t resist a good balls joke…
Back story: For our last day in my Homeland Terrorism class (that’s not what it’s called but that’s basically what it was about), our professor told us to bring food/drinks in for a “potluck-presentation-party.” See, we were all presenting on our final papers (15 min. each) and the professor wanted to be able to sit back, eat our delicious food, and relax. Not a bad suggestion! So my roommate and I decided, since it was so close to Thanksgiving and delicious pumpkin pie eating time, that we would make pumpkin spice balls! We also wanted to cover them in white chocolate, thereby covering the wide array of sexually inappropriate jokes we could make to our friends in that class.
And oh, what a success our balls were! Without further ado, the recipe and photos:
- 1 spice cake mix (we used Duncan Hines, I believe, but any random mix works, especially when you’re making it for poor graduate students and/or children. They won’t know the difference.)
- 1 package of cream cheese (this was not vegan… we were in a hurry and my roommate bought the ingredients.) We used low fat cream cheese but if you want to be a fatty, you could use the full fat version.
- 1 can (15 oz. I think) of pure pumpkin. This is different from pumpkin pie mix! Just buy regular canned pumpkin!
- 2 packages meltable white chocolate (we bought melting chocolate from the crafts store Michael’s)
- Make the spice cake mix according to the package. Wait til it cools, then throw it into a large bowl.
- While throwing it into said bowl, make sure to crumble it up with your hands so it’s not one big cake blob (my bad…)
- Mix in your package of cream cheese. Make sure it’s mixed really well!
- Prep your cookie tray, which is what you will put your balls on (we just greased the cookie sheet, but I think parchment paper would work better!)
- Once your cream cheese and spice cake is mixed well, form small chunks into balls. Put them somewhere (we put them on our greased cookie sheet because we only have one cookie sheet and not a ton of room to put our balls)
- Hopefully you’ve melted your chocolate at this point, because you’ve planned ahead and read the directions. If you’re like us, now you’re running out of time before class, and your throwing your packaged white chocolate willy nilly into bowls you *hope* are microwave safe. Make sure you stir the melted chocolate frequently, that stuff likes to seize up like a mofo!
- Dip your balls into the white, melted chocolate. Insert inappropriate jokes here on repeat. Text your friends your cleverest jokes.
- Put your balls on your cookie sheet, slam in the freezer for many hours (we went to class and then to sleep… but I guess you could leave them in for only 2 hours if you’re in a hurry)
After balls are frozen and the chocolate sticks to it, you can be cool like me and dust your balls in pumpkin pie spice. They looked pretty, but then when we had to transport them to class (in our aptly named “ball sack”), they started looking gross because they had mashed together. Oh well!
Well that’s all for now folks! Hope you enjoyed this recipe– I’ll be back with other entertaining thoughts hopefully tomorrow. I’m trying to get back into the swing of blogging!