Pig Pickin' Cake Balls
Slim Pickin's Kitchen
raw white sugar
stick unsalted sweet cream butter
softened (1/2 cup)
pure vanilla extract
butter extract or non-dairy vanilla caramel coffee creamer
unsweetened vanilla almond milk
can crushed pineapple packed in juice
1 ½ 4
containers mandarin oranges
packed in water, no sugar added
unsweetened shredded coconut
package white chocolate chips
melted (if needed)
mandarin oranges, dehydrated pineapple for garnish
For the Cake!
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9x9 inch pan with non-stick spray.
Using a stand or hand mixer, cream sugar and butter together, on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and mix until well blended.
Lower speed to slow, and gently add in flour and baking powder, a little at a time, until all the flour is incorporated.
Slowly pour in the milk, vanilla, and butter extracts until batter is smooth.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
For the Balls!
While cake is cooling, drain and discard the juice from the oranges and drain and RESERVE the juice from the pineapple.
Once cooled, crumble the cake in the pan using clean hands.
Add the pineapple, oranges and coconut and squish and mix together with the crumbled cake. You are trying to get a consistency that resembles play dough.
If mixture is to dry, drizzle in the reserved pineapple juice a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Pinch off a bit of dough, about 1 ½ to 2 tsps worth, and roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
Continue rolling balls until no dough is left.
Refrigerate until ready to coat with chocolate, a minimum of 1 hour.
Time to coat!
Melt the chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted completely (about 2-3 mins) Be sure to stir after every increment (you could also melt over a double boiler).
If the chocolate seems too thick, add the coconut oil to thin it out.
Roll each ball in the chocolate until it is completely covered. Immediately sprinkle with coconut and an orange or piece of dehydrated pineapple.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*WWpts and WWpts+= 3 pts per serving* *Nutrition facts DO NOT include coconut oil*
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