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St. Patty's Day Mud Balls

St. Patty's Day Mud BallsWho 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 a festive twist kids will love.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
Wax paper
1 (18.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix
1 (16-ounce) bottle NESTLÉ NESQUIK Refrigerated Ready-to-Drink Chocolate Milk - divided use
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 (16-ounce) container 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.

Makes 24 mud balls.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 240 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 200 mg Carbohydrates: 33 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 22 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.