TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 cup prepared frosting of your choice
  • 1 package (12 ounces) each orange, pink and vibrant green Wilton candy melts
  • Decorations of your choice: candy coating disks, jumbo sprinkles, candy-coated sunflower kernels, candy eyeballs, Twizzlers Rainbow Twists and Life Savers


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place on baking sheets. Freeze for at least 2 hours or refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until cake balls are firm.
  3. In separate bowls, heat candy melts in the microwave until melted; stir until smooth. Dip each cake ball in coating; allow excess to drip off. Decorate as desired. Let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cake Eyeballs in Ultimate Halloween 2012 2012, p93

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