Wednesday, January 30, 2013

King Cake Balls Part II

During Carnival 2012, I had an idea.  Possibly, the best idea I ever had.  I invented an easy, 5 ingredient King Cake Ball recipe.  It was the King Cake Ball pinned round the world ... just kidding. But is was by far my most popular post.


So in the spirit of Mardi Gras 2013, I wanted to share them again. And do them photographic justice with Robert's fancy camera. Without further ado, I give you the original King Cake Balls

Photo by Robert Giglio 

Ingredients:
-       1 can Pillsbury (whatever brand you like) crescent rolls
-       4 to 8 oz. cream cheese (I try to use the lite)
-       White bakers chocolate or white almond bark
-       Purple, green and gold crystal sprinkles
-       Cinnamon and Sugar

Bake the crescent rolls as directed.
After cooling, shred the crescent rolls and combine with cream cheese. You should start with 4 oz. (half packet of cream cheese) and see if the dough is sticky and can be easily rolled into a ball.  If not, add more cream cheese until reaching desired texture.
Add cinnamon to taste and just a spoon or so of sugar.
Roll into 1” balls. 
Dip into melted bakers chocolate.
Decorate with crystal sprinkles in Mardi Gras colors!

TO SEE THE ORIGINAL POST CLICK HERE. OR READ ARTICLES ABOUT THE RECIPE ON THE TRI-PARISH TIMES OR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS WATCH WEBSITES. 

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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