White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

by Alli

This shop, White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls, was sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

Roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and get ready to make the most amazing cake balls you’ll ever taste. 

OK – I have to confess that I rarely wear an apron. I know I should and I have the stains to prove it, but I feel too constricted. I need to be able to move freely when I’m doing my favorite holiday activity – baking.

Every year around this time, the kids start calling and the conversation goes a little like this: “Hey, mom! Whatcha doing?  Blogging? (I can almost hear their eyes roll) When are you going to start holiday baking? You are baking this year, right?”

Holiday Baking

When have I not baked for the holidays? Christmas wouldn’t be the same without baking the family’s favorite goodies and believe me, the kids always let me know which ones they are expecting. You don’t mess with tradition during the holidays . . . unless you’re improving those traditions!

And that’s exactly what I did when I changed up my cookie ball recipe and created White Peppermint Funfetti® Cake Balls.  And let me insert right here and now that Funfetti® is my son-in-law’s and all four of my grandsons’ favorite cake flavor.

My White Peppermint Funfetti® Cake Balls are a huge hit with my family and friends. Everyone is asking for the recipe!

Ingredients For White Peppermint® Funfetti Cake Balls

The full, printable recipe card is at the end of this post.

  •  Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix
  • Milk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting 
  • M&M’s® White Peppermint Chocolate Candies, hot chocolate candies & milk chocolate candies
  • Vanilla candy coating (Candiquik) 
  • Chocolate candy coating (Candiquik)

How to Make White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Let’s get started making some White Peppermint Funfetti® Cake Balls. They’ll be the hit of your family gatherings and all your holiday parties. I’ve already received tons of compliments and requests for the recipe.

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Preheat oven to 350º. Combine the cake mix, 1/2 cup oil, 3 eggs, and 1 cup milk. Mix according to package directions.

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for 34-38 minutes.

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Once the cake has cooled completely on a wire rack, crumble and mix with 3/4 of the Funfetti® frosting.

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls Scoop out small amounts of cake mixture and roll into 1″ balls.  Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and place in the fridge while you melt the chocolate.

White Pepermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Melt the Vanilla Candy Coating

Melt the vanilla candy coating according to package directions and dip half of the cake balls into the candy mixture, covering completely.

I use a fork underneath the cake balls to dip.  Immediately sprinkle with chopped M&M’s® Hot Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Candies.

Repeat with the remaining cake balls and the chocolate candy coating. Sprinkle with the chopped M&M’s® White Peppermint candies.  Let dry on the foil-lined baking sheet.

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls Recipe

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Do you know what makes the holiday season even more special for my family?  Being able to give back to families in our community that need a helping hand. We’ve always tried to teach our kids to live by the golden rule.

Feeding America Food Banks

More than 46.5 million Americans, including one in every six children, rely on Feeding America food banks each year. And milk is one of the most requested food items, but it’s also one of the least donated food items.  ‘ll be the first to confess that I have never thought about donating milk before. My thoughts tend toward canned goods and non-perishables.

Please join me as I join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive. This is the first national program to help deliver nutrient-rich gallons of milk to families who need it the most. You can visit milklife.com/give and see how your small donation can go a long way to help hungry families.

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Yield: 36

White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

Festive Chrismas Balls - White Peppermint Funfetti Cake Balls

These white peppermint funfetti cake balls are perfect for the holidays. These funfetti cake balls are festive and delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting (3/4 of the container)
  • 1/2 cup chopped M&M's® White Peppermint Chocolate Candies
  • 1/2 cup chopped M&M's® Hot Chocolate Candies
  • 1/2 cup chopped M&M's® Milk Chocolate Candies
  • 1 (16 oz.) package vanilla candy coating (such as Candiquik)
  • 1 (16 oz.) package chocolate candy coating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine Pillsbury™ cake mix, milk, oil and eggs. Beat according to package directions.
  3. Bake for 34-38 minutes.
  4. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.
  5. Crumble cake mix into a large bowl and spoon 3/4 of the vanilla frosting into the cake mix and stir until well combined.
  6. Scoop out small amounts of cake mixture and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  7. Refrigerate the cake balls while heating the white candy bark according to directions on package.
  8. Dip half of the cake balls into the white candy coating. Sprinkle immediately with the chopped M&M's. Repeat with the chocolate candy coating and the rest of the cake balls.
  9. Let dry on the baking sheet.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 143Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 17mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 13gProtein 2g

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Originally posted Nov. 2015, updated Nov. 2020

 

20 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) November 13, 2015 - 6:42 am

I love that these are so easy to make. We go to my brother in law’s house every year on Christmas eve and these would be the perfect dessert to bring with us.

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Miranda (Myrabev) November 13, 2015 - 7:33 am

I feel like I should move near you or something and be your tester on behalf of your kids because these cake balls have me drooling at work and its not even sexy lol.

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Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:23 am

Yes, you should! I need all the testers I can get. 🙂

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Megan Elford November 13, 2015 - 7:51 am

I’m making these ones for sure! Although I may not wear an apron either, lol! My kids would love these cake balls and they would be perfect for our various Christmas parties. Thanks for the recipe!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 13, 2015 - 11:36 am

Those look delish! I’ve been wanting to make some cake pops – my mother-in-law bought me a cake pop pan that I haven’t got the nerve worked up to use yet LOL Yours turned out so cute!

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Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:21 am

I tried making cake pops once and I had the worst time trying to keep the sticks inside. It was a lot of work trying to glue them in with the chocolate. LOL I like easy. 🙂

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Shell November 13, 2015 - 3:11 pm

The title of this recipe makes me want to make MYSELF several dozen! I love that you used colored frosting to mix in with the cake mix. These look so good.

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Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:19 am

Thanks! This recipe makes quite a lot of little cake balls and I shared them with several people and they all loved them. I do think they are a hit. 🙂

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Savannah Miller November 13, 2015 - 4:38 pm

We call these cafe truffles at my house and we LOVE them! The frosting mixed with the cake batter makes them so moist and creamy….. Okay I so think I am going to make a batch this weekend 🙂

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Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:18 am

I make several different varieties of truffles, too, and I love them all. 🙂

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Heather November 13, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Oh these look goood!! I actually have a cake pop maker and need to pull it out of the cabinet and make some. I know you can roll the dough in your hands too.

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Lisa November 13, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Believe it our not, I am not a huge mint fan. But my entire family is and they would love these.

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Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:17 am

Only the white chocolate have the peppermint M&M’s. The chocolate ones are sprinkled with hot chocolate and milk chocolate M&M’s. 🙂

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Wood Arts Universe November 13, 2015 - 11:02 pm

The cake balls looks delicious and easy to make. Maybe I should try it at home too for sweet treats for the whole family.

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Erlene November 14, 2015 - 3:29 am

These look amazing. I can see why these are a favorite during the holidays at your house. My kids love cake balls too and this will be going on my baking list.

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Coolchillmom November 14, 2015 - 9:46 am

Those cookies do look so yummy and festive. Such a great thing to give back to those in need

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Chantal November 14, 2015 - 11:43 pm

What a creative idea Alli! These are perfect for sharing at work or when entertaining!

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Amanda Tempel November 15, 2015 - 1:14 am

These really do look fun to make, and they look like an awesome holiday recipe to feature – That even the kiddos would love!

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Marielle Altenor November 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Cake balls are so yummy and easy to make! Will have to save this recipe for some holiday treats for my family!

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Amanda @ Adorkablii November 16, 2015 - 2:56 pm

These looks super yummy!! I love cake balls and the kids love helping me make them. I think maybe we will try this, this weekend. Something fun to do! =D Thank you for sharing! They turned out wonderful!!

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