I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you, but I’m practically a world famous inventor.
I’m pretty much the Benjamin Franklin of our time, except I’m a girl, and sparkly, and plus I don’t wear those awful tiny glasses or knee socks or have a bunch of houses and a maid or servants and stuff like that.
I’m really not AGAINST having a maid, but everyone knows that if I did, it would be a robot. Mainly because if my maid were human, I’d end up helping her clean my house out of guilt and then I’d give her a huge tip. So I’d basically just be paying for her company, which sounds oddly illegal and Eliot Spitzer like. So…yeah.
The problem with being an inventor is that there’s so much paperwork with patents and trademarks and all that. I mean, inventors are creative and eccentric, so we really aren’t good at “filing paperwork” or “applying” for stuff. So there really needs to be a better way for us to get our inventions out there and get rich as soon as possible.
Until that time, I just plan on recording my inventions here on the blog so that there is a public record should the inventor of the ShamWow or Mighty Putty ever try to steal my ideas. Because I can tell you one thing for sure, security systems for the body are necessary and will totally happen one of these days.
My latest invention is a jalapeno gun, which I lamented my lack of the other day. I was all “ugh, I wanted to shoot that annoying lady with my jalapeno gun so bad” and my husband was all “I’ve never even heard of jalapeno guns, where do you get one”Â and I was all “Well duh, they don’t exist, if they did I WOULD HAVE ONE”.
And if you’re wondering if a jalapeno gun is really necessary, squirt one of your mortal enemies in the eye with jalapeno juice and get back to me. Cheaper and easier than mace, plus it comes in handy when the ballpark doesn’t give you enough peppers on your nachos.
Honestly, I can hardly sleep most nights, my mind is just so bursting with life changing product ideas. I probably need to start sleeping with a notebook next to my bed. Also, I’m thinking of tying my right hand behind my back to train myself to be a leftie.
Being left handed just seems so much more artsy and creative, you know?
Anyways, I’ve been thinking about doing German Chocolate Cake Balls for quite some time. But in a fabulous moment of creativeness I thought “Wait!! What if the frosting was in the MIDDLE of the cake balls instead of being mixed in? And WHAT. IF. I. USED. BROWNIES??”Â
And because I used brownies instead of cake, these get to be called Brownie Bites. A giant improvement on the name Cake Balls, if you ask me.
9×13 pan of brownies, baked and cooled (use fudge-like brownies and not cakey, please)
Can of coconut pecan frosting (of course, homemade frosting is fabulous, and you are welcome to make a batch for this recipe–but this is way easier)
8 oz German baking chocolate, chopped
Place the frosting in your refrigerator or freezer until chilled and firm. Remove small spoonfuls and roll into balls (keep them pretty small…larger than a pea but smaller than a malted milk ball). Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet or plate and place in the freezer for about an hour.
Crumble up your brownies so that they can stick together with no large unbroken pieces. Mash some of the brownie into a flat circle in your palm. Place a frosting ball in the center and wrap the brownie around it. You might want to spray your hand with nonstick spray from time to time if you’re having issues with the brownies sticking to your hands.
Once all the brownie bites are formed (you should get around 2 dozen), place them in the refrigerator to chill.
Once they are firm, melt your chocolate in the microwave with about 1/4 bar of the paraffin.
Paraffin can usually be found with the gelatin and puddings or in the canning section of your grocery store. Adding it to chocolate helps it melt smoothly and adds a glossy sheen to the finished product. Much easier for dipping!!
Place back on wax paper lined sheet and allow to set until firm.
So so easy and impressive.
Also, if you make these, you are absolutely NOT allowed to call them cake balls, brownie balls, or anything remotely resembling either of those. It really does the recipe a disservice, don’t you think?
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