You just bake a cake (with a normal cake mix of your choice),
and when it comes out of the oven,
use the handle of a wooden spoon to
poke holes all over the top of the cake.
Then, you mix a packet of your choice of jello per the box directions,
and then pour the Jello liquid all over the top of the cake,
filling the holes.
Place the cake in the refrigerator for a few hours,
then cover with a bin of Cool Whip.
For this holiday version,
I made the cake (and added some peppermint flavoring to the mix),
and poked the holes.
Then, I used vanilla pudding mix (instead of Jello).
I added some peppermint flavoring and food coloring
to the pudding and poured it over the top of the cake.
After a few hours, I covered it with the
Cool Whip like before and then sprinkled
crushed candy cane over the top.
These go FAST around here!
Even several batches don't stand a chance in this house.
They are definitely a favorite.
You can search Pinterest (or the internet) for your favorite Snowball recipe.
I wished these looked as good as they tasted!
Serious props to every person who makes perfect-looking Buckeyes!
I think I know what I did wrong and will have to test it again next year.
So...just to show you that not everything ends up perfect.
Of course, these were scarfed down anyways.
They still loved them.
I love history, things with history, family history...you get the idea.
Some of the ornaments on our tree have a lot of history. Like the
tiny little bells that were my Grandma's from probably the 30's or 40's
I'm guessing. The others are Paul's. He isn't sure about the Santa, but the gingerbread man was something his parents had from the 40's or 50's.