Peanut Butter Frosting Covered Chocolate Cake Balls
I would like to tell you about the nonsense that was my Wednesday.
I woke up and did Tina’s Run Burpee Run workout which is such a fun workout. So that wasn’t part of the Wednesday nonsense. Because I obsessively love that workout. So that was the day’s high point.
Okay and then I showered and put on these new shorts that are a tiffany blue color and they kinda make me feel like an Easter egg. I can’t decide what I think of them. I mean, I like Easter eggs. I also bought the exact same pair of shorts in a pastel pink color. Just because why not. I mean sometimes everyone wants to feel 8 years old again. And that’s totally okay.
So then while making breakfast I somehow lost my phone. No idea how but it just disappeared so I finished making an oatmeal mug cake and then used our landline to call my phone. And I heard it ringing…from inside the washing machine…that I had just started 10 minutes ago.
So I tore open the washer door and threw sopping wet clothes everywhere and ended up finding my phone wrapped up in a shirt. Still don’t even know how the phone actually got into the washer. Ugh. I threw my phone in a bag of rice and miraculously, it still works. Thank you, Mr. Otterbox. You have redeemed yourself from the time I dropped my phone and it still cracked even though I had you on said phone.
So then I went to the grocery store and managed not to forget anything. So I was all like thinking in my head…”what a completely successful day!” Or so I thought…because on the way home I got rear ended by a women in a Ford F-350 Truck. Have you ever realized how big those trucks are? I live in Texas which is full of enormous trucks (and people who don’t know how to drive them) and even I think they’re big. And when a lady rams hers into the back of your cute-little-only-6-months-old-toyota-rav-4 when you are sitting at a stoplight…it hurts.
My whole back window shattered and glass flew up to the front seat. And I think my back door would have falled off if I would have tried to open it. Actually, it was so smooshed that I don’t think it would have even opened. And then the woman who hit me said (and I quote)…”I was talking to my lawyer and texting my daughter.” I guess that was supposed to make it okay. Not sure. So today I got X-rays because of this pain in my lower back that has a tendency to radiate down my left leg. And when the pain isn’t radiating my left leg just feels numb.
One of my greatest fears (and this is gonna sound selfish…) is not being able to run. Just knowing that there is going to be one day when I won’t be able to run (days like now) is what makes me go run on days when I don’t feel like working out.
Hopefully the pain/numbness will go away soon. Right now i’m in the anger stage of The 5 Stages of Grief but I’m quickly moving towards stage 3 (bargaining) and i’m sure stages 4 & 5 (depression & acceptance) will follow close behind.
But I’ll get over it. And I’m sure I’ll be fine. And today is gonna be faaareaking awesome because…today is my freaking birthday. And everyone wants a rental car for their birthday, right? Right. I hope it’s at least a pretty color rental car. Like a minty blue color…which i’ve realized is a totally different color than tiffany blue. Yes, because tiffany blue makes you look a little Easter eggy but minty blue just makes you look happy and awesome.
Just in case the rental car is a depressing color like brown, I have these here cake balls to keep everything exciting. Even though these cake balls are also…brown. But this brown is peanut-butter-and-chocolate-brown which, we all know, is like the most artful and beautiful combination of foods in the entire world. For real.
So make these cake balls. They take a little work because this is one of those annoying recipes where you have to make another recipe just to make this recipe but I promise they’re worth it!
Peanut Butter Frosting Covered Chocolate Cake Balls
makes 12 cake balls
Chocolate Cake Balls
1 1/3 cup skinny brownies, crumbled
3 Tbsp vanilla greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1 Tbsp peanut butter (no added sugar or salt)
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/3 cup peanut butter (no added sugar or salt)
2 Tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp honey
2 pinch salt
Optional Topping: unsweetened shredded coconut, cocoa powder, chopped peanuts
In a bowl, combine crumbled skinny brownies, greek yogurt and peanut butter. Use your hands to make sure everything is mixed together well. Roll mixture into 13 balls. Eat one! Seriously, this recipe only makes enough peanut butter frosting to cover 12 cake balls.
Put chocolate cake balls into the freezer while you make your peanut butter icing. In a small bowl combine peanut butter and greek yogurt until smooth. Add in vanilla, honey and salt. Mixture will be thick (…and delicious, try not to eat it all. But if it happens, it happens…just start back at the beginning of this paragraph).
Okay, get chocolate cake balls out of the freezer. Grab a small amount of peanut butter frosting and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a pancake and place the chocolate cake ball into the center of the flattened frosting pancake. Fold the sides of the frosting pancake up around the cake ball and gently smoosh/roll the peanut butter frosting around the chocolate cake ball so it completely covers it.
Now roll the cake balls in your topping of choice (unsweetened shredded coconut, cocoa powder, chopped peanuts). Eat immediately or store in the fridge or freezer for up to a week. I LOVED these frozen!!
And if you have been saying, “that’s what she said…” throughout this entire recipe…me too.