Jun 07

Peanut Butter Frosting Covered Chocolate Cake Balls

I would like to tell you about the nonsense that was my Wednesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

20 comments on “Peanut Butter Frosting Covered Chocolate Cake Balls”

  1. Sorry about your Wednesday :( But HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Today will be wonderful!!

  2. Happy birthday!!!!!!!
    I, too, was in an accident similar to yours a couple years back and that nonsense is SCARY! For your sake, I hope at least you get an excellently festive rental car for the occasion.

  3. Happy birthday Kylie! First time i come across your blog and i wanted to thank you so so much for posting these delicious recipes! There’s nothing more depressing than eating a bowl of celery sticks when you’re watching a movie :)

  4. Rice is a total lifesaver with cellphones. Back in high school my family decided to switch from Verizon to Sprint so for about a week I had two cellphones at once to test out the reception. Somehow I ended up flooding my volleyball bag during practice, ruining both phones. Riced em and thankfully the new one worked (kind of… but whenever it got warm outside my phone would overheat and literally become too hot to touch without burning myself :) lol). What luck! Rice also kind-of-sort-of saved my iPod touch when I went through a water ride in Disney. Even though I had it covered and it didn’t get wet, the steam soaked up in the screen and there are permanent water bubbles. I had to ramp up the brightness to 100% just to read any text.

    Okay, moving onto the car accident. When you said yesterday that you were in one, I just assumed that you came out okay! So sorry to hear that that might not be the case! What a horrible before-birthday experience. My fingers are crossed that those are just temporary issues and your tests show that everything is normal. Best wishes with that!

    I totally love your frosting recipe for this. So often when I see a gluten-free cake ball recipe the frosting recipe includes powdered sugar, which while at times is okay, but a yogurt/peanut butter/honey topping is a gazillion times better for everyday events. I will be experimenting with this idea very very soon :D Thanks!

  5. Wow, your Wednesday was a lot more hectic then mine. I’m so sorry about your car accident, that must of been so traumatic! I hope you recover perfectly!!

    • Thank you!! Still some numbness/tingling in my legs and some pain in my lower back but hopefully with another week I’ll be back to feeling great:)

  6. Agh oh no!! I’m sorry to hear about the accident!! And the woman’s excuse ain’t flyin’ with me. -_-
    I do hope you have a super speedy recovery and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! All the best, girl! And lots o’ peanut butter frosting covered chocolate cake balls. :)

    • Ya her excuse was a no-go with me too. I feel kinda bad because I told her insurance company that she said she was texting and driving (and smoking a cigarette)…I felt like I was in the 2nd grade tattle-tailing. But I just feel like if she isn’t responsible then she shouldn’t have that MASSIVE truck!

      Anyways, thanks for the happy birthday wishes!:):) and for always leaving me comments:)) I always look forward to them!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It sounds like you had a rough Wednesday, but if anything can make you forget your troubles, I’ll bet these cake balls are it. Have a great day!!

  8. First of all, happy birthday!!!!! This is a pretty fantastic birthday post, in terms of the recipe that is. Peanut butter frosting! On chocolate cake! In ball form! Alllllmost too much yum happening here.

    And I am so sorry to hear about your car accident! They are seriously the worst. My mom was in a terrible one when she was in college and had to get her hip replaced and couldn’t walk for awhile. I’m glad you’re still able to do crazy workouts! I also got a Rav-4 when I started work even though I maybe would’ve preferred a smaller car because my mom was like, “you need a bigger car so you don’t get run over by all those trucks!” and it’s funny because…I still feel pretty small on the road in my teensy 2001 model. Hah. Anyway, ugh. I hate how dangerous texting + driving is. And adding talking on the phone to the mix? Way to go, lady.

    Anyhoo, speedy recovery wishes and hope you have a great day!

    • Yikes. Your moms accident sounded bad! That’s really scary stuff. I feel hesitant to drive now…especially because my rental car is a little, itty, bitty Mazda. But I have (had) a 2012 Rav-4 model and even I feel tiny on the road. Especially when I was driving back to A&M with all those 18-wheeler and trucks with country boy driver.

      Thanks for the birthday and get well wishes!!

  9. Ok firstly, happy birthday!! Secondly, gah getting rear ended is the worst. I got rear ended a few years ago by some 19 year-old and her boyfriend who I’m pretty sure were high at the time. And I have a bad neck/back so I had to go to the chiropractor for a few weeks afterwards. Highly annoying. I hope everything’s ok with your leg! Running because you can is one of the greatest reasons to run. Oh and of course, these cake balls look amazing. I might just make the peanut butter frosting and call it a day though…

    • Just make the pb frosting! And cover a muffin or something in it. Or just a spoon. It was hard not to just roll the frosting into balls and stick them in the freezer for snacks later.

      And I might be going the chiropractor route too. We’ll see how this week goes. I’d be even more angry right now if the driver that hit me woulda been high. Smoking and texting was bad enough.

  10. love these!! can’t wait to try this

  11. happy birthday! and wanted to let you know (wayyy later than I should have originally said this) that I started reading your blog mostly for the title. because it made me laugh every time I read it and it sounded just like the voice in MY head and it just so happened that the foods on here were really cool. an added perk.

    anyways i love your recipes and your stories! I laugh even more because they sound so similar to my own daily narrations, but that’s all. hope you’re feeling better!

    • Hi!!!! Thank you, thank you for the wonderful comment:) I’m excited to start reading your blog now and hearing all of your ‘personal narrations’:):).

      And in the time I’ve had this blog, I’ve never gotten tired of saying “yeah…immaeatthat”…now all my friends and family say it. Usually to mock me but it’s all funny:)

  12. Dying over your “that’s what she said” comment at the end of the recipe. We would definitely get along!!

    Happy birthday! Great recipe, great blog.

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