Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

Makes 4 dozen servings. Recipe is from McCormick.

1 (15.25- to 18.25-oz.) box white cake mix

1 tsp. orange extract

1/2 tsp. yellow food coloring

1/4 tsp. red food coloring

1 cup marshmallow crème

White confectionary coating wafers, such as Wilton White Candy Melts

Black confectionary coating wafers, such as Wilton Black Candy Melts

Semisweet baking chocolate

Assorted candies for decorating

1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding orange extract and food colors. Bake as directed on package for a 9-by-13-inch pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add crème and mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls and refrigerate 2 hours.

3. Melt coating wafers or chocolate as directed on package. Using a fork, dip 1 cake ball at a time into the confectionary coating or melted chocolate. Tap back of a fork 2 or 3 times against the edge of the dish to allow excess to drop off. Place cake balls on a wax paper-lined tray.

4. Decorate as desired.