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Using Little Debbie snack cakes to make Cake Balls? Nothing has ever been easier! This is the ultimate Cake Ball hack!

Chocolate Little Debbie cakes made into cake balls, on the counter.

Easy Cake Balls

It’s no secret that cake balls are all the rage- I personally just don’t love spending the time baking a cake to just mush it up with a little frosting. If I’m going through all the effort to make cake, it’s going to still look like a cake, if you know what I mean!

Enter Little Debbie Snack Cakes- specifically the Christmas Tree variety, today. No oven is needed, no extra frosting. Nope, just toss the entire cake into your mixer and let the machine do all the work! It’s really almost like magic.

box of Little Debbie cakes
This is a box of white cake Christmas tree’s- I used the chocolate version to make these cake balls.

Christmas Tree Cake Balls ingredients

  • Little Debbie Snack Cakes– this time I used the Christmas tree’s but Zebra Cakes, Swiss rolls or fancy cakes would work well, too!
  • Chocolate chips- use whatever flavor floats your boat! For the Chocolate Christmas tree’s I used chocolate chips, but if you are using zebra cakes, you might want to use white chocolate.
  • Sprinkles– totally optional, but honestly life is better with sprinkles.
cake balls on the pan before dipping them in chocolate.

How to make Cake Balls

  1. Remove the snack cakes from the packaging and place in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl to be used with an electric hand mixer.
  2. Turn the mixer on and mix until everything is incorporated into a packed mixture.
  3. Portion the mixture and roll into equal small sized balls.
  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate.
  6. Add sprinkles to the wet chocolate, if desired.
  7. Allow the chocolate to set on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
chocolate cake balls made of Little Debbie snack cakes on the counter, one cut in half.

How to store Christmas Tree Cake Balls

Store your leftover cake balls in an airtight container. They do not need to be refrigerated but they can be, if you prefer.

Can I freeze Cake Balls?

Absolutely! They freeze well for up to 3 months.

Little Debbie Cake Balls Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between a cake pop and a cake ball?

Cake pops are generally made and put on a stick while cake balls do not have a stick.

How do you keep cake balls from falling apart?

There shouldn’t be an issue with them falling apart here because the little Debbie cakes have the perfect amount of frosting in them to bring the cake together like a dough!

What is the secret to dipping cake balls?

Use dipping chocolate! It tends to be thinner when melted and sets up faster!

pin image of chocolate cake balls with text overlay.

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Christmas Tree Cake Balls made with Little Debbie Cakes

Using Little Debbie snack cakes to make Cake Balls? Nothing has ever been easier! This is the ultimate Cake Ball hack!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 box Little Debbie Snack Cake Christmas Trees (there should be 5 Christmas trees to a box), Can use either chocolate or vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) chocolate chips, can use white chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate
  • sprinkles, if desired


  • Remove the snack cakes and place in either the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with an electric hand mixer.
  • Mix until a thick dough forms.
  • Portion out and roll into small equal sized balls.
  • Measure out the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power and then stir. Repeat this step until the chocolate is almost completely melted. Stir until the remaining chocolate melts.
  • Using a fork, drop each cake ball into the chocolate and then roll to coat the cake ball in chocolate.
  • Set the cake ball on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles to the top, if desired.
  • Repeat with remaining cake balls.
  • Allow the chocolate to set and then serve the cake balls.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 4 days, in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome Recipe can’t wait to try these but unfortunately it won’t be the Christmas Tree Cakes for they have been off shelves everytime try to purchase them since Thanksgiving sadly but have decided to try Fudge Rounds think they will be delectable too . Thank you Karli Merry Christmas 🌲