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Earth Day Cake Bites

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Earth Day is just around the corner, and I've got the perfect way to celebrate with the kids – Earth Day Cake Bites! These tasty treats are a fun way to get everyone excited about taking care of our planet. Plus, they're super easy to make! Celebrate our Planet on April 22nd with these adorable Earth Day Cake Bites.

A bowl filled with Earth Day chocolate-covered, bright green cake balls, decorated with drizzled icing and sprinkles, with one cut in half to show a vibrant interior.

There are so many great ways to take care of our planet. Kids love celebrating this day and are often excited to clean up their planet. Earth Day is a fun day to learn about the world around them. You can celebrate earth day with our free Earth Day printable and Earth Slime. You can also celebrate Earth day by cleaning up garbage, turning off lights or watching a documentary about Earth. Your kids will love to come up with ideas of how we can be more green. Here is a delicious Earth Day treat:

A bowl of chocolate-covered cake bites with green decorations, labeled as "Earth Day Cake Bites".

Earth Day Cake Bites

A close up of earth day cake balls

Earth Cake Bites Directions

  1. Mix your cake mix according to your package instructions.
  2. Divide into two bowls and tint one green and one blue.
  3. Bake the cakes and let it cool completely. In a large bowl, crumble the cake. (One color per bowl.)
  4. Divide the frosting into two bowls and tint one green and one blue. Add in the frosting. I use a traditional creamy buttercream frosting. I haven't tried making it with the whipped frosting, so I can't tell you how it affects the texture. Mix together thoroughly.
  5. Lay a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Grab a bit of green cake and a bit of blue cake. Using your hands, roll together. Sometimes to get the Earth-like swirls, I will twist the colors together or once rolled, cut in half and re-roll. When finished, place on your sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for about 20 minutes until they are set. (Hint: If your cake mix is hard to roll or sticky, place the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes!)
  6. In a small bowl, melt the brown candy melts according to the package directions. Dip one of your cake pops into the candy coating and cover. Place back into the freezer to set.
  7. Melt the green and blue candy melts into two small bowls. Drizzle the colors over the cake balls. If desired, sprinkle a few crystal sprinkles on top. Place again in the freezer to set.
An Earth Day coloring page with crayons on a white background.

10 Fun Ways Kids Can Rock Earth Day!

  1. Turn off lights: Practice saving energy by switching off lights nobody is using.
  2. Plant something: Start a mini garden with veggies, herbs, or flowers.
  3. Explore nature & talk: Take a walk and observe all the cool plants and animals in your area.
  4. Clean up: Team up and pick up litter around your home or neighborhood.
  5. Get crafty: Repurpose old items or natural materials into a cool Earth Day craft.
  6. Learn about wildlife: Watch a nature documentary or read a book about incredible animals.
  7. Read Earth Day books: Discover stories about protecting the planet or the wonders of nature.
  8. Upcycle & create: Give something old a new purpose with a fun upcycling project.
  9. Save water: Find out how to be smart about using water around the house.
  10. Enjoy Earth-friendly food: Try a meal made with local ingredients or a vegetarian recipe.
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Earth Day Cake Bites

These adorable Earth Cake Bites are a fun and festive way to celebrate Earth Day! With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform a boxed cake mix into colorful, swirled treats the kids will love.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of cake mix - plus the ingredients needed to make it
  • Food coloring - green and blue
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting
  • Brown candy melts
  • Green candy melts
  • Blue candy melts
  • White sugar crystals
  • Sugar crystals (option)
  • Wax paper
  • Optional Cake Pop Mold

Instructions

    Mix your cake mix according to your package instructions.
    Divide into two bowls and tint one green and one blue.
    Bake the cakes and let it cool completely. In a large bowl, crumble the cake. (One color per bowl.)
    Divide the frosting into two bowls and tint one green and one blue. Add in the frosting. I use a traditional creamy buttercream frosting. I haven't tried making it with the whipped frosting, so I can't tell you how it affects the texture. Mix together thoroughly.
    Lay a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Grab a bit of green cake and a bit of blue cake. Using your hands, roll together. Sometimes to get the Earth-like swirls, I will twist the colors together or once rolled, cut in half and re-roll. When finished, place on your sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for about 20 minutes until they are set. (Hint: If your cake mix is hard to roll or sticky, place the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes!)
    In a small bowl, melt the brown candy melts according to the package directions. Dip one of your cake pops into the candy coating and cover. Place back into the freezer to set.
    Melt the green and blue candy melts into two small bowls. Drizzle the colors over the cake balls. If desired, sprinkle a few crystal sprinkles on top. Place again in the freezer to set.

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