-1 box yellow cake mix
-eggs (however many the box calls for...I needed 3)
-butter (follow box ingredients again)
-1/2 can cream cheese icing
-2 pkgs white candy bark (you can get any color at Hobby Lobby or white at the grocery store)
Other things needed:
-double boiler (or just two different sized pots)
-Popsicle sticks (also found at Hobby Lobby or craft store)
-Styrofoam blocks or large ring
So first you just need to bake the cake according to the box's directions. It doesn't matter which size of pan you use because you will crumble it later. I used a 9x13 glass baking dish. Make sure to follow the high-altitude instructions if you are above 3,000 feet. Also, don't forget to spray the pan so it doesn't stick.
Let the cake cool and crumble into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 the can of cream cheese frosting and use you hand to mix. It will be somewhat sticky and able to form a large ball.
Now roll the cake mixture into smaller balls and place on a large plate or baking sheet.
You can melt the candy melts/bark in the microwave but I failed miserably when I tried that. It's easy to overheat this way and then it will turn hard again and will be ruined. No fun. I found it much easier to use a double boiler. If you don't have one just use two pots and stack themselves on each other...bigger on top and smaller on bottom. Make sure to put a few inches of water in the bottom pot and heat over medium-high. Stir continuously until the bark melts. Turn the heat down to low.
Working in small batches (keep the un-dipped ones in the fridge as long as possible) dip the balls in the melted bark by leaning the double boiler over a bit to make a deep pool of coating. Set the ball in on its side and roll until fully coated. Let some of the extra bark drip off and then stick into Styrofoam. Repeat until they are all covered. I used to different colors of bark and was happy I did. It just takes a little washing and reheating. Decorate with you sprinkles while the coating is still wet. If you want to speed up the hardening process place in the fridge or freezer (or outside if it's cold!). Enjoy!