When you make cakes you always end up with lots of leftover cake bits from leveling the cakes. Why waste perfectly good leftover cake bits? What better use for them than salty chocolate covered balls? Just take the leftover cake and crumble it all up together in a big bowl. I used dark chocolate truffle and french vanilla – just mix them all up together. At this point it pretty much looks like dirt.
I also had some leftover chocolate ganache from the cake filling so I just threw that into the bowl too. Now instead of dirt, it looks like brown goop.
Now comes the fun, take a bout a tablespoon sized amount into your palm and roll it into a ball. For the coating, melt a bag of chocolate chips. In a microwave safe bowl, dump a whole bag of chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, and them microwave for another 30 seconds. At this point you will still see some whole chips but keep stirring until they all dissolve. If you heat it further at this point it may burn and become unusable.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate to coat. Place them on sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper to harden. If you want to hurry things up just pop them into the fridge. After coating, sprinkle on a few large crystals of sea salt. If this sounds gross, trust me and just do it, the salt is pretty much the best part.
Mmmmmmm, and there you have it, a perfect salty chocolate ball. Gooey on the inside with a thin, crispy chocolate coating and perfect amount of salt.