Yes you can make your own cake bites (and these have a surprise inside). Boxed cake mix makes these super easy and approachable but feel free to use your favorite tender cake recipe (chocolate cake would work well too). Candy coating pieces, like CandiQuik dry shiny and hard but if you can’t find it you can use semisweet chocolate chips in their place. To use, combine 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips and 4½ teaspoons vegetable oil in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH until melted, about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds.