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Festive Chocolate Balls

Quick and easy to make Festive Chocolate Balls with a hidden surprise are always welcome on a Festive sweet platter

Easy, no bake, delicious Festive Chocolate Balls

These Festive Chocolate Balls are basically the same as my Chocolate Snow Balls, but with the addition of a glace cherry to the center and decorated a little different.

Cherries and the Festive season goes hand in hand in my book. Not even to speak of all-things-glittery and sparkly !

I do not think this is the season to go all out on a diet ! Anyway, most definitely not for me. These are the 6 weeks a year where I eat what I want (and more often than not – over eat !).

The Festive season starts December and lasts into the middle of January. That is, in South-Africa, but I actually think it is the same in most countries.

One thing I do miss, however, is to have the kids around all the time. But as they say, life goes on, the kids grow up and inevitable go their own way (small pre-empty nest syndrome??).

Easy, no bake, delicious Festive Chocolate Balls

Anyhow, it is still nice to treat them with something which I can whip up just as quickly and suddenly, as they appear and actually spend some time at home.

These are great to add to a sweet platter as well, whether it be for Christmas, New Year or any other occasion.

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Festive Chocolate Balls

Yield: 40 Servings

Festive Chocolate Balls

Festive Chocolate Balls

Quick and easy to make Festive Chocolate Balls with a hidden surprise are always welcome on a Festive sweet platter

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 400 g Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Oreos/Romany Creams) ( 14 oz )
  • 250 g Cream Cheese, plain, softened ( 8 oz )
  • 40 Glace Cherries , whole
  • 400 g Milk Chocolate (good quality) ( 14 oz )
  • 100 g White chocolate (good quality) ( 3.5 oz )
  • 1 t Gold Sugar, to decorate

Instructions

    1. Process the Cookies until fine in a food processor – add the Cream Cheese and process until a ball forms

    2. Form small balls – flatten slightly and place a Cherry – roll the “dough” into a ball again – place on a wax paper lined baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes

    3. Melt the Milk Chocolate (microwave or stove top) – dip each ball into the melted Chocolate – place back on the wax paper and return to the freezer for 10 minutes

    4. Melt the White Chocolate – drizzle a small amount over each cookie ball – sprinkle with the Gold Sugar and chill until fully set

Nutrition Information

Yield

40 Servings

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 11mgSodium 47mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

I think these would be a wonderful homemade gift idea!! Of course, I'll have to make extras for myself! :)

Evelyn Osborn

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

I just now noticed there are cherries inside! Oh yum! A perfect little mouthful! Pinned!

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