These Chocolate Almond Balls are a scrumptious Christmas candy with a chocolate filling and cookie crumb crust. You’ll only need 3 ingredients to make this easy holiday recipe!
Everyone makes fudge, sugar cookies, and gingerbread for Christmas, right?
If you want to be unique, make Chocolate Almond Balls instead!
Out of all of the Christmas recipes on the internet, I only found one other post with this recipe.
And I don’t know why more people don’t make these, because they are probably one of the easiest Christmas candies out there.
You’ll only need three ingredients, a microwave, and a fridge to make these yummy bites.
That’s right! No stove or oven required.
How to make Chocolate Almond Balls – Step by Step
BREAK 12 ounces of Hershey’s with Almonds bars into pieces and melt in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time. STIR after every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.
ALLOW the chocolate to cool for a few minutes, then fold in 4 ounces of whipped topping.
PLACE the mixture in the fridge until set up (around 30 minutes – 1 hour).
ROLL the chilled mixture into 1-inch balls and then gently roll in 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs.
STORE the chocolate almond balls in an air-tight container in the fridge.
A study from 2017 found that when consumed separately, “almonds and chocolate have each been linked to lower blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and hunger levels.”
However, that doesn’t mean you should down 4 or more of these chocolate almond balls at once!
According to the study we have about 270 discretionary calories every day, so that would be 24 almonds and 1 square of dark chocolate, or 2 of these almond balls.
As it is with all things in life, the key is moderation.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
This is a messy recipe. so make sure you roll quickly. I find that an hour in the refrigerator is the perfect amount of time for the chocolate mixture to set but still be soft enough to roll.
If you can’t find Hershey’s with Almonds, you can use regular Hershey’s bars (or your favorite chocolate bar!) and add in 1/2 cup whole almonds (or leave them out too 😉 ).
The easiest way to get fine crumbs from the vanilla wafers is to use a blender or food processor.
You can buy any size Hershey’s with Almonds, it just needs to equal 12 ounces. So that’s 2 of the Giant size bars, 3 of the XL bars, and 5 of the King size bars.
Try substituting the vanilla wafers for your favorite vanilla cookies like Lorna Doone, Keebler Butter Cookie, or Pepperidge Farm Chessmen.
More Like This
Looking for more Christmas treats? You’ll love these!
- Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- Delicious Marshmallow Fudge
- Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate
- Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites
- Christmas Cracker Candy
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Chocolate Almond Balls
- 12 ounces Hershey’s with Almonds bars
- 4 ounces whipped topping
- 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, 14 mini cookies
- Break the Hershey’s with Almonds bars into pieces and melt in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Allow the chocolate to cool for a few minutes, then fold in the whipped topping.
- Place the mixture in the fridge until set up (around 30 minutes – 1 hour).
- Roll the chilled mixture into 1-inch balls and then gently roll the balls in the crushed vanilla wafer crumbs.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.