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3 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Balls

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!

Chocolate almond balls on a white plate.

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

Chocolate almond ball ingredients on a table.

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.

Melted chocolate in a white bowl.

ALLOW the chocolate to cool for a few minutes, then fold in 4 ounces of whipped topping.

Christmas chocolate candy mixture in a bowl.

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.

Almond balls being made.

STORE the chocolate almond balls in an air-tight container in the fridge.

FAQ’s

Is Hershey’s with almonds good for you?

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

Chocolate almond balls are an easy Christmas candy.

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.

Vanilla wafer crumbs in a white bowl.

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.

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Chocolate almond balls are an easy Christmas candy.

Chocolate Almond Balls

The Ashcroft Family Table
You'll only need 3 ingredients to make these Chocolate Almond Balls: a Christmas candy with a chocolate filling and cookie crumb crust!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 2 mins
Additional Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 17 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 25 balls
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces Hershey’s with Almonds bars
  • 4 ounces whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, 14 mini cookies

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 19mgSugar: 9g
Keyword almond balls, almond chocolate balls, chocolate almond balls, christmas chocolate candy, easy christmas candy, homemade christmas candy
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Recipe Rating




Leah Johnson

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Do you power down your microwave to melt the chocolate?

Jessica Ashcroft

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

No! I just used the high setting. It usually takes 2 or 3 times to get the chocolate melted.

Jessica

Monday 14th of December 2020

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