Almond Balls

chocolate cream pie ballsJust so everyone is clear, let me begin today’s post with an explanation.

When my sister-in-law first introduced me to these Almond Balls, they weren’t what I expected.  I mean, there’s not a lot of almond in those balls.  Maybe I should have titled them “Chocolate Almond Balls” or “Chocolate Cream Pie Balls” or something like that.  They are mostly chocolate, rolled in… not almonds… cookie crumbs.

Robb is taking some time off for the holidays, and he is super concerned that I’m going to spend that time blogging.  (Who? Me?!)  “Why don’t you just do a bunch of baking, and get all your posts ready ahead of time?” he says.

Sure.  No Problem.  Like I don’t already have gifts to buy and wrap, cards to create and send, friends to meet with, parties to attend, afghans to knit, holiday music to practice and perform, to say nothing of the dishes, laundry, house cleaning, dinner making, parenting and other responsibilities I am already behind on.

No problem.  I’ll just squeeze a half dozen new recipes in between the morning carpool and my shower.  Hmpf.

chocolate cream pie almond balls

Every year, my sis-in-law and I spend a day baking for the holidays.  We make things you need two people for, like pumpkin rolls, and graham cracker pudding, and enough sugar cookies to feed an army.  Tucked in among the complicated recipes are these super duper easy little balls of chocolate delight.

Let’s be realistic, some days you need something super duper easy.  I’m talking three-ingredients easy.  No-bake easy.  My-5-year-old-can-make-these easy.

That’s the zone I’m living in today.

chocolate almond ballsno-bake chocolate almond

Here’s an idea of what you’re in for:

Combine some melted chocolate bars with whipped topping.  Chill.  Drop spoonfuls into cookie crumbs.  Freeze.  Inhale.

I mean, if this is the kind of baking I’m going to be doing, I think I could get a lot done before lunch!

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Almond Balls
A recipe for an easy no-bake chocolate almond treat.
Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 24
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 8-9 oz. chocolate with almonds candy bars
  • about 40-50 vanilla wafers, crushed
  • (*optional for gluten free: gluten free graham crackers, crushed)
  1. Melt candy bars in microwave, in 30 second intervals, stirring between each. Combine with thawed whipped topping, until completely combined.
  2. Chill mixture for 1-2 hours.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of mixture into a dish filled with wafer crumbs (or GF cracker crumbs) and roll to coat. Place balls on a tray or baking sheet, and freeze several hours or over night.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer, serve frozen.
You can use one large candy bar, or several small, to equal about 8-9 oz. I used 6 regular size bars (1.45 oz each). For a gluten-free option, coat balls in gluten free graham cracker crumbs instead of vanilla wafers.

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7 thoughts on “Almond Balls

  1. john@kitchenriffs

    These sound delish! And it’s always great to have some easier recipes you can rely on. Blogging does take some work, doesn’t it? And those that don’t do it just don’t understand! Anyway, good stuff – thanks.

  2. Rayleen

    Hi, just wondering what frozen whipped topping is? and what I could substitute for it as I have never heard of it in Australia? These look seriously delish!

    1. Jen Post author

      Rayleen, in the US, the most common brand name is Cool Whip. I didn’t realize you didn’t have anything like that in Australia! You could try using regular whipped cream, but the texture is a bit softer, so I’m not positive how they would turn out. You might have to keep them frozen. Good luck, let me know how they turn out!


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