Mum's no-bake chocolate snowballs are delicious easy to make chocolate balls made from just 6 ingredients. This is a fantastic holiday recipe kids will love!
Folks, these tasty no-bake chocolate snow balls prove that Christmas baking doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming.
And when I said in the introduction that this is a recipe kids will love, I meant it.
How do I know?
Well you see, years ago as a kid I loved baking these with my mum. They were a Christmas favourite. Plus as a child I was able to get chocolate all over my hands and lick it off!
Roll forward X number of years and I'm still licking the chocolate off my fingers but now as an adult. Ha ha!
I have many great baking memories from when I was a child.
Together with my mum and my little brother we baked scones, flapjacks, rock buns and so many more recipes I can't remember.
Then when Christmas came around we rolled these chocolate snow balls together. Great times!
My mum made and cooked everything from scratch. She still does. Now you see where I get my enthusiasm for cooking from?
You should have seen the birthday cakes she made. There were huge chocolate cake castles as well as thomas the tank engine shaped cakes too!
The Christmas cake was a large traditional affair where the fruit was soaked in booze for weeks before. Then it was covered in a thick layer of marzapan icing and then another layer of thick white icing.
I usually made myself feel ill by eating too much of the icing. 😆
So folks I know we're all exceptionally busy getting ready for the big day but if you can find yourself just 20 minutes you can easily make these. Then they take just 10 minutes to set.
You could make a batch of these 10 no-bake snow balls and take them into work the next day?
However you decide to enjoy your snow balls, I know you'll just love them!
Big thanks to mum for sending me your recipe and letting me post it here for everyone to enjoy!
And if you're looking for another excellent chocolate recipe for Christmas why not check out my Chocolate Log recipe?
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Mum's no-bake chocolate snowballs are delicious easy to make chocolate balls made from just 6 ingredients. This is fantastic holiday recipe kids will love!
Mum’s No-Bake Chocolate Snowballs Recipe
Enjoy these mini chocolate snow balls on their own or with a cup of tea. The question is, will one be enough?
These chocolate balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can freeze these chocolate balls by placing the airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Make sure you defrost these chocolate balls in the fridge overnight before consuming.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Mum’s No-Bake Chocolate Snowballs Recipe
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- 60 g margarine
- 3 tablespoon condensed milk lighter / reduced fat version if available
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoon desiccated coconut plus some extra for rolling the balls in
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
- 12 digestive biscuits* crushed into crumbs reduced fat if available
- Beat the margarine and condensed milk together in a large bowl until creamy.
- Stir in the cocoa powder, desiccated coconut and vanilla essence. Mix well together.
- Add the crushed biscuits and work all the mixture together until stiff.
- Using your hands make 12 balls and roll them in the extra desiccated coconut then leave them to set.
Ashika | Gardening Foodie
I really love the ease of this recipe Neil. Especially during this crazy busy month, these no bake snowballs make a really delicious and easy dessert. Thank you to your amazing mum and to you for sharing this great recipe 🙂
These no bake snowballs are just the thing this month aren't they Ashika? I'm glad you like them! 🙂
David @ Spiced
As a kid, getting chocolate all over your hands was the best ever! Heck, even as an adult, I don't mind it. These snowballs sound delicious, and I love how easy they are to make. And I bet these brought back some great memories when you made 'em!
I had to ask my Mum for the recipe as I couldn't remember how to make them David. It had been that long. But yes making them brought back many great memories and I intend to make many more batches. 🙂
Neil, what a great recipe and what fun you must have had cooking with your mum. Your Mum's Chocolate Snowballs are similar to the Swedish Chokladbollar. Chokladbollar is one of the most popular sweet cakes with kids (and adults) in Sweden. We roll our version in coconut or pearl sugar. But, ours are much higher in calories and fat as here butter is used. Also, ground oatmeal is used most often here instead of digestives. With that said, the Swedish version is too rich for my taste, but yours sound very good.
Thanks Ron. I actually really like the sound of your Swedish Chokladbollar. I don't mind a bit of butter, but what appeals ot me is the ground oatmeal you use in it. You could probably use ground oatmeal in my version just thinking about it. If you couldn't get or didn't have digestive biscuits.
How fun! They really sound good. And no-bake is right up my alley! I especially love that these bring back memories for you.
Got to love a no-bake cake recipe at Christmas. There's just so much to do isn't there Mimi? 🙂
Licking the chocolate off my fingers is perhaps the best part of homemade candy haha. I love this simple yet delicious version. It's also super versatile. But the most important part is that anyone can whip up this in no time (Well of course if they want to make biscuits from scratch) 🙂
It's just such a fun and easy bake Ben. I'm glad you like it and thanks so much for your 5* rating. 😀
Fantastic! I can't wait to bake these with the children at nursery and can't wait to tell you how they came out! I might have to double the recipe as I have over 20 children at my nursery.
These are perfect snowballs for making with your children at the nursery Rukhsar. My mum used to make these with myself and my little brother and we loved licking the spoons and bowls during the process! Hope you have fun and enjoy them. And thanks for your taking the time to rate and comment on my recipe! 😀
I have made similar for years, but popped a big marshmallow into the centre of each ball and covered it with the mixture. Great for the freezer.
I love it! That sounds like a great thing to do as an extra treat to these no-bake chocolate snow balls!
Oooh these take me back a bit! I must make them - thanks for sharing the recipe. Do you think they’d be ok to freeze? Otherwise I’d risk eating them all in one go!!
Hi Joan. Thanks for your comment. Yes, you can make these and freeze them. I have updated the recipe with storing and freezing instructions. Many thanks! And I hope you enjoy them!
These chocolate snowballs look great, Neil! And I love how your mum made everything from scratch -- she definitely passed on that talent to you! Merry Christmas!
That's really nice of you to say that Michelle. Thank you very much and Merry Christmas to you too!