Food Fun Friday: Chocolate Snowballs

Chocolate Snowballs, #recipe, #chocolate

I made these Chocolate Snowballs for the first time over Christmas. I was originally inspired by this recipe for Almond Balls that I saw at Jen's Favorite Cookies. I modified it a little to make it more of a winter treat. The result is a delicious treat that tastes like you are eating an ice cream ball. Yup, an ice cream ball. Let that sink in for a minute. How can that be wrong? I served them to guests who could not get enough and they are big hit with kids as well. Click below to find out how to make them.

You will need:
  • Vanilla wafer cookies (40-50 crushed cookies)
  • Cool Whip (one 8 oz tub, thawed)
  • 8-9 oz of Hershey's bars with Almonds
  • Powdered sugar
*Though the vanilla wafers are pictured here, we made these a gluten free snack by using crushed gluten free cookies. I also used lite Cool Whip this time and it didn't change the taste.

Chocolate Snowballs Recipe, #recipe

Break up your chocolate bars and place them in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Keep on microwaving at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted. If you are having kids help, make sure the bowl is not too hot.

Place the thawed Cool Whip in a medium sized bowl, add the melted chocolate and stir. You don't have a lot of time for this step if you want the chocolate the get blended in really well. The chocolate will start hardening once it goes into the Cool Whip, so start stirring right away.

When the chocolate and Cool Whip have been thoroughly combined, chill the mixture for a few hours. While the mixture is chilling crush your wafers into crumbs. The easiest way I found to do this was to place the wafers into a zip top bag and crush them with a rolling pin. I bet kids would have a blast crushing wafers! 

After chilling, scoop out the mixture by the spoonful and roll in the crushed wafer crumbs. 

After they have been coated with the cookie crumbs, pour some powdered sugar onto a plate and roll the balls through it.

Recipe for chocolate snowballs, #recipe

These balls will not be perfectly round since the mixture is still fairly soft. Place them on a cookie sheet and freeze overnight.

Chocolate Snowballs, #chocolate

Chocolate Snowballs Recipe, #recipe

When you serve these Chocolate Snowballs you will want to make sure your kids eat them right away. If they take too long they will start melting. Of course, that's always fun too!

For another fun winter treat check out our Meringue Snowmen.

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  1. Vicky - I am definitely going to try this! Yum!

  2. These sound very good, and your helpers are adorable!

  3. Another great recipe and I like how they are each going to be unique like a real snowball and if I read the directions correctly they also seem to be no bake and THAT I totally love! I'm pinning this! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree this week, hopefully you got my previous comment that you popcorn was featured in my new linky post :)

    1. Yes, I did Katie! Thanks so much! And yes, no bake, just freeze.

  4. I love easy, simple cookie recipes like this!

  5. Great idea. I love this recipe. I'm going to give it a try. I'm also pinning. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  6. Oh my they sound YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  7. mmmmm chocolate! my favorite :-)

    This looks so easy thank you for linking up to Sharing Saturday

  8. Fun treat! Btw, I'm hopping by from Pinteresting Party and hope you'll join my Snowflake Blog Hop, too.

  9. Yum! And everyone looks like they are having so much fun making them! I'd love for you to come over and join my Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  10. these look so yummy! featuring it on my yellow & orange themed kid's co-op post on friday at stop by and pick up a button :)

  11. These look and sound tasty! Easy to make too!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  12. Aww adorable kiddos :) It is so fun to get them in the kitchen and cooking.

    If you don't mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

  13. Delicious! We are always looking for new cookie ideas! I'd love for you to share this on my new linky, Share and TEll!

  14. Do not eat brown snow, unless it's THESE! YUMMY!

  15. My daughter would LOVE to get her hands in on this one, once she's better (winter flu, sigh). It does look yummy, and kid friendly. Thanks for posting it! Lynaea @

  16. Hello!
    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!


  17. Ohhh yum. I want to try these with my kids.

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots and letting you know that I'm featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.