Choc Peppermint Balls

No-Bake Choc Peppermint Balls

What do you do with leftover candy canes? You make choc peppermint balls! This indulgent Christmas treat is essentially my basic rum ball recipe minus the rolled coconut at the end. Instead, roll them in chocolate and top with crushed candy canes!

No bake Choc peppermint balls with candy canes
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Chocolate Peppermint Balls Recipe

Christmas just is not the same without a batch of delicious rum balls! We always make them a few days before Christmas and do our best to resist eating them before the 25th.

My original rum ball recipe is my most popular post in December. They are easy to make and only 5 ingredients. You don’t even have to add the rum. Check it out here.

For choc peppermint balls, you don’t need the rum! But I guess if you really wanted…

One thing that isn’t quickly devoured in our household though is candy canes.

Choc Peppermint Balls

What To Do With Extra Candy Canes

Candy canes are such an easy class gift and the kids come up with a load of them each year. They usually eat one, remember they don’t really like them, and the candy canes end up sitting there uneaten! Not anymore!

This recipe was a last-minute experiment that was an instant hit! Even with the kids. As if they’d turn down chocolate coated rum balls!!!

They are essentially chocolate covered rum balls topped with crushed-up candy cane to give them a blast of mint flavour goodness!

Mixing bowl with ingredients and candy canes

What You Need

  • 1 pack sweet biscuits (E.g. Arnott’s Arrowroot, Marie, etc)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • Pack of milk chocolate melts
  • Candy canes
choc mint balls on tray

How To Make Choc Peppermint Balls

  1. Crush biscuits in a food processor or use a sealed sandwich bag with a few biscuits at a time and smash with a rolling pin.
  2. Mix in cocoa and coconut.
  3. Add condensed milk and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter.
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave or stovetop.
  6. Roll balls in melted chocolate until covered. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Crush candy canes into small pieces and sprinkle on top of chocolate balls before the chocolate hardens.
  8. Place in refrigerator until set.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Adding Peppermint Extract

I did not add any peppermint extract to my peppermint bliss balls, simply because my kids aren’t fans of minty flavours already. They love them with the crushed candy cane on top and that is just enough mint flavouring to suit them.

If you adore mint flavours, you could add a couple of drops of your favourite mint extract or peppermint oil for an extra burst of flavour!

Recipe Variations

Next year I am going to try this recipe with white chocolate too because I think it will be even better… if that is even possible!!

OR like I mentioned earlier, add rum just like you would to my basic recipe and create peppermint rum balls coated in delicious chocolate!

No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Balls

A sweet festive treat to share or a fun way to use up extra candy canes after Christmas, these no bake choc peppermint balls taste amazing.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: choc peppermint balls, no bake chocolate balls
Servings: 20 balls
Author: Holly

Ingredients

  • 1 pack sweet biscuits E.g. Arnott’s Arrowroot, Marie, etc
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 pack milk chocolate melts
  • Candy canes

Instructions

  • Crush biscuits in a food processor.
  • Mix in cocoa and coconut.
  • Add condensed milk and mix well.
  • Roll into balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or stovetop.
  • Roll balls in melted chocolate until covered. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Crush candy canes into small pieces and sprinkle on top of chocolate balls before the chocolate hardens.
  • Place in refrigerator until set.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Note: If you do not have a food processor to crush your biscuits and candy canes, use a sealed sandwich bag with a few at a time and crush with a rolling pin or similar item. It takes a little longer but less to clean up afterwards!

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