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Nostalgic Chocolate Snowballs with Candy Surprise

Servings 30 chocolate snowballs
Author Natalie


For the chocolate snowballs:

  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • 180 ml. (3/4 cup) milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 300 grams coarsely crushed biscuits or graham crackers

For the candy surprise:

  • Small chocolate bars such as mini Reeseā€™s butter cups, colored chocolate candy, Maltesers, mini marshmallows, etc.

For coating:

  • Ground coconut


  1. Chop the chocolate and put in a bowl.
  2. Add milk, salt and butter and melt together in a microwave or over a double-boiler until everything is melted and smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and stir.
  4. Add crushed biscuits and stir until combined.
  5. Cool the mixture for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator for stabilization.
  6. Take bits of the mixture and roll balls. At the center of each ball hide a small chocolate candy bar and roll the chocolate snowballs with coconut.
  7. Cool for 30 minutes in the refrigerator and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • The chocolate snowballs are kept in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • You can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate in the same amount.
  • Nondairy version: use soy milk instead of milk in the same amount and 60 grams of coconut oil instead of butter.
  • Gluten free version: use gluten free biscuits instead of the plain biscuits in the same amount.
  • You can fill the balls with any candy bar you love.
  • You can coat the chocolate snowballs with Funfetti or small chocolate candy instead of ground coconut.
  • You can skip the surprise and get regular chocolate snowballs.