While these Chocolate Candy Cane Balls are the perfect treat to help celebrate Christmas, they are also great year round! Why save the yummy things for just once a year. They are extremely east to make, even the kids can get involved with rolling and coating the balls, and they also make a great budget friendly DIY homemade Christmas gift. We used Arnott’s Chocolate Ripple biscuits which are a plain chocolate biscuit for those not familiar with them, but you can of course use any biscuit you prefer, chocolate flavoured or not.
The balls only take a few minutes to make, and taste so good that they will likely only last that long once set. First, crush the candy canes in a food processor until only small chunks remain. Set aside around 1 tablespoon of crushed candy cane, and leave the rest in the food processor. Next, add the chocolate biscuits and some softened cream cheese to the processor and process until the mixture completely comes together and begins to form a ball.
Take teaspoons full of biscuit mixture, and roll into balls. Dip the balls into melted milk chocolate using a fork to coat completely, then let sit on a lined baking tray. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes you set aside earlier over the chocolate coated balls. Place the balls in the fridge to set, then serve.
- 250g packet chocolate biscuits
- 125g cream cheese, softened
- 50g peppermint candy canes
- 250g milk chocolate
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
Crush the candy canes in a food processor until some small chunks still remain. Remove approximately 1 tablespoon and set aside. Add the cream cheese and chocolate biscuits to the food processor and process until the mixture is combined and a ball begins to form.
Melt the chocolate according to packet directions. Roll teaspoons full of the biscuit mixture into balls, then roll each ball in the melted chocolate using a fork until covered. Place each ball on the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with the remaining crushed candy canes. Set in the fridge before serving.