3 No-Bake Christmas Cookie Balls (Peanut Butter, Rum, and Chocolate Hazelnut)
Hi Bold Bakers!
Do you need a last minute holiday gift?
Well look no further because I've got these amazing no-bake Christmas cookie balls, all
the different flavors perfect for the holiday season.
As always the recipe can be found on BiggerBolderBaking.com and make sure to go to my website because
I've got loads of holiday recipes over there.
Okay let's get started with our first flavor which is a peanut butter snowball.
In a large bowl add in nice soft room temperature butter and into this we're going to add in
smooth peanut butter.
If you don't eat peanuts you can also use any kind of nut butter.
So right now I'm just gonna mix these two ingredients together before I add the rest
of the ingredients.
So we mix those two ingredients first so the butter gets nice and smooth and that's why
it's really important to have it at room temperature, so easy to mix.
Okay this is looking good, smells delicious.
Of course it does its peanut butter and butter.
Now into this we're going to add in our cookie crumbs now here I have graham crackers but
you can use any kind of cookie that you like.
Digestive biscuits would also work really well.
You can grind up your cookies in a food processor or do it the old fashioned way put them in
a bag and bang them with a rolling pin.
Just get them really nice and fine.
Our last ingredient is some powdered sugar for sweetness.
Then just mix it all together until it forms a dough.
Okay its as simple as that, five ingredients, no bake, tastes delicious, now we're gonna
pop this into the fridge and let it chill for around two hours so it will be much easier
So it's been two hours, my dough is nice and chilled, ready to be scooped, so here I have
a tablespoon measure, and all we're going to do is scoop a level tablespoon and then
just roll it in the palm of your hand until it roughly forms a circle this is gonna give
you around one or two bites but honestly make them as big or as small as you like.
Then toss them in your powdered sugar, make him look like a snowball.
And then lay them onto a tray lined with parchment paper.
And then just continue rolling all of your mix up.
So if you're going to give these as Christmas gifts I think a really good idea is to make
the three flavors and then you can mix and match them in boxes and give your friends
and family a little bit of a taste of everything so these cookie balls keep really well in
the fridge for up to 10 days what I like to do just before I eat them I let them sit at
room temperature for around 15-20 minutes then I eat them I just think the flavor is
so much better.
Oh my gosh.
If you're a fan of salty and sweet you're going to love these.
And the fact that they look like little snowballs, perfect holidays.
So that's one flavor the next one we're making is a rum ball.
Into your bowl add some chopped toasted pecans.
Powdered sugar, some unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla wafer crumbs you can use any type
of biscuit wafer at all, will work really well.
Then with a spatula just mix all these ingredients together.
So to bring these balls together we're going to add in some maple syrup, it's kind of like
your sweet glue.
So here we have a tipple of dark rum now this works really well in this recipe however if
you don't drink rum or don't want it, replace it with some orange juice and that will work
And with a spatula just mix them together until it forms a dough.
Yeah, that packs a punch, wow.
You want to chill this in the fridge for around 2 hours also let it get nice and firm and
then we're gonna scoop it.
So our rum ball dough is nice and cold, so jus like the last one we're going to do a
level tablespoon scoop, and shape it in our hands.
Once you've go it into a nice little ball we're gonna toss it into some toasted chopped
So for this step don't be afraid to get the pecans nice and fine because you want to make
sure that they really coat your cookie ball.
So with these cookie balls, you will notice that you can get really creative and actually
put your own spin there are a handful of ingredients but if you roughly follow my guidelines you
can change up the nuts, you can add different cookies, whatever you like.
So another way to make these really fancy for the holidays you can dip them in chocolate
and then they automatically become truffles.
And who doesn't want to receive homemade truffles.
I'm not gonna lie to you these definitely have a kick.
But it's good, it's a good kinda kick.
Tastes like the holidays which is exactly what you want, nutty, has a.
little bit of booze in it, sweet, mm, perfect, says Christmas to me all over.
I'm not gonna fill up on these as much as I want to because next we're making a chocolate
So in a nice large bowl we're going to add in ground Oreos.
If you can't get Oreos in your country feel free to use any type of chocolate cookie.
And just so you know for this recipe I leave in the filling because it helps hold the balls
Next we're to add some chopped toasted hazelnuts.
And then of course a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder.
And then just give these a stir together.
So I'm making this ball for the holidays because it reminds me of a Ferrero Rocher and in Ireland
you would often get given those as gifts and I just thought they were the fanciest things
ever when I was young.
Kinda still do.
Okay so into this we're gonna put in an ingredient that's gonna hold it all together, Nutella.
And then just like before mix it together until it forms a dough.
So this is a little bit of a firmer dough so if you need to pop it into the fridge do
so but I'm gonna scoop them right now.
So to differentiate these a little bit we're going to roll them in cocoa powder.
So with your measuring spoon scoop around a level tablespoon.
Give it a little bit of a mold in the palm of your hand like so and then just toss it
into your cocoa powder.
The great thing about covering stuff in cocoa powder is it covers in a multitude of sins,
so you might think like these might not look so pretty and then you put cocoa powder all
over them and they look really professional.
Because these are handmade they all look a little bit different but really beautiful
and professionally done.
I'm a huge chocolate fan I think that's kind of a given, but it just seems like a really
simple easy no bake way to make a Ferrero Rocher.
These Christmas cookie balls will last up to 10 days in the refrigerator so they're
perfect for gift-giving this holiday season.
People love to receive edible gifts around the holidays they come from the heart a lot
of thought is put into them, and the look beautiful.
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