Chocolate Balls

    5 hours 15 minutes

    There is a little bit of waiting but they are definitely worth the effort with a crisp outside and a soft chocolate inside.

    41 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • 2 eggs
    • 2/3 cup white sugar
    • 125g dark cooking chocolate
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/3 cup plain flour
    • 2 1/2 cups (280g) almond meal
    • 1/3 cup (60g) icing sugar, for decoration

    Preparation:12min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Extra time:5hours resting  ›  Ready in:5hours15min 

    1. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
    2. Grate the cooking chocolate and add to egg mixture.
    3. Add cinnamon, vanilla, flour and almond meal then beat well.
    4. Shape into a ball then chill in refrigerator at least one hour.
    5. Shape chilled dough into small balls about 2cm in diameter. Roll each in sifted icing sugar.
    6. Place balls on greased baking tray and allow to dry in the warm kitchen for 4-5 hours.
    7. Bake at 240 degrees C for 3-5 minutes.
    8. Cool in the baking tray for 10 minutes.

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    This recipe makes no sense. when do you mix the ingredients together? how do you get the chocolate coating and when do you apply? A lot of missing information.  -  21 Nov 2014


    This recipe is awesome! For my French class, the final was to make a recipe and then do other work showing how to make it, etc. I chose this recipe and my class loved it. I didn't use almonds, however. Instead, I used crushed cinnamon graham crackers. Believe me, it is a great alternative to use rather than the traditional almonds.  -  15 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these for my French class, and they were a big success. I would recommend using a food processor for the almonds and the chocolate. It's a huge time saver and it's really easy. I just used a small one that attached to my blender, so you don't need a big fancy one. Also, when you bake them, don't use a convection overn. I did, and my cookies didn't turn out as crunchy as I had hoped. This is a great recipe, I'm definately making these again!  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)