The simplest yet yummiest ever cookie balls!

These cookie balls, are very easy to make, yet very delicious.

You can roll them in cocoa powder after shaping as you would a chocolate truffle, then wrap them. Or you can dip them in melted chocolate of your choice for a firmer, more chocolatey flavour.

Please do not confuse cookie or cake balls with chocolate truffles as they are not the same. Chocolate Truffles are made out of Pralines or chocolate Ganache fillings and various toppings, they are never made out of crushed cookies or cakes.

The latter are known as balls!


1 large packet Digestive cookies (or any cookies you desire)
125g butter, melted
360g chocolate of your choice, melted

Extra Melted chocolate for dipping

Crush the cookies into a powder. Add the melted butter and melted chocolate, stir to coat all.

Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up and become easier to handle.

Using a measuring tsp, or a melon baller, scoop out a leveled ball of the mixture and roll between your palms in the shape of a ball.

Place on a lined tray with baking paper. Repeat until all balls are shaped.

Place in fridge till ready to dip or roll in cocoa powder.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until just melted.

Do not leave the chocolate on the double boiler after it’s melted, or you will scorch and cause it to split and become gritty.

Dip the balls in the melted chocolate. Lift them out with a chocolate fork, or a regular dinner fork (could be easier). Let excess chocolate drip off, then place on a lined tray.

Leave to set at room temperature overnight. Once dry, wrap with your desired chocolate/candy wrapping paper.


A double boiler common mistake: in a double boiler, the bottoms of the top pan should never be touching the simmering water. Therefore fill with a small amount of water and bring to a simmer before placing the top part (that holds the chocolate). The steam of the simmering water is what melts the chocolate, not the water itself.

Also the simmering water should never get in contact with the chocolate. Therefore make sure to use a smaller pot at the bottom, and a larger one on top.

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