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No-Bake Fudge Snowballs for Christmas

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These easy fudge “snowballs” are a great addition to a Christmas dainty platter. With only 7 ingredients and no baking, this recipe is quick to whip up for a holiday party. The no-bake fudge ball can be rolled in a variety of toppings depending on your preference: sprinkles, icing sugar, crushed nuts, coconut etc. I’m sure you’ll love them!

Ingredients for Fudge Snowballs

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
  • 2 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Topping for Rolling (Sprinkles, Icing Sugar, Coconut etc.)
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  • Slowly melt chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler.
  • Remove from heat and add evaporated milk and salt.
  • Add icing sugar and vanilla.
  • Chill for at least 20 min.
  • Roll into balls and cover in topping.

Fudge Snowballs Tips & Tricks

Serving the Chocolate Chip Squares

Be careful to avoid seizing the chocolate. This happens when you boil the water too much and some steam gets into the chocolate. Slowly bring the water to temperature warming it until the chocolate and butter start to melt. Turn heat down or maintain the temperature once things start to melt together. If the chocolate mixture suddenly becomes thick and grainy, it’s seized and won’t work well for fudge snowballs.

Chilling Too Long

Chilling the fudge for too long will stiffen it significantly and make it really hard to scoop and roll into balls. It won’t wreck the fudge, but you’ll have to wait awhile for it to soften to room temperature again. There\’s a nice happy-medium temperature where the fudge is cooled but not cold and soft but not sticky. However the chocolate fudge snowballs will not be ruined if you don’t get the temperature right the first time. This is a very forgiving recipe.

Toppings of Your Choice

While these are called “snowballs” you don’t have to limit yourself to only white toppings like icing sugar or coconut. My family usually does sprinkles. Here are some topping ideas to roll your fudge snowballs in:

  • Icing Sugar
  • Coconut
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed nuts
  • Cocoa
  • Crushed Candy (candy canes for Christmas!)
  • Cookie Crumbs


We are featuring 12 recipes that are holiday favourites from Decor Cabinets staff. Check out all the recipes on the blog.

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