Chocolate Balls & Spooky Treats

Chocolate Balls!

I was invited to my daughter’s school to help make cookies the other day. It was a great time had by all! Another mom and I helped the teacher set up and then we all made a huge mess! The outcome was something sweet, and then we cleaned up and went home. That is the short version of course!

To elaborate on this story just a little, the kids were beating the cookies on the newly placed tablecloths with rolling pins, glass cups, and forks. They then put the mashed cookies in a bowl. Butter was then added and one kid was assigned all the kids at each table used their warm hands to mix the cookies with the butter to make crumbles. Nutella, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and jelly were added next… and you guessed it… all the kids mixed!   Voilà… This thick, dark mixture came from what had started out as dry cookies?! I was amazed because, believe it or not, I have never made these until this day.

I tried this recipe two times since then, sharing all my balls so that I would not gain the extra weight of course!!!

The first time I used all of their ingredients:

  • 450 grams of plain, lightly sweetened cookies
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of jelly
  • Coconut flakes in a bowl for final coating

The second time I made it more the way I like it… simple!

  1. Crumble the 450g of cookies just the same either way.
  2. Add 100g of butter and mix with CLEAN bare hands so that the butter melts and transforms the dry cookies into crumbles.
  3. Add in 2 tablespoons of Nutella, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, and a teaspoon of vanilla.
  4. Ball it up and roll it in coconut… or not if you don’t want that final touch. “That’s all folks!”

Unlike the kiddie version above, please see below that I mashed the cookies in a big bowl with the bottom of a ceramic coffee cup. This was, of course, way less messy. Then, I simply continued to add the ingredients in the same bowl so that there weren’t too many dirty dishes. I know, it must have been my over-thinking side kicking itself into full speed on this one! Anyways, it was a bit easier and I wasn’t mad about it because I didn’t have the extra help. 😉

Although the messy way was more fun… I will leave that version to the professionals! 🙂

After attending this function I found this video:

Now you can see how the “Spooky Treats” developed. 😉 I hope that you like this recipe, and the one in the video, they are both good!

I do hope that you are enjoying the spooky season change so far!

As always, “Welcome” to all and I hope to see you again soon! If you haven’t been here before I would like to see you again too.

Christy 😃

37 thoughts on “Chocolate Balls & Spooky Treats

  1. Andrea says:

    Your husband is Romanian right?
    Because your daughter had a really “Eastern European look”. Especially the eyes.
    Even though my entire family is from Bosnia, I funnily enough don’t look very Easter European! I wish I did though, because I really like it!

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  2. Kathy Wire says:

    Oh, I love that this is no-bake, and it looks delicious!
    I was reminded of another recipe I used to use in my classroom:
    Edible Chocolate Play Dough
    3 cups powdered sugar
    6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    3/4 cup dry milk powder
    1/2 cup butter at room temperature
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Mix and knead by hand until desired consistency (something like a Tootsie Roll). Once you are finished making shapes and playing, this dough is edible!


  3. ourlittleredhouseblog says:

    These are so cute. I used to do peanut butter mice cookies when my kids were little, they loved making those. I have never seen the chocolate one before. I will have to show my daughter, she is a chocolate fanatic. My son is still a big peanut butter fan.

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