Desserts can be so complicated and messy that we understand that sometimes, you just don’t have the time or energy to get stuck into making them all the time. So, why not try one of our top picks of fudge ball recipes which are easy enough for children to make, let alone an adult.
The ingredients you’ll need to make this dessert we can guarantee you’ve already got in the house so there’s no need to pop out to the store to get anything!
Fudge balls are mostly made from butter, sugar, and milk and are a type of sugar-based candy melted together into softballs. They make for tasty desserts and snacks for yourself, friends, and dinner parties.
There are so many variations of fudge ball recipes available for you to choose from, we had trouble making this list because there were just so many fun and exciting ones to try out! And we promise that we have a recipe for everyone on this list so you don’t have to miss out regardless of any diet restrictions or preferences.
1. Avocado Fudge Balls
This recipe is a useful way to use up those avocados we know you’ve got in your fridge and who doesn’t love an opportunity to use a zero waste recipe?
You can use up old ingredients whilst also clearing some stuff out of the fridge or freezer! You’ll need (see Amazon ingredient prices via links) coconut cream, maple syrup (or date syrup optionally), vanilla essence, plain chocolate, and obviously the famous avocados!
This recipe serves 12 and takes 5 minutes to prepare so whilst reading this you could be making these avocado fudge balls to enjoy within the hour. It’s as simple as one, two, three with this recipe as all you have to do is blend everything together, spoon the mixture into molds and let it set.
Seriously why are you still here, go! Oh and don’t forget to melt the dark chocolate for that rich, bitter chocolate coating for the fudge balls, it’s the best part.
2. Brigadeiros – Brazilian Fudge Balls
Who doesn’t want a recipe for the creamiest, Brazilian fudge balls that are perfect for any time of the year, but especially the Christmas holidays! The fun doesn’t stop there, they can be coated in any color of your choosing and they met in the mouth upon first taste, nothing better for Christmas than these babies.
They’re going to be impossible to resist so just a warning now because the onus is on you if you can’t stop yourself from gobbling them all down, don’t blame us! Okay, you can. But, will you regret eating them all? No.
Usually, these Brazillian delicacies are made with condensed milk, but this recipe uses marshmallows instead for a creamy fudge and they cook in less than 10 minutes.
3. Helva Sesame Chocolate Raisin Ball Recipe
So, we get it, fudge balls arent always the healthiest snack, so we’ve found you a fibrous fudge ball recipe full of protein, calcium, fiber, and healthy fats for a guilt-free dessert.
There’s nothing wrong with the sweet trepidation you get from other puddings, it’s normal to feel anxious about giving in to your all-time favorites, everyone has their Achilles heel. However today we have a healthy alternative to make your life easier with this Helva sesame chocolate raisin ball recipe.
They’re suitable for vegan, refined sugar, gluten-free, nut-free, and plant-based diets. We told you we have a recipe for everyone. Halva is a sweet made from sesame seeds and is a broad term used to describe sweets across multiple countries, but it’s mostly a mixture of seed or nut butter that has been sweetened for the taste.
4. Chickpea Almond Fudge Balls
This chickpea almond fudge recipe is also often known as laddo, which is mostly made from nuts and comes from Indian heritage. They’re made with desiccated coconut for the individuals wanting to avoid nuts in their recipes which is a great alternative ingredient that has a fantastic taste.
This recipe involves a lot of fun and creativity with some strange methods, but when you get stuck in you’ll see why it’s worth the extra effort.
Spreading flour on a tray and baking for 15 minutes before emptying this into a bowl is the first step. This recipe really is a special fudge ball idea that mostly consists of adding in your ingredients and mixing once the baked flour is done.
5. Choc Fudge Protein Balls
We didn’t think there was anything better than fudge balls, then we found this chocolate fudge protein ball recipe that provides you with bursts of energy whilst spoiling your tastebuds. We recommend keeping these as a stash in the fridge for those midday pick-me-ups because they won’t last long with others around!
Or you can share…we personally wouldn’t, but family and friends do deserve to taste your gorgeous recipes, so we’ll let it lids!
Although if you want to be selfish every once in a while with this recipe, we won’t tell anyone, they’re all yours! All you need to do is combine everything in a bowl, press them into round shapes, add your favorite toppings and bobs your uncle!
6. Christmas Puddini Bonbons
Have we got a Christmas treat for you! These delicate little bonbon fudge balls are the definition of piece de la resistance of any Christmas party or family gathering and just a heads up, they will disappear from sight the moment you take your eyes off them, so eat up what you can whilst you can. Some families are feeders, and some are eaters. Both are dangerous!
It doesn’t help that they look like mini versions of full-size Christmas puddings so they’re impossible to resist trying. They taste exactly like melted chocolate-infused spiced truffles and that’s enough said to make anyone break their morning fast or chocolate ban. We’re not sorry!
7. No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls
As if making the best fudge balls out there wasn’t easy enough, we’ve got this no-bake fudge snowball recipe that is festive, scrumptious, and possibly deadly with how many you and your loved ones will consume this holiday season.
They also resemble those mouth-watering Turkish delight balls from the film Narnia, if you got that reference, we don’t need to say anymore as every child wanted that treat!
It’s amazing how impressionable we are without even needing to physically taste something, looks alone are enough to make us fall in love with this no-bake fudge snowball recipe. And if they weren’t perfect enough, they’re healthy fudgy delights that are vegan, egg-free, gluten-free, and made with so much love we’re not sure they’re actually real, or just live in our fantasies.
8. Chocolate Fudge Cake Ball Recipe
Now, here’s a classic chocolate-covered fudge recipe to tickle those tastebuds into shock. The great thing about fudge balls is that they’re easy to make and suitable for every person out there, including small children and older kids. Fold in your flour, cocoa, baking powder, butter, sugar, and milk and you’ve got a fun mixture to let the kids shape into balls or any other funny shapes they can think of.
With the supervision of an adult, a younger child can make these too on their own provided you sort the oven stuff out for them though because we want no burnt fingers and hands with this recipe! Feel free to get the kids to add their own choice of topping ingredients with this recipe as there is no right or wrong!
9. Almond And Saffron Balls
Any opportunity to combine spices and nuts together in a recipe should be taken immediately as they compliment each other so beautifully like two dancers in a duet! Also, if you can think of any other nut and spice combinations that you think would work, why not try them with this recipe and opt them in instead as a second batch.
Also, yes we’re that confident you’re going to be making a second batch of this recipe so if that doesn’t tell you enough about how good they are then we don’t know what will! The only downside is that you’ll have to soak the almonds overnight in a bowl of water to prepare, however, if you plan your time right, it’s not a major drawback!
10. Beijinho de Coco – Brazilian Coconut Balls Recipe
Coconut recipes are never a failed idea and especially when combined with this Brazillian dream coconut balls recipe that uses condensed milk to make the creamiest, tangy fudge balls. They’re smothered with coconut flakes for the added taste and texture.
We highly recommend them or any party, celebration, or gift as there is not a person on this earth that wouldn’t like your Brazillian coconut ball recipe once they try it! Well, okay maybe if you don’t lie coconut, that’s not true, but you can always try swaying someone over to the coconut-loving side.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens If You Overcook Fudge?
Fudge mixtures that aren’t cooked for long enough have a tendency to turn soft which when set, can make it crumbly and too hard to enjoy. Fudge crystals form when cooking fudge, and when this crystallization process begins too early, hence if it’s being overcooked, few crystals can form properly and they become too large. Resulting in a low-quality fudge.
What Is The Secret To Perfect Fudge?
Make sure you use a heavy-duty pan that is wide enough to cook the fudge well as fudge tends to stick to pans, also make sure you brush the sides of the pan with something to wet it down to aid in unsticking the fudge texture. Lastly, do not stir the mixture whilst cooking as this interrupts the crystal formations.
How Can You Tell If Fudge Is Soft Ball Stage?
Using a glass of ice-cold water tests well for softball stages of fudge. Simply drop a small amount of the mixture once cooled into the glass, if the mixture forms a thread as it sinks, then cook for a little longer until this thread disappears!
In this recipe collection there are some healthier options especially the protein packed fudge balls- did you see them? And there were some more creamy, decadent fudge ball options. Fudge balls, a treat for when you’re on the go or feeling indulgent. If you wrap them with parchment paper squares or use cupcake liners they’ll serve as a lovely treat for those you care about.
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