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Candy Cane Snowballs

Candy Cane Snowballs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 24
Chocolate and whipped cream cookies rolled in chopped nuts and crushed candy canes.
By Girl Who Ate Everything
Updated May 23, 2017


  • 2 (7.0 oz) Hershey's® milk chocolate candy bars
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 4 candy canes, finely crushed (about 1/3 cup)


  • 1
    Break the milk chocolate candy bars into pieces and place into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Let cool until just slightly warm.
  • 2
    While chocolate is cooling, chop pecans and crush the candy canes. An easy way to crush the candy canes is by placing them in a resealable plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush them. Place chopped pecans and crushed candy canes on a plate and toss so they are incorporated. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place thawed whipped topping in a medium bowl and fold in chocolate gently. Mixture will be soft. Place back in the refrigerator to set up for 5-10 minutes if too soft.
  • 4
    Using a cookie scooper, scoop a walnut sized portion of the chocolate/whipped cream mixture and place it on the nut and candy cane mixture. Roll it around until it's fully coated. Place on a plate. Repeat with the remainder of the mixture. Place balls in the refrigerator (or freezer) until ready to serve.

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  • This recipe has been in my husband’s family for years. But this year, I surprised him with my own take on the family recipe -- crushed candy canes! These cookies are a light and airy ball of chocolate and whipped cream rolled in finely chopped nuts.This is one of those recipes that you don’t mess with. Except that I did – much to the horror of my husband who doesn’t like to stray from what he has known for years. But I wanted to make them a little more festive so I decided to roll them in some crushed candy canes as well. These Candy Cane Snowballs are a slight twist on a refreshing and chilly family recipe. I even caught my husband sneaking them from the refrigerator so I think he got over my slight variation. Happy Holidays!
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