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3 No-Bake Christmas Cookie Balls (Peanut Butter Snowball, Rum Ball, Chocolate Hazelnut Balls)

My 3 Christmas Cookie Balls — Peanut Butter Snowballs, Rum Balls, and Chocolate Hazelnut Balls — are the sweet and perfect bite for any occasion this holiday season.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Each year by the time the holidays roll around I’ve had my fair share of holiday parties, events, and get togethers. While oftentimes we think entertaining needs big, over-the-top, complex desserts, the truth is all you really need to make is one very special sweet bite. Instead of making the same old truffles and cookies, how about giving my Christmas Cookie Balls a try! These 3 different no-bake cookie balls are jam-packed with holiday flavor.

Whether you fancy a Classic Rum Ball, a rich Peanut Butter Snowball or a Chocolate and Hazelnut Ball, I have plenty for you to try!

What are Christmas Cookie Balls Made of?

All three of these recipes use cookie crumbs.

From Rum Balls made with vanilla wafer crumbs, to Peanut Butter Snowballs using graham cracker crumbs, to Chocolate Hazelnut Balls (a version of Oreo Cookie Balls) each No-Bake Christmas Cookie Ball is jam packed with flavor and texture thanks to the crushed cookies. Each ball is then held together with either nut butter, maple syrup, or butter, and then is rolled to perfection with a sweet coating. The finished Christmas Cookie Balls are a sweet handheld dessert.

I really can’t pick a favorite flavor, either, as each is so different! I guess you’ll just have to try them all!

How big should the cookie balls be?

I like to scoop the balls using a tablespoon measure, leveled. This ensures the balls are uniform in size, never too big or too small, and just the right bite-size treat. The size and nature of these Christmas Cookie Balls make them great for serving big parties, and of course, for giving as a gift!

How do you roll in powdered sugar/cocoa powder?

Each ball is rolled in a special complimentary ingredient. From powdered sugar, to cocoa powder, to ground nuts, the technique is the same.

First I like to chill each cookie ball mixture until it’s nice, firm, and easy to scoop. After scooping, I roll the Christmas Cookie Balls in their sweet coating in a large bowl. The only trick to this process is giving yourself plenty of room to ensure you can generously coat each ball.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs

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These super festive Peanut Butter Snowballs are coated in a thick layer of powdered sugar, making them look just like bite-size snowballs! Get my No-Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs recipe (all ingredients and measurements here)!

No-Bake Rum Balls

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These are not your granny’s Rum Balls! This vintage classic no-bake treat has stuck around for good reason. Packed with toasted pecans, vanilla cookie crumbs, and of course dark rum, these balls are a tiny burst of flavor and crunch! Get my No-Bake Classic Rum Balls recipe (all ingredients and measurements here)!

No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Balls

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Last (but not least) my Chocolate Hazelnut Balls have one of my favorite flavor combinations: rich chocolate and buttery hazelnuts. Made with whole crushed Oreo cookies, smooth Nutella, and crunchy toasted hazelnuts, these little balls pack a big fudgy punch! Get my Chocolate Hazelnut Balls recipe (all ingredients and measurements here)!

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Flutterbye
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Flutterbye
11 months ago

Mrs. Gemma,
I would like to purchase your mug cookbook for my son, but I can’t seen to find the link. Where should I go?
Thank You
Dee

Mila
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Mila
11 months ago

Merry Christmas to all.????????
And a big thank you to Gemma and crew for all their hard work making these videos for us.
Looking forward to many more ????????

Merlita Toledo
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Merlita Toledo
11 months ago

Merry Christmas Gemma, i enjoy your recipe, more success in life, happy holidays and Godbless.

Ginette Pasteris
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Ginette Pasteris
11 months ago

Thank you so so much for sharing these recipes with us.

Haley
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11 months ago

I love the texture of no bake cookies. They’re delicious!

Shortstuf
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Shortstuf
11 months ago

Hey! I will have to give this a try!! Looks so good (as do all your recipes!!) Thanks so much for all your amazing recipes and videos!! Also, which food processor do you use? I’ve been wanting to get a good one and yours seems to work great! Thanks 🙂

Merrin James
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Merrin James
11 months ago

Wow!!! I’m definitely gonna try this recipe!! I have to get more peanut butter though.. wait, could I use creamy as well as crunchy peanut butter?
I’m so excited!!

Aisha ahmed
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Aisha ahmed
11 months ago

Could you replace the peanut butter in the balls for a cookie butter

Bonnie
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Bonnie
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing ! delicious !

Melissa Burns
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Melissa Burns
11 months ago

Gemma can i use bacardi gold instead of dark rum in your rum balls i happen to have it on hand already

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