Candy Filled Christmas Chocolate Balls


Christmas is a time for celebration. For spending time with loved ones. And let’s not forget eating until you can no longer fit into any of your clothes save your festive onesie.

Nothing says Christmas like a bit of festive baking. Whether that be homemade mince pies, a gingerbread house (or house ruins, depending on the strength of your edible ‘glue’) or your very own Christmas Cake.

If you want to try something a little more low key, but by all means just as festive and fun as the more traditional Christmas makes, why not try these tantalising chocolate spheres filled with sweet treats?

I almost hear you gasping, “Oh no, not chocolate, that’s so hard to work with” but never fear, this recipe is super quick and easy and there’s no tempering in sight. You need only melt chocolate chips, pour the melted chocolate into a mould and then fill your spheres with Christmas candies.

So, if you find yourself with a few spare minutes over the holidays, why not whip up a batch of these tasty treats and share with your friends and family (or even Father Christmas!)


Makes 3 chocolate balls

  • 325g milk chocolate chips
  • Assorted Christmas sweets
  • 3 peppermint candies
  • Half sphere mould


  1. Unwrap the 3 peppermint candies
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir very well. Repeat these steps until the chocolate is fully melted.
  3. Drizzle some chocolate into each of the mold cavities, and use a spoon to coat the entire cavity.
  4. Place chocolate coated mold on a plate, and set in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the chocolate coated mold from the freezer, and coat with a second coat of chocolate.
  6. Place chocolate coated mold on a plate, and set in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat a small ceramic plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  8. Unmold the chocolate half spheres, and set on the chilled plate.
  9. Place a half sphere upside down on the hot plate for a second, then fill with candy. Take a second half sphere, and place it upside down on the hot plate to melt the chocolate a bit. Place the two half spheres together and the melted chocolate will mold them together.
  10. Dab a small amount of chocolate onto one side of the peppermint candy, and place on top of the chocolate sphere.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the remaining chocolate spheres.