Christmas Brownie Balls

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Brownie Balls are the perfect alternative for those who love brownies but also want a new and exciting recipe to try. These delightful little truffles are fun, poppable, and so easy to make!
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 27 minutes

Brownie Balls are the perfect alternative for those who love brownies but also want a new and exciting recipe to try. These delightful little truffles are fun, poppable, and so easy to make!

Brownie balls coated in sprinkles and piled on a white plate

Brownie balls are your new go-to option for the holidays when it comes to making treats that are tasty and simple. They’re everything that you love about a brownie rolled up into a delicious truffle that is so fun and satisfying to eat!

Did you know brownies were likely first invented in Chicago at the famous Palmer House Hotel? They were created as a special treat for lady socialites that could be easily and tidily kept in their lunch boxes! Learn more about the fascinating history of one of America’s most favorite desserts here.


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What We Love About This Recipe

What makes this recipe great? These brownie truffles are perfect for the holidays and just the right size of a sweet bite!

  • Easy to Make: Brownie balls are so simple to make. You’ll make them for every occasion.
  • Easy Ingredients: With just 5 ingredients, brownie truffles are budget and pantry friendly.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will beg for more of these truffles. Plus, the simple recipe means they can help make them!
  • Adaptable: You can use any of your favorite brownie mixes to make these yummy treats.
  • Great for Every Occasion: Brownie truffles can be made for any holiday or special event.
Brownie balls coated in sprinkles and piled on a white plate with a cup of coffee off to the side

Ingredient Notes

  • Brownie Mix: You can use any brownie mix to make these truffles. For traditional, chocolate ones, use a mix with no additional flavors.
  • Chocolate Syrup: Chocolate syrup is used to enhance the chocolate flavor in this recipe. Plus, it helps keep the mess to a minimum for cocoa powder isn’t used!
  • Corn Syrup: Corn syrup helps to keep brownie balls moist and chewy, making them so delicious.
ingredients for brownie truffles

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Microwave
  • Instant Read Thermometer
  • Garnishing Dish
  • Baking Sheet

How to Make Brownie Balls

These are the basic steps for making Brownie Balls. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Step by step instructions for making brownie truffles

STEP 1: PLACE

Place the brownie mix in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until a temperature of 160 degrees is reached.

STEP 2: ADD

Remove the bowl from the microwave and add in the chocolate syrup, corn syrup, and water. Mix well.

STEP 3: PLACE AND SCOOP

Place the sprinkles in a dish. Scoop out 1tsp of brownie mix and roll into a ball.

step by step instructions for making brownie balls

STEP 4: ROLL

Roll the balls in the sprinkles and place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the batter is used.

STEP 5: CHILL

Chill the balls in a fridge for an hour before serving.

STEP 6: Store

Store the brownie truffles in an airtight container.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make these brownie balls up to two weeks in advance so long as you keep them well refrigerated.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the truffles loosely in an airtight container and place in a refrigerator. Let them sit for 15 minutes in room temperature before serving.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place the truffles in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to a month.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGAN

Look for brands of brownie mix that specifically say vegan on them to make this recipe vegan. Likewise, look for sprinkles that do not contain any animal byproduct in them.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE HOT FUDGE IN PLACE OF CHOCOLATE SYRUP?

Substituting the chocolate syrup will change the consistency of the brownie mixture and hinder the balls from forming.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Of course! Double the ingredients needed for the recipe and keep an extra baking sheet on hand.

WHAT IS A BROWNIE TRUFFLE?

A brownie truffle is like a cake pop but in brownie form and just as delicious!

Brownie balls coated in sprinkles and piled on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Coating Tip: Roll the brownie balls in the sprinkles with a fork to keep them from sticking to your hand.
  • Alternate Ingredient: If you don’t like sprinkles, coat the brownie balls in mini chocolate chips or coconut shavings instead!
  • Gift Idea: Brownie truffles make the perfect gift to give to friends and family for the holiday season.

What to Serve with Christmas Brownie Balls

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Christmas Brownie Balls

Yield: 30
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 27 minutes
Brownie Balls are the perfect alternative for those who love brownies but also want a new and exciting recipe to try. These delightful little truffles are fun, poppable, and so easy to make!
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 19 oz 13×9 in pan size Brownie Mix
  • 2 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place dry brownie mix in a large microwave safe mixing bowl.
  • Place in microwave and heat in 30 second increments stirring between each for about 1 ½ minutes or until temperature is 160 (I use an instant read thermometer to check).
  • Remove from microwave and add in corn syrup, chocolate syrup and water.
  • Stir until well mixed and smooth.
  • Place sprinkles in a shallow dish.
  • Scoop out 1 tbsp of brownie mixture at a time and roll into a ball.
  • Slightly dampening your hands for rolling keeps the batter from sticking to them.
  • Roll in sprinkles to coat.
  • Place on plate or baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all batter has been made into truffles.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container and served chilled.

Expert Tips

  • Coating Tip: Roll the brownie balls in the sprinkles with a fork to keep them from sticking to your hand.
  • Alternate Ingredient: If you don’t like sprinkles, coat the brownie balls in mini chocolate chips or coconut shavings instead!
  • Gift Idea: Brownie truffles make the perfect gift to give to friends and family for the holiday season.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie, brownie balls, brownie truffles, brownies, christmas, christmas brownie balls, christmas brownies, truffles

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