Christmas Brownie Balls

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4 from 4 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 27 minutes

Brownie Balls are the perfect bite size festive holiday brownie bite. These delightful little truffles are fun, poppable, and so easy to make!

Christmas Brownie Balls on a white tray.

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 Best Boxed Brownie Mix Recipe

What makes this recipe great? These brownie truffles are perfect for the holidays and just the right size of a sweet bite! They are a brownie cake pops without the lollipop stick.

  • Easy to Make: Brownie balls are so simple to make. You’ll make them for every occasion.
  • Easy Ingredients: With just 5 ingredients, brownie bites 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.
A tray and a plate of the brownie balls.

Ingredient Notes

  • Brownie Mix: You can use any box mix to make these truffles. For traditional, chocolate ones, use a mix with no additional flavors. But you can also be creative and try all different flavors such as salt caramel.
  • 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. Better than butter.
  • Christmas Sprinkles: Festive fun to finish the truffles.
Brownie mix, oil and sprinkles.

Equipment Needed

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

How to Make Christmas Brownie Balls

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

Making the mix for the Christmas Brownie Balls.

STEP 1: PLACE

Place the brownie mix in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until a temperature of 160 degrees is reached. Remove the bowl from the microwave and add in the chocolate syrup, corn syrup, and water. Mix well.

STEP 2: PREP

Then prep the sprinkles by placing them in dishes and scoop out a teaspoon of brownie mix and form into balls.

STEP 3: ROLL

Roll the balls in the sprinkles and place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the batter is used. Finally, chill the balls in a fridge for an hour before serving.

Rolling the brownies in sprinkles.

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 about Brownie Pops

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

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. You can also use a low fat or sugar free brownie mix and sprinkles for this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE 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 OR HALVED?

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

WHAT EXACTLY IS A BROWNIE TRUFFLE?

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

A close up on Christmas Brownie Balls.

Expert Tips for Making This Brownie Truffles Recipe

  • Coating Tip: Roll the brownie balls in the sprinkles with a fork to keep them from sticking to your hand. Tap off the access.
  • Nuts: Roll the brownie balls in crushed nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts or peanuts for a crunch finish.
  • Alternate Ingredient: If you don’t like sprinkles, coat the brownie balls in mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, cacao powder, candy, chocolate frosting or coconut shavings instead! Or whatever taste and texture you enjoy.
  • Gift Idea: Brownie truffles make the perfect gift to give to friends and family for the holiday season. And you never even have to heat the oven.
  • Chocolate: Dip the brownie bites in melting chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off,. Allow to dry on parchment paper.
  • Extract: Try adding vanilla extract, peppermint extract or other flavoring.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low sugar or sugar free versions of your favorite treats.

What to Serve with Christmas Brownie Balls

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Christmas Brownie Balls on a white tray.
4 from 4 votes

Christmas Brownie Balls

Yield: 30 pieces
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 27 minutes
Brownie Balls are the perfect bite size festive holiday brownie bite. These delightful little truffles are fun, poppable, and so easy to make!
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Ingredients

  • 19 oz 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.

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Expert Tips

  • Coating Tip: Roll the brownie balls in the sprinkles with a fork to keep them from sticking to your hand.
  • Nuts: Roll the brownie balls in crushed nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts or peanuts for a crunch finish.
  • Alternate Ingredient: If you don’t like sprinkles, coat the brownie balls in mini semi- sweet chocolate chips, cacao powder, candy or coconut shavings instead! Or whatever taste and texture you enjoy.
  • Gift Idea: Brownie truffles make the perfect gift to give to friends and family for the holiday season.
  • Chocolate: Dip the brownie bites in melting chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off,. Allow to dry on parchment paper.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low sugar or sugar free versions of your favorite treats.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 0.4mg | 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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