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Dark Chocolate Amarula Balls

Dark Chocolate Amarula Balls

  • Author: Isabelle Boucher


These gooey no-bake chocolate balls are normally made with rum or brandy, but they're even better when made with Amarula Cream Liqueur. They're a great make-ahead treat because they actually taste best after they've had a few days to mellow - if possible, plan to make your Amarula Balls at least a week ahead to give the flavours a chance to fully meld and develop.


  • 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • Coatings: Chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, ground almonds, cocoa


  1. Using a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the melted chocolate and Amarula Cream Liqueur and corn syrup, and whisk until smooth. (Don't worry if the chocolate mixture seizes up a little when you first add the liquids - just whisk briskly and it will eventually come together.)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together chocolate cookie crumbs, ground almonds and icing sugar. Add to the chocolate mixture, and stir until well combined. Cover the mixture and chill it for 1 hour, or until firm.
  4. Once the mixture is thoroughly chilled, scoop out walnut-sized pieces and roll into balls. Roll the finished balls in your chosen coating. Transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 days (but ideally at least a week) to allow the flavours to develop.


Storing Amarula Balls: The finished balls will keep for up to a month in the fridge in an airtight container.