Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp & Cherry Ripe

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations – one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Do you know what!!?? These Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls might just be my newest favourite recipe!! I know.. I know… big call, right? But they totally deserve the title, because:

  • they’re no-bake (hellllooooo no-bakey goodness!);
  • they take 10 minutes to make;
  • they’re pretty much the ultimate Christmas party treat;
  • AND (most importantly), they taste so damn delicious.

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

I was tossing up whether to make Cherry Ripe Christmas Balls or Peppermint Crisp Christmas Balls (and if you’ve been visiting Bake Play Smile for a while, you’ll know that I am up there as one of the most indecisive people in the world). And so, I decided to split the packet of chocolate ripple biscuits and make both versions. Good call. Very good call.

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

If you’re a massive fan of just Cherry Ripes or just Peppermint Crisps, then feel free to double the recipe and make just 1 batch. BUUUUTTT!! If you like a bit of cherry goodness AND some peppermint deliciousness in your life, then make both. I promise your tummy will thank you.

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Oooh and in case you’re wondering… these Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls are virtually exactly the same as my fave Chocolate Coconut Balls – but obviously with the extra chocolates to flavour them. And if you’ve made my good old choc coconut balls (or rumballs) before, then you’ll know how simple these are.

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

And of course, if you’ve got kiddies at home, then this is an awesome recipe to get them involved in. I’ve just bought a little step stool for Will in the kitchen so he can help (and so I don’t have to hold him on my hip the whole time we cook!!). It’s very cute and he calls it his ‘sep ooooool’. Mind you, he’s not the greatest kitchen helper just yet, as he’s pretty big on eating the ingredients as we go. We’ll get there!

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Anyway, enough of my babbling on.. go grab the ingredients and get these babies going! You’re going to LOVE them!! Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls for the win!!

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

PS. Are you more of a Cherry Ripe or Peppermint Crisp fan?? Or are you just totally indecisive like me??

WATCH HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE RIPPLE CHRISTMAS BALLS – CHERRY RIPE & PEPPERMINT CRISP VERSIONS:

Peppermint Crisp…

Cherry Ripe…

 

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Cherry Ripe Version

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Course Chocolate, Christmas, no bake
Cuisine Christmas, easy recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 125 g chocolate ripple biscuits (see notes)
  • 3 X 52 g Cherry Ripe bars, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
  • 100-150 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (50g) extra desiccated coconut, for rolling
  • 2-3 drops red food colouring
  • extra Cherry Ripes for decorating
  • 150 g melted milk chocolate for decorating

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate ripple biscuits and the Cherry Ripe bars into a food processor and process until they resemble fine crumbs. If using a Thermomix, mix on Speed 8, 5-10 seconds. 

  2. Place the mixture into a large bowl and sift over the cocoa powder.

  3. Add the desiccated coconut and 100g of condensed milk. Mix together the ingredients. If the mixture is too dry to roll into balls, add a bit more of the condensed milk and mix again. 

  4. Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls. 

  5. Place 1/2 cup of the extra coconut into a ziplock bag. Add the red food colouring and shake until the coconut is coloured red. Place into a bowl. 

  6. Coat the balls in the red coconut. 

  7. Add a small amount of melted milk chocolate to the top of each ball and add a small square of chopped Cherry Ripe to decorate. 

  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Ripple biscuits are made by Arnotts and are available in any supermarket in Australia. 

If you are unable to buy chocolate ripple biscuits, any plain chocolate biscuit will be fine. 

This recipe can be doubled. 

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp Version

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Course Chocolate, Christmas, no bake
Cuisine Christmas, easy recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 125 g chocolate ripple biscuits (see notes)
  • 3 X 35 g Peppermint Crisp bars, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
  • 100-150 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (50g) extra desiccated coconut, for rolling
  • 2-3 drops green food colouring
  • extra Peppermint Crisp bars, to decorate
  • 150 g melted milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate ripple biscuits and the Peppermint Crisp bars into a food processor and process until they resemble fine crumbs. If using a Thermomix, mix on Speed 8, 5-10 seconds. 

  2. Place the mixture into a large bowl and sift over the cocoa powder.

  3. Add the desiccated coconut and 100g of condensed milk. Mix together the ingredients. If the mixture is too dry to roll into balls, add a bit more of the condensed milk and mix again. 

  4. Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls. 

  5. Place 1/2 cup of the extra coconut into a ziplock bag. Add the green food colouring and shake until the coconut is coloured green. Place into a bowl. 

  6. Coat the balls in the green coconut. 

  7. Add a small amount of melted milk chocolate to the top of each ball and decorate with a small square of chopped Peppermint Crisp bar. 

  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Ripple biscuits are made by Arnotts and are available in any supermarket in Australia. 

If you are unable to buy chocolate ripple biscuits, any plain chocolate biscuit will be fine. 

This recipe can be doubled. 

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

7 thoughts on “Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp & Cherry Ripe”

  1. Aria says:

    It looks yummy!! I’ll definitely try to make this one for my kids and I am sure that they will like this one.Thanks for sharing such easy and tasty recipe!!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you! I hope they enjoy them too!

  2. George says:

    Awww, This images make my mouth watering

  3. Jayne says:

    I wonder if you could do these with chocolate orange too… mmmmm

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      I haven’t tried that.. but yum!

  4. Rebecca Smith says:

    I thought it was Peppermint Crisp and Turkish Delight on FB lol which I think I am going to try as well as these two, yummy!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Ohhh that would be so good!!! Definitely trying that next year!

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