Christmas Mint Slice Balls | Easy No-Bake Recipe

Super simple 5 ingredient Christmas Mint Slice Balls made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits… the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert or homemade gift! 

Christmas Mint Slice Balls coated in chocolate and decorated with mint leaves and red M&Ms.

Say helloooo to the most delicious (and simple) Christmas dessert! It’s completely no-bake, uses just 5 ingredients and tastes AMAZING! It also just happens to be make the perfect Christmas foodie gift for all your favourite people (think teachers, neighbours, family and friends!). And hey, they’re cheesecake balls… and absolutely NO-ONE can resist a smooth, creamy and sweet little cheesecake ball!

A plate of Christmas chocolate mint cheesecake balls.

What You Need To Make Christmas Mint Slice Balls

This recipe is super easy and uses just 5 ingredients!

*Scroll to the bottom of the post for the recipe card with ingredient quantities and the method.

The 5 ingredients for Christmas Mint Slice Balls.

How To Make Christmas Mint Cheesecake Balls

Step 1 – Crush the Mint Slice biscuits until they resemble fine crumbs. Add the softened cream cheese and mix until combined.

Crushed mint chocolate biscuits and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

Cream cheese and mint slice biscuits mixed together in a mixing bowl.

Step 2 – Roll the mixture into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray. Chill.

Step 3 – Dip the cheesecake balls into melted chocolate.

A bowl of melted chocolate next to spearmint leaves and red M&Ms.

Step 4 – Decorate with red M&Ms and spearmint leaves then place back into the fridge to set.

Mint cheesecake balls covered in chocolate and topped with Christmas decorations.

How To Store Cheesecake Balls

These Christmas Mint Slice cheesecake balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month. If freezing, it’s best to decorate on the day of serving (after allowing the cheesecake balls to defrost in the fridge overnight), by simply adding a small amount of melted chocolate to the top of the balls to ‘glue’ the spearmint leaves and red M&Ms on.

 

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FAQ

What are Arnott’s Mint Slice cookies? 

Arnott’s Mint Slice cookies are a classic Australian chocolate biscuit with mint flavoured cream covered in dark chocolate. If you can’t buy Arnott’s Mint Slice cookies, you can use any chocolate coated mint-flavoured cookie you like. 

Do I really need to use full fat cream cheese?

You can use light cream cheese if you prefer, however full fat cream cheese will help to hold the cheesecake balls in shape much better. 

What are spearmint leaves and where can I buy them?

Spearmint leaves are a mint flavoured soft candy covered in sugar in the shape of a spearmint leaf. They are very popular in Australia in the lead up to Christmas and can be bought from the lolly aisle of most amor supermarkets. If you can’t buy spearmint leaves, you can substitute them with any soft green candy. 

Do I need to chill the mixture before decorating?

Yes! Chilling the mixture helps the balls to hold their shape when dipped into the melted chocolate. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes! These Christmas Mint Slice cheesecake balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

A half-eaten chocolate cheesecake ball decorated for a Christmas dessert.

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS MINT SLICE BALLS

 

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These super simple Christmas Mint Slice Balls are made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits - the perfect no-bake Christmas treat!

Christmas Mint Slice Balls

Super simple 5 ingredient Christmas Mint Slice Balls made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits... the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert or homemade gift! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: Christmas Mint Slice Balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 20 balls
Calories: 254kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g Arnott's Mint Slice cookies see notes
  • 125 g cream cheese softened
  • 150 g milk chocolate melted
  • 20 red M&Ms
  • 10 spearmint leaf lollies see notes

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Crush the Mint Slice biscuits in a food processor until they resemble fine crumbs. Place into a large bowl. 
  • Add the softened cream cheese and mix until combined.
  • Roll the mixture into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray. Place into the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Slice the spearmint leaves into tiny slithers (you'll get about 5 out of each leaf) and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second bursts for 2-3 minutes, stirring each time, until just melted. 
  • Carefully dip your mint slice cheesecake balls into the chocolate mixture with a fork (or two small spoons) and place back onto the tray - allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place one red M&M and two spearmint leaf slithers onto the top of each of the balls.
  • Place back into the fridge to set for 3 hours and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Thermomix Method

  • Crush the Mint Slice biscuits into the Thermomix bowl on Speed 8, 10 seconds.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix on Speed 4, 30 seconds, or until completely combined.
  • Roll the mixture into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray. Place into the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Slice the spearmint leaves into tiny slithers (you'll get about 5 out of each leaf) and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate into a clean and dry Thermomix bowl and melt on 50 degrees, Speed 3, 3 minutes (or until melted). 
  • Pour the chocolate into a deep, narrow bowl or ramekin. Carefully dip your mint slice balls into the chocolate mixture with a fork (or 2 small spoons) and place back onto the tray - allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place one red M&M and two spearmint leaf slithers onto the top of each of the balls.
  • Place back into the fridge to set for 3 hours and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Arnott’s Mint Slice cookies - are a classic Australian chocolate biscuit with mint flavoured cream covered in dark chocolate. If you can’t buy Arnott’s Mint Slice cookies, you can use any chocolate coated mint-flavoured cookie you like. 
Cream cheese - You can use light cream cheese if you prefer, however full fat cream cheese will help to hold the cheesecake balls in shape much better. 
Spearmint leaves - are a mint flavoured soft candy covered in sugar in the shape of a spearmint leaf. They are very popular in Australia in the lead up to Christmas and can be bought from the lolly aisle of most amor supermarkets. If you can’t buy spearmint leaves, you can substitute them with any soft green candy. 
Chilling the mixture - this helps the balls to hold their shape when dipped into the melted chocolate. Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge or freezer.
Preparing and storing - these Christmas Mint Slice cheesecake balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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73 thoughts on “Christmas Mint Slice Balls | Easy No-Bake Recipe”

  1. Barbara Goss says:

    Love the recipe,can I freeze them successfully!

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Barbara, yes you can freeze these (although I would add the decorations on the day once they’ve defrosted in the fridge).

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