Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls

Quick and easy no-bake Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls that take just 10 minutes to prepare. A sweet peppermint flavoured cream cheese filling dipped in smooth white chocolate… delicious!

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An Iconic Australian Recipe

These Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls are made using two famous Australia ingredients – Tim Tams and Peppermint Crisp Bars!

If you’ve been visiting Bake Play Smile for a while, you’ll know that I’m a massive fan of Tim Tam cheesecake balls… and Peppermint Crisps are my chocolate bar of choice when decorating a choc ripple cake!

These simple no-bake peppermint cheesecake balls combine both delicious ingredients into one AMAZING dessert treat!

A close up of Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam balls with green sprinkles.

What You Need

Note: Please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for ingredient quantities and the full detailed method.

  • Tim Tams – these are an iconic Australian biscuit made by Arnotts (known as cookies in the US). For this recipe I use the white chocolate Tim Tams which are plain finger biscuit coated in white chocolate.
  • Peppermint Crisp bars – these have a hard and crunchy peppermint filling coated in milk chocolate.
  • Cream cheese – I recommend using full fat Philly cream cheese for this recipe as it sets firmer than the light versions.
  • White chocolate – this is used for dipping the cheesecake balls into. Choose white chocolate melts or cooking chocolate as they melt easier than regular chocolate.
The ingredients for peppermint cheesecake balls on a marble bench.

How To Make Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls

It takes just 10 minutes and a few simple steps to make these no-bake cheesecake balls!

Note: Please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for ingredient quantities and the full detailed method.

Step 1 – Crush

Crush the Tim Tams and Peppermint Crisp bars using a food processor, blender or Thermomix.

Tim Tams and Peppermint Crisp bars in a glass bowl.

Continue to crush until fine crumbs remain.

Tim Tam and Peppermint Crisp crumbs in a bowl.

Step 2 – Mix

Mix through the softened cream cheese until completely combined.

A bowl of peppermint cheesecake mixture in a glass bowl.

Step 3 – Roll Into Balls

Roll into tablespoon sized balls (approx 1 inch) and place onto a flat plate or tray.

Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.

A plate of round uncoated cheesecake balls.

Step 4 – Coat In Melted Chocolate

Toss the balls in melted white chocolate. Allow any excess to drip off and place back onto the flat plate or tray.

A cheesecake ball being dipped into a bowl of melted white chocolate.

Add sprinkles or decorations if desired.

Place into the fridge to chill.

White chocolate cheesecake balls with green sprinkles on a plate.

Storing & Freezing

Storing

These Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freezing

Alternatively, they can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Allow to defrost in the fridge before consuming.

An overhead shot of white chocolate cheesecake balls decorated with sprinkles.

Recipe Tips & FAQ

How can I make these balls taste even more pepperminty?

You can add a few drops of peppermint extract to intensify the peppermint flavour.

Do I need to chill the mixture?

Yes! If you want beautiful and round cheesecake balls that hold their shape, then it’s important to chill the mixture before coating it in the melted chocolate.

Cheesecake ball variations

Please see below for some of my other favourite cheesecake ball recipes… the variations are endless!

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need either a food processor, a blender, a Thermomix or a rolling pin for crushing the biscuits. You’ll need a microwave, stove-top or Thermomix for melting the chocolate. And of course, a fridge/freezer for chilling the cheesecake balls.

A cake stand with white chocolate cheesecake balls and sprinkles on top.

More Cheesecake Ball Recipes

If you love cheesecake balls as much as I do (and that’s a LOT!), here’s a few more of my favourite recipes:

A half-eaten peppermint cheesecake ball.

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White chocolate balls on a cake plate.

White Chocolate & Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls

Quick and easy no-bake Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls that take just 10 minutes to prepare. A sweet peppermint flavoured cream cheese filling dipped in smooth white chocolate… delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chocolate
Keyword: peppermint crisp tim tam balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g white chocolate Tim Tam biscuits
  • 105 g Peppermint Crisp bars
  • 250 g cream cheese softened
  • 300 g white chocolate for dipping
  • sprinkles optional, for decorating

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Crush the white chocolate Tim Tams and Peppermint Crisp bars in a food processor or blender until they resemble fine crumbs.
  • Mix the crumbs with the softened cream cheese until completely combined.
  • Roll into 1 inch sized balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place the white chocolate in microwaveable bowl and microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Place the balls into the bowl of melted chocolate (in batches) and use two forks to roll the truffles around until they are completely coated.
  • Remove balls with the forks and allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking paper lined tray. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  • Place into the fridge to set for 1 hour.

Thermomix Method

  • Place white chocolate Tim Tams and Peppermint Crisp bars into the Thermomix bowl and crush on Turbo until they resemble fine crumbs.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix on Reverse, Speed 2 until well combined (scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally).
  • Roll into 1 inch sized balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place chocolate into a clean Thermomix bowl and melt for 3 minutes, 50 degrees, Speed 3, scraping the sides occasionally. Pour the melted chocolate into a bowl.
  • Place the balls into the bowl of melted chocolate (in batches) and use two forks to roll the truffles around until they are completely coated.
  • Remove balls with the forks and allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking paper lined tray. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  • Place into the fridge to set for 1 hour.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info:
  • Tim Tams – these are an iconic Australian biscuit made by Arnotts (known as cookies in the US). For this recipe I use the white chocolate Tim Tams which are plain finger biscuit coated in white chocolate.
  • Peppermint Crisp bars – these have a hard and crunchy peppermint filling coated in milk chocolate.
  • Cream cheese – I recommend using full fat Philly cream cheese for this recipe as it sets firmer than the light versions.
  • White chocolate – this is used for dipping the cheesecake balls into. Choose white chocolate melts or cooking chocolate as they melt easier than regular chocolate.
 
More Recipe Tips:
Storing – Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezing – freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Allow to defrost in the fridge before consuming.
Peppermint extract (optional) – You can add a few drops of peppermint extract to intensify the peppermint flavour.
Chilling the mixture – If you want beautiful and round cheesecake balls that hold their shape, then it’s important to chill the mixture before coating it in the melted chocolate. I recommend placing the balls into the freezer for at least 30 minutes before dipping in the chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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15 Comments
  1. Nancy says:

    Peppermint Crisp bars?
    Can you give me an example of this?
    Something I can find in Texas?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Nancy, here’s a description of the one we use: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppermint_Crisp (it’s readily available in Australia but perhaps not so in Texas). Do you have a similar peppermint bar you could use? xx

  2. Narelle says:

    Do these need to be kept in the fridge?? I was hoping to give them as gifts to my work colleagues

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi there, yes they do (because of the cream cheese) but they’ll be ok out of the fridge for a few hours as longs as it’s not too hot!

  3. Bronwyn Winnell says:

    Hi can you help me? How long would these keep and would it be possible to freeze them?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi there, You can freeze them in an airtight container for up to a month or store in the fridge for up to 5 days (personally I think they’re better when they haven’t been frozen, but if you don’t have time, then they’re still yum!).

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