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Halloween Cookie Dough Balls

These Halloween Cookie Dough Balls are an easy no-bake treat that everyone loves. They’re chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough that are dipped in chocolate and decorated for Halloween.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chips, cookie dough
Servings: 45 people
Calories: 148kcal
Cost: $7.64

Equipment

  • baking sheets
  • squeeze bottles
  • measuring cups
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • handheld mixer
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH BALLS:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour heated for 5 minutes at 350°F
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

COATING AND DECORATIONS:

  • 1 pound white chocolate almond bark
  • Colored candy melts - we used purple orange, green and black
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

MAKE COOKIE DOUGH BATTER:

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour, alternating with the milk.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. Place dough in a smaller bowl and chill for about 1 hour.

SHAPE DOUGH BALLS:

  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator, form it into balls, and place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes, and longer is fine.

MELT ALMOND BARK:

  • Add almond bark to a medium microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
  • Stir and continue heating for 30 seconds or until the chocolate is almost completely melted. Stir until smooth.

DIP BALLS:

  • Remove 3-4 balls from the freezer and dip in the melted chocolate using a fork.
  • Shake off the excess chocolate into the bowl and place it onto another baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat for all the remaining balls.

DECORATE BALLS:

  • Melt colored candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl using the same heating method as above.
  • Transfer melted chocolate to plastic squeeze bottles **see notes.
  • Drizzle cookie dough balls with colored chocolate and immediately add sprinkles.

FINISH:

  • Let the cookie dough balls harden for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the balls from the baking sheet and gently break off any extra chocolate.
  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Plastic squeeze bottles - It’s easiest to use a plastic squeeze bottle, however, you can also use a small spoon to drizzle or a disposable icing bag with a small round tip.
  • To keep multiple bottles of colored candy melts warm, place them in a container with very hot water to keep the chocolate liquid.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg