Greek chocolate balls

A sweet chocolate treat with a hint of rum. Reserve for a special occasion.


1 lb chocolate (milk chocolate, sweet, chopped into medium sized pieces)
1 lb walnut (shelled, skin removed and ground - about 1 cup ground)
3 T confectioner's sugar (plus more for coating)
4 T cream (or 1 tablespoon butter)
3 T rum (for flavor)


  1. Place chocolate in a bowl and melt.
  2. Add ground almond, sugar, cream and rum to the smooth melted chocolate. Mix well.
  3. Leave to cool a little then shape into little balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar.
Total time
35 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
3 Dozen


You can use a food processor to mix all the ingredients.

If you don't have them, substitute walnuts with almonds or pecans.

You can melt chocolate in the microwave, a double boiler or set the bowl in a shallow pan of hot water until it melts.

Experiment with other spirits such as vodka, brandy to vary the flavor.

Substitute rum with rose water if you want a treat with no alcohol.


Greek cuisine

Shape these chocolate treats in the form of little bells before rolling on powdered sugar and give them for Christmas as an alternative to melomakarona, the Greek Christmas butter cookies flavored with brandy, clove and orange rind.

very easy, treat, snack
dessert, sweets, chocolate
Greek food recipes


Classic times Greek cuisine can be felt beneath modern Greek dishes. It is worth to explore food in Greece, Greek wines, or Greek recipes.