Cherry Ripe and Mint Balls are a sweet chocolate Christmas treat that is easy to make. Roll them in coloured coconut for a fun festive twist.
This is one of those recipes we only make at Christmas time as a special treat. I used to make it often when my kids were little and now my daughter makes it for us. They just taste like Christmas to me, I think that is partially because I have so many memories of making them during the Christmas holidays with my kids when they were younger. I love keep the traditions alive and look forward to making these with my children’s children.
Sometimes I take this recipe and instead of using six Cherry Ripe bars, I’ll split the base of the mix in half and add Cherry Ripe to one half and Peppermint Crisp to the other. I coat them in different coloured coconut to easily identify which flavour is which, and add it to the Christmas table for a festive treat.
To Make Mint Balls: Use 4 Peppermint Crisp bars in place of the Cherry Ripe bars for flavour.
Or to make both flavours: Halve the base mixture, use 2 Peppermint Crisp bars in one half and 3 Cherry Ripe bars in the other half. Roll the Cherry Ripe balls in pink coconut and the Mint balls in green coconut.