Austrian Chocolate Balls Recipe
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Austrian Chocolate Balls Recipe

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I love to prepare these candies for family gatherings, to share at work or when I have a craving for chocolate! They're not too sweet and the glaze makes them pretty.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24-36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24-36 servings


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 96 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, egg, yolk, extract and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts. Shape into 3/4-in. balls and place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool.
  3. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Add the extract, sugar and milk and mix well.
  4. Dip tops of cookies into glaze; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 2-3 dozen.
Variations: If desired, vanilla can be substituted for the almond extract. The chopped almonds can be omitted. To get rounder cookies, increase flour by 1/4 to 1/2 cup.
Originally published as Austrian Chocolate Balls in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p23

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Dave319 User ID: 7319573 145180
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"These were fantastic. Easy to make and they went over very well at a formal party. This is a keeper."

sjsFLORIDA User ID: 7199720 93739
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Sorry, but this is a cookie not a candy. I have been making them for years. The chocolate glaze is wonderful, but I do substitute half & half for the milk, gives it a better gloss to the chocolate glaze. And they are a very easy cookie to make, just be careful not to overbake."

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