Chocolate Filled Snowballs

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Nunzios Daughter

A holiday favorite in our family. Pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds and get a pleasant surprise! Make sure you get one, they go fast!!

Top Review by flower7

These are excellent! I was surprised that the kisses on the inside were still soft, even after the cookies had cooled; I'll be interested to see if they are still soft tomorrow! I unwrapped the kisses while watching TV, before starting on the dough, but checked to see how long it took me (about 20-25 min) so I would know about how long to chill the dough later. I used the dark chocolate kisses but I know someone who has made similar cookies and used some of the other various flavored kisses. After the dough had chilled, I started portioning out the dough into balls, which was good because I only got about 35 first go-round! I went back and made them smaller until I had 60 small balls. Because I had handled the dough so much, I put the balls back into the bowl (gingerly, so they wouldn't stick together) and into the fridge to chill a little. These are a bit piddly, having to wrap each kiss, but definitely worth the work :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 226.79 g butter, softened
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 236.59 ml pecans, finely chopped or ground
  • 118.29 ml sugar
  • 473.18 ml flour, sifted
  • 283.49 g packagechocolate Hershey chocolate kisses (about 60 kisses)
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add sifted flour and pecans; blend well.
  3. Chill dough while unwrapping kisses.
  4. Shape dough around each kiss to form a ball; about 1 teaspoon. Make sure the kiss is completely covered.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. They dont spread, but make sure there is space between them.
  6. Bake at 375°F four about 12 minutes until set but not brown.
  7. Cool slightly on cookie sheet then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Be careful, they are very delicate when they first come out.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to complete the "snowball" effect.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

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