Recipe By Paula Cronin
Published Aug 9th
Prep 30m Cook - Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 5 dozen Calories 121.5

No bake cookies with a kick.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • ½ pound ground almonds
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • ⅓ cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, mix chocolate wafer crumbs, ground blanched almonds, unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. 2 Dissolve instant coffee in coffee liqueur and stir into crumb mixture with corn syrup.
  3. 3 Shape into 1/4 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. To make cinnamon sugar, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 121.5
  • Carbohydrate 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol 0.2 mg
  • Fat 5.2 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 52.7 mg
  • Sugar 8.7 g


  1. I really loved the idea of coffee balls instead of rum balls (which I make every Christmas and dearly love!). I did have to make a few changes due to ingredients I had on hand - too lazy and cheap to go to the store - but honestly, they are GOOD! I used walnuts and - Read more ...
  2. I had no trouble rolling these as other reviewers did. I halved the recipe and wound up with 17 balls. I did not try to dissolve the coffee powder but just added it directly into the mix, which worked out fine. If you're a coffee lover you will enjoy these.
  3. I really struggled to get these balls to come together as balls. They were on the dry side and the cookie crumbs and almonds just didn't seem to want to play nice together. The chocolate defiantly increase the punch of the coffee flavor as well as highlighting coffee's bitter nature. All the black coffee drinkers - Read more ...
  4. I have been making these for years even though they are a sticky pain in the butt! Everybody LOVES these! I can never make enough! I do add a bit more Karo and Kahlua, and I use chocolate animal crackers. Gives them a richer taste than the oreo with it's white cream filling. They are - Read more ...
  5. This is an excellent adult dessert. The overwhelming coffee and liquer flavor is addictive. It takes at least 45 minutes to dissolve the coffee granules in the Kahlua though so be patient. And if you blanch your own almonds they must be thoroughly dry to grind or you get mush.
  6. They were delicious but a little difficult to form into balls. The mix seemed dry and wouldn't pack together so I added more Karo syrup.
  7. Helped to add more sugar and cinnamon before rolling the balls (before doing that a taste-tester said they were "bland")
  8. This turned out pretty good. They're a bit chewey and the flavor wasn't too strong. I think maybe I'll try instant espresso next time to give it more of a coffee flavor. Everyone at the office seemed to like them though.
  9. I must have done something wrong because when I made these they were more like goo than a cookie. I doubt thats what theyre supposed to look like but they did taste excellent;;