Austrian Chocolate Balls

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


2-3 dozen

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
I love to prepare these chocolate balls 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. —Lisa Malshuk, Bellow Falls, Vermont
Austrian Chocolate Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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.
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.

Nutrition Facts

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