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Fondant Filled Chocolates

Create your own special box of chocolates with this old fashioned fondant filled chocolates recipe. With an easy no cook fondant recipe, it can be flavored into a colorful variety. Almond, mint, vanilla, cherry, and orange are just a few of the options. Form into balls or whatever shapes you’d like and dip in chocolate for an extra special treat for gifting. It’s a Christmas and holiday tradition at our house!

This special Christmas recipe is an old one from the recipe box of my Mother-in-Law. My husband recalls how making them was a family event. His Mom, Dad, and all 4 kids would work away forming the centers for the chocolates.

Then, once they were frozen, they’d all help dip them in chocolate.

We decided to carry on the tradition with our boys, too.

It’s such a fun thing to do ~ together!

Pile of chocolates on a plate

This recipe would be a time consuming task if all done by one person. But, with everyone working together it goes quite quickly.

These can be made well in advance and frozen tightly in plastic containers.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL FREEZE AHEAD FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS RECIPESSwedish Tea Ring,  Rolled Sugar CookiesOvernight Buns,  Old Fashioned Steam Pudding & Sauce,

How to Make Dipped Christmas Chocolates

Supplies Needed:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Sturdy Mixing Spoon
  • Double Boiler


  • Powdered  (icing) sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Butter
  • Corn Syrup
  • **3 Jersey Milk Chocolate Bars
  • **1/2 stick paraffin wax

**Edit – Making dipping chocolate with chocolate bars and paraffin wax was the way we used to make dipping chocolate years ago, but I think paraffin wax for this is frowned on now. Just use your favorite melting chocolate method instead!

chocolates bowl

In a large bowl, combine 9 cups icing sugar, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup butter, and 2 Tblsp. corn syrup.

The mixture will be very sticky at first.


Keep mixing with your hands until it becomes soft ball stage.

Divide into portions. Color and flavour each portion differently. (We made pink almond, tan rum, white vanilla, and green mint.)

3 dough balls in bowls

Form into shapes (we do a different shape for each flavour) and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.

centers of chocolates on pans waiting to be dipped in chocolate

(Pictured above are vanilla balls and mint patties)

Freeze for about an hour.

dipped chocolates on a pan

Once frozen, Dip into a melted mixture (in double boiler) of: 3 Jersey Milk Chocolate bars, 1 pkg. unsweetened chocolate squares, and 1/2 stick paraffin wax.

You can even drizzle a little chocolate over the tops, too.

dipped chocolates

But, oh, so yummy!

Yield:…A lot!

Additional Ideas:

  • Arrange an assortment of these chocolates in a simple box, tie with a bow, and give as a special gift.
  • Layer them in Christmas tins between layers of parchment paper, and create your own printable “guide” of flavors and shapes ~ just like the pros do! Add a pretty tag on the top and you have a perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, and bus drivers.
  • Place a few in small paper boxes, tie a name on, and use as place cards for a pretty table setting.

Other homemade candy recipes:

Christmas Chocolates

Christmas Chocolates

Yield: 60 +
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

These homemade Christmas candies are made with flavored fondant dipped in chocolate - the perfect Christmas candy to make with the whole family!


  • 9 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 can sweetened condensded milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cornsyrup
  • Dipping chocolates, OR:
  • **3 Jersey Milk Chocolate Bars
  • **1/2 stick paraffin wax
  • **Note: Making melting chocolate with chocolate bars and paraffin wax was an "old fashioned" method. If you'd rather not use paraffin wax, used your favorite melting chocolates instead.


  1. Mix together the first 5 ingredients. The mixture will be very sticky at first. Keep mixing with your hands until it becomes soft ball stage.
  2. Divide the dough into as many portions as you'd like different flavors. Color and flavor each portion differently. For example, green mint, white almond, pink vanilla, etc.
  3. Form into small balls or different shapes for each different flavor. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets and place in freezer until frozen.
  4. After they have been frozen, prepare the chocolate by melting it in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip each flavored shape in the chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet to dry.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 18gSugar: 17g

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  1. Oh my goodness! These look delicious!

    I'd love for you to come by and link up at my Friday Favorites party! Today is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

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