No Bake Gingersnap Snowballs

These little Gingersnap Snowballs are a quick and easy treat to make up for your friends and neighbors or bring to a Holiday party this Christmas Season.   We are talking four ingredients kind of easy.  Gingersnap cookies, peanut butter, honey, and powdered sugar.  

I saw these in a little Christmas Cookie magazine at the grocery store last week.  I  was browsing  Christmas cookies while I did my grocery shopping–which turns out is highly counter-productive and makes for a long shopping trip.  But I quickly jotted this one down because I love finding new quick and easy, no bake treats to make during this busy season.

The original recipe used corn syrup, so I made a batch with corn syrup and one with honey. They both taste good so you can use either. 

No Bake Gingersnap Snowball Cookies
20 Gingersnap cookies
3 tbs honey or dark corn syrup
2 tbs peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar for rolling
Place cookies in a food processor and pulse several times until all the big chunks are gone.  (You could also place cookies in a zip lock back and roll a rolling pin over cookies until crushed.
Stir in honey and peanut butter.  You might want to use your hands to mix everything together–it gets sticky!
Roll into 1 inch balls then roll each ball in powdered sugar, coating evenly.  Store in air-tight container.

slightly adapted from some Christmas Cookie magazine (I can’t remember the actual name of it!)


  1. Mary December 5, 2011

    Kristy, these look and sound delicious. I like them because they can be made by young hands eager to help for the Christmas Holiday. This is my first visit to your blog, but it will not be my last.I really enjoyed the time I spent here.I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. warmvanillasugar December 5, 2011

    I love a good snowball and ginger flavour sounds awesome! Yum!

  3. These are an excellent idea! I’m restraining myself from running into the kitchen and trying these out RIGHT now :)

  4. claire December 6, 2011

    these are precious! i love a no bake easy holiday treat- do you happen to remember which magazine? i have been searching for a good xmas cooking mag for this year

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 7, 2011

    Delicious! I love gingerbread. I love those grocery store circulars too.

  6. Becky at VintageMixer December 1, 2012

    these totally caught my eye!! They look like something I would love!

  7. Anonymous December 3, 2012

    I have some Gluten Free Ginger Snaps from Trader Joes that I’ve been holding onto. If I open the bag I am likely to eat them all… but, I can eat a few and then make these (or make these and eat a few of these;) for a cookie exchange. Thanks so much for a great recipe that I can easily adapt to our dietary needs!

  8. Jaclyn December 18, 2012

    Such a fun version of snowballs! I love that these are no bake! They look and sound delicious!

  9. Rhiannon December 29, 2012

    Has anyone made these?? I like to try recipes based off of reviews……


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