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Ok, these are by far the best cacao balls ever!!! My homemade cacao pistachio balls are a huge hit and I’m a big fan as well. I got the recipe from my colleague because she brought some delicious cacao covered mascarpone balls to work some time ago. I liked them so obviously I asked for the recipe. And of course I adjusted it a bit…left the liquor out and added the pistachio and change the quantity of the ingredients a bit. And so I created my own perfect treat!! And I can’t wait to share it with you and hear your thoughts about it…

Cacao Pistachio Balls

  • 100 gr. mascarpone
  • 100 gr. crumbled biscuits (I used Digestives)
  • 1 (egg) yolk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 50 gr. melted butter
  • cacao to taste (I used 1 tbsp)
  • 150 gr. pistachios


  1. Melt the butter and let it cool down a bit.
  2. Whisk the sugar with the egg yolk.
  3. Add the mascarpone and mix well.
  4. Add the cacao, melted butter and the crumbled biscuits and mix well.
  5. Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. I left it over night!
  6. Chop the pistachios.
  7. Form the mixture into small balls, about a big teaspoon each.
  8. Cover it with the pistachios.
  9. Leave it in the fridge until you serve them.

I also covered some with cacao…yummy as well. For those who don’t like pistachio, you can also use hazelnuts or walnuts!!
Cacao Pistachio Balls


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