How To Make Graham Balls Better

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Graham balls are small balls made of crushed graham crackers rolled into a little ball. Sometimes these are stuffed or rolled in something colorful and delicious, too, but the classic is just a delicious and sweetened graham cracker ball.   

This is a great small business idea for the kids. There's no baking involved, and these are actually fun to make. You can make a simple graham cracker ball recipe. You just need to mix together two ingredients: graham cracker crumbs and condensed milk. If you're looking for a more appetizing product, you need to make it better than your usual graham balls.

Here are ideas on how to make graham balls better so you can easily make a profit no matter where you sell these and to whom: 

graham balls stuffed with marshamallows
Photo by Riell Santos
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1 Stuff it with marshmallows.    

Graham balls may not need to be made better but that's how you can entice customers and maybe even make repeat customers, even if it's just you and your kids popping these every snack time. 

Make it colorful with the colorful and flavored marshmallows available in he groceries for a truly unique snack.


graham balls with peanut butter
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2 Add peanut butter. 

If you're adding marshmallows into these balls, why not amp up the flavor profile of the graham balls themselves, too? An easy addition is peanut butter. It can replace some of the condensed milk you use and is sticky enough to keep its shape. Use creamy peanut butter for a rich and delicious ball. You can also add some texture to every bite by using crunchy peanut butter so there's a surprise nugget of peanut in there. 


graham balls with oatmeal

3 Add oatmeal. 

Not all graham balls need to be just a sweet treat. You can add some heft to your graham balls by either adding oatmeal to the graham mixture or rolling it in toasted oatmeal for a nutty flavor that doesn't include nuts. Use a crunchy homemade granola recipe to give your graham balls that crunchy texture on the outside that will reveal the graham ball hiding inside with a bite. 


graham balls coated in chocolate
Photo by Riell Santos

4 Coat it in chocolate. 

Coating the graham balls in chocolate instantly ups the appetizing factor. Few can resist chocolate, so what more if a graham ball is hiding inside the chocolate shell? Chocolate bars that easily melt are available in supermarkets and baking supply stores, but the trick is having parchment paper, wax paper, or even a silicone mat. These sheets are the perfect surface to place freshly dunked balls. The nonstick surface of these will ensure that these are easy to package later. 


Use two forks to make sure that your balls are as perfect as possible when the chocolate hardens. 

graham balls rolled in crumbs
Photo by Dairy Darilag

5 Roll it in more crumbs.  

You do not have to coat the graham balls in chocolate, but how about more graham crumbs, cookie crumbs, desiccated coconut, chopped nuts, or even cake sprinkles, so it's a colorful and appealing dessert for the kids who will love these no-bake bites. 


You can also melt chocolate and then roll it in the crumbs, chopped nuts, and sprinkles. The possibilities are endless with a little creativity on your part on how it should look and taste. 

You can make your graham balls as decadent as you like with your personal combination of ingredients to make it better with every bite. 



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