Tiramisu Cake Balls

Tiramisu Cake Balls, the same flavors of traditional tiramisu, in bite sized candies!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 -20 cake balls
Author Dana at


  • 2 3 oz packages lady fingers
  • 1/4 Cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup black coffee
  • 1/8 Cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz mascarpone
  • 3 Tablespoon kahlua optional
  • 1/8 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extrct
  • 16 oz vanilla candiquick
  • cocoa powder for garnish


  • Place half of the ladyfingers in a food processor. Pulse to form crumbs. Place in a large bowl. Place remaining ladyfingers in the food processor with the chocolate chips. Pulse to form crumbs out of the cookies and break up the chocolate chips some. Place in the same bowl.
  • Place the hot brewed coffee in a small bowl, add in the brown sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add in the mascarpone, coffee mix, kahlua, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour wet mixture onto lady finger crumbs and mix with a spoon until combined. Taking a 1 Tablespoon sized scoop, scoop out balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Using your hands, roll into more uniform sized balls.
  • Place in freezer until frozen solid, I left them over night. Melt candiquick as directed on package, dip balls into candy and let the excess drip off. Place on parchment paper to harden. It is easier to do this step in batches.
  • Dust with cocoa powder, serve and enjoy! Any left overs must be refrigerated.