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Italian Struffoli

Struffoli Honey Ball Recipe. Italian Struffoli Honey Balls are a recipe that my family has been making for years! This is Grandma Anna’s recipe and is the most delicious recipe that I’ve tasted for these. Much, much better then any bakery.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 351 kcal
Author Megan Pizzi



  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl by hand.
  2. Heat up the rest of the vegetable oil over med high heat.
  3. Take a golf ball size of dough and roll it into a snake till about 1/2? thick. Cut about 1/4? slices off of the “snake”. They will not be balls but not to worry, they will come out looking like a ball once cooked.
  4. Test 1 ball in the oil. Once it is brown you are ready to start your batches. Cook about 1 “snake” worth at a time. Place in the oil until just slightly brown. Don’t over cook them.
  5. Scoop out with slotted spoon and place on a plate with a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Continue with each batch until you have used up all the dough.
  6. Mound the balls on a plate (you’ll need one that can hold liquid well).
  7. Heat up honey by placing the honey container in boiling water until thin.
  8. Pour over the balls to completely coat.
  9. Sprinkle with nonpareil.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Italian Struffoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.