Sweet snowballs

Sweet snowballs

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling

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Makes 16

An alternative to truffles, these chocolatey bitesize treats contain Maltesers, coconut, marshmallow, cranberries and rich tea biscuits - perfect for making with kids

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  • 400g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100g rich tea biscuits
  • 50g white Maltesers
  • 50g mini marshmallows
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g cakes crumbs (we used shop-bought Madeira cake)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • edible glitter (optional)

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  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Meanwhile, crush the biscuits and Maltesers in a large bowl with a rolling pin.
  2. Add mini marshmallows, dried cranberries and cake crumbs, then the chocolate and golden syrup. Mix well. Tip desiccated coconut onto a plate. Drop large spoonfuls of mixture onto the plate, then roll them around, coating in coconut and shaping into balls. Place on a baking tray and chill for 30 mins before serving. Sprinkle with edible glitter if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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ms_sag's picture

Really tasty, left out the mellows due to being a veggie.

sw1596's picture

These are the most delicious snacks you have ever come across!
My friend made them the other day and I ate sooo many of them (feeling slightly sick after as they are fairly rich - not too rich tho, coz I happily ate about 5 of them!!)
They are easy to make (apparently) and you can have them any time - for a party as a snack or just as a treat with your afternoon cuppa! :)
Enjoy :)

hampermaker's picture

Have made these as Christmas gifts. Okay recipie, certainly less time consuming than truffles. Very sickly, but to be expected. Would make again but with out the marshmallows as they make the 'snowballs' harder to form and I can't really say that they add anything special to the finished article.

butterflies122012's picture

These turned out amazing, going to make them again and give some away as Christmas gifts :)

Vicki B's picture

These are lovely will definitely make them again.. But probably without the biscuits next time.

tiggy-11's picture

I made these for xmas sweet boxes, they were lovely, everyone loved them. will deffinately make again.

sarahlouisedouglas's picture

How long will these keep for? Thanks.

hferenbach's picture
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These are very easy and really good! There were quite a few ingredients to buy in, but I'm now about to make my third batch! I love chocolate truffles and these make a nice festive alternative.

jodyloynes's picture
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I made these last night for work nibbles and they're really tasty! Really easy to make too.