Snowball truffles

Snowball truffles

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling time

Easy

Makes 30 truffles
Festive fun for the kids, these snowy truffles are great to give as gifts and fun to make in school holidays

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per truffle

  • kcal111
  • fat10g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 200ml double cream
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 200g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring just up to the boil. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour over the boiling cream, then stir until the chocolate and cream are well blended and smooth. Cool, then set aside in the fridge until the mixture is solid, about 2 hrs.

  2. Scoop out teaspoons of the mixture and roll into small walnut-size balls with your hands. Sprinkle the coconut onto a plate and roll the truffle in the coconut until evenly covered. Will keep in a cool place for 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

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tinysparkles
19th Dec, 2011
5.05
To bumblebee ---- I would say yes, the cocoa content changes the texture slightly and also how easy the truffles are to handle, the lower the cocoa content the messier it gets! 70% is not bitter at all, especially if you coat with a sweeter coating like choc sprinkles. Nobody has complained that 70% is too bitter even for those not so keen on dark choc. Hope this helps!! :)
tinysparkles
19th Dec, 2011
5.05
So good and super easy! I've made these 3 times now and have tried good quality and not so good quality choc, I can definitely say worth using good quality choc, taste and texture is quite different. When making the balls, good quality choc is easier to handle as it doesn't seem to melt so quickly. I wouldn't use more than 70% cocoa as it will be too bitter. I coated with several different coatings, dessicated coconut, chilli/cocoa mix (yum! put more chilli for those who dare!), ground almonds and choc sprinkles. I presented them in small petit four paper cases and they looked great on the table at a dinner party!! Never fails to impress :)
emilylhall2006
14th Dec, 2011
does the percentage of the cocoa in the chocolate actually affect the truffle or is it just how sweet it makes them? I really want to make these as a gift but the people i'm thinking of prefer sweeter chocolate rather than stronger darker chocolate. If i use chocolate with a weaker percent of cocoa solids will it still comes out the same at the end?
pinkprincess1986
21st Oct, 2011
3.05
I made these for Xmas goodies last year! Agree that they were a little bitter and a few people pulled a face when they ate! lol So will use a mix of milk & dark this time. Also I used the melon baller method but still had to roll them slightly with hands to get a nice shape. I used coconut, ground almonds & cocoa powder as coatings.
pudding11
26th Nov, 2010
4.05
I made these and kept them in the freezer for a couple of weeks in advance of a party. When I defrosted them they were perfect still! I used a melon baller to make them and dipped in hot water between each one as it makes it so much easier to scoop the mixture. It is time consuming and messy but worth it according to all the people who ate them!
irenemorrill
19th Nov, 2010
These are great, we have made them as gifts for teachers for several years now and always have many compliments and orders for more. Something the kids can really enjoy making as they are so simple yet tasty!!!
purplemwendy
12th Nov, 2010
4.05
Just made these today and I'm delighted with the results - made a trial batch in preparation for giving as Xmas gifts and will definitely be making more. Made some with coconut and some with cocoa powder and both are delicious...next time I'm going to try chopped hazelnut. Have put some in freezer to test out quality of truffles after defrosting...not sure if this will affect the quality? Would agree with the comments about the issue of rolling into balls but they are worth the mess.
julia_1991
22nd Dec, 2009
I just made these but instead of the cream i used a few day old chocolate cake crumbs and used 3 quarters milk chocolate 1 quarter dark chocolate. Its a different recipe all in it's own i guess but it works pretty well and if you're in a rush it's the easier choice as you just pour the chocolate strait in, mix, roll out and you're done!
jamiel90
20th Dec, 2009
4.05
Really Nice, Went great as a gift! Family and freinds really enjoyed them plus very easy to make! YUMMY! Rolled some in coco-powder aswell tasted nice!
kegs1986
20th Dec, 2009
Haven't made these yet, but was wondering whether I could add Malibu for a coconutty flavour? will leave a comment when I do them

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