Coconut Christmas snowballs

How to make coconut Christmas snowballs.
How to make coconut Christmas snowballs. Photo: Nicole Avery

These Christmas snowballs are super easy to make and will be a hit with kids and adults. With some simple packaging they can also be made up as a sweet treat Christmas gift for family and friends.

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams Marie biscuits
  • 397 grams sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 300 grams white chocolate
The perfect edible Christmas gift.
The perfect edible Christmas gift. Photo: Nicole Avery

Method:

Line a large tray with baking paper. Add biscuits to the food processor and process until it is a crumb like consistency. Then add the vanilla and sweetened condensed milk to the food processor and process until it makes a stiff dough.

Use a heaped tablespoon of mixture to roll into firm ball. Place snowball onto the tray and continue this process until you have used all of the mixture. Then place the tray in the freezer for an hour to set.

Break up white chocolate and place in a heavy based, microwave-safe bowl. Don't make the bowl too large as you want depth to dip the snowballs into. White chocolate can burn easily, so it is best to melt on a lower temperature at a slower pace. Microwave on medium (50%) for 1 minute, stir with a metal spoon, then melt for another minute. If the chocolate is almost melted after this, stir with a spoon to melt the remaining chocolate. Microwaves vary so if your chocolate still needs more heat to melt it, do it in short spurts of 15 seconds, stir and heat until gently melted.

Use a fork and dip the snowball into the melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate. Place the snowball on the tray and sprinkle generously with desiccated coconut. Do these for all snowballs and then place in the fridge until chocolate has set. Store in fridge in air tight container until ready to serve.

Difficulty: Easy

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Time: 20 minutes prep time, 3 hours setting time

Makes: 20-22 snowballs

Notes: If you are making these as a gift, most chocolate shops sell cardboard boxes and truffle papers you can use. Once the snowballs are set, place them into truffle papers and sit in the box. Wrap some ribbon around the box and make someone very happy!

Nicole Avery is a Melbourne mum to five beautiful kids. She is the master organiser behind the popular parenting blog Planning With Kids and the author of a book by the same name, where she shares tips and tricks for organising the chaos of family life.

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