Like all of Team Sluttery, I've decided that baking all my Christmas gifts is too much of a palaver (plus it's MID DECEMBER, who allowed this to happen? I'm NOT READY). So these sweet snowballs join Laura B's stained glass window biscuits and Caleigh's peppermint bark in the 'incredibly easy to make' camp.
These snowballs are basically chocolate tiffin, but rolled into spheres and covered in coconut. For the cake crumbs, either use some leftover cake (hahahahaha, 'leftover cake', as if) or buy a small version of your favourite cake. I've said 'cake' too many times and now I really want some.
You will need:
- 400g white chocolate
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 150g cake crumbs
- 50g dried cranberries
- 50g Maltesers, crushed
- 50g mini marshmallows
- 150g desiccated coconut
- Break up the white chocolate into a glass bowl and add the golden syrup. Gently heat it over a saucepan of boiling water (don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water) or stick it in a microwave for a few minutes. Stir occasionally until it's melted.
- Meanwhile, put your cake crumbs, cranberries, Maltesers and mini marshmallows into a bowl and stir. Pour the melted chocolate and golden syrup over the top and mix well. You want the mix to be sticky but to hold its shape. Add more golden syrup or cake if it's too dry/not staying spherical.
- Scatter the desiccated coconut over a plate. Get a tablespoonful of the snowball mix, shape into a round, and roll in the coconut. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, then eat and enjoy, or put a few in a cellophane bag to give as a gift.