An alternative to truffles, Sweet Snowballs are delicious, bite-sized chocolate treats that are incredibly easy to make. With a delicious combination of Malteser, coconut, marshmallow, cranberries and rich tea biscuits, these delicious treats are perfect for getting your little ones involved in the kitchen.
The smooth and creamy texture of the chocolate complements the crunch of the cookies, while the marshmallows and cranberries add a delicious sweetness. Coated in a generous amount of coconut, these bite-sized delicacies are a satisfying treat for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or whip up a quick dessert, Sweet Snowballs will impress you with their irresistible combination of flavor and texture.
- 400g white chocolate, broken into pieces
- 100g rich tea biscuits
- 50g white Maltesers
- 50g mini marshmallows
- 50g dried cranberries
- 50g cake crumbs (we used store-bought Madeira cake)
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 100g desiccated coconut
- edible glitter (optional)
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Crush the cookies and Maltesers in a large bowl with a rolling pin.
- Add mini marshmallows, dried cranberries, and cake crumbs to the bowl.
- Pour melted chocolate and golden syrup into the bowl.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Place the coconut flakes on a plate.
- Place large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the plate.
- Roll the mixture around, spoonful at a time, until coated with coconut.
- Form the mixture into balls.
- Place the balls on a baking sheet.
- Refrigerate the balls for 30 minutes before serving.
- Sprinkle the balls with edible glitter if desired.
Equipment and tools
To make sweet snowballs you will need the following equipment and tools:
- A heatproof bowl
- A cooking pot
- A spoon for mixing
- A food processor or rolling pin and a plastic bag for crushing cookies
- A baking tray lined with baking paper
- A fridge
Sweet snowballs may contain the following allergens:
- White chocolate
- Rich tea biscuits
- White Maltese
- Mini marshmallows
- Dried cranberries
- Madeira cake crumbs
- golden syrup
- Desiccated coconut
Please consider these ingredients if you or someone you are serving has allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
Sweet snowballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. They are best enjoyed within a few days of preparation. If you have leftovers, simply place them in the container and place in the refrigerator. Let them come to room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before serving again.
The Health Benefits of Sweet Snowballs
When it comes to delicious treats, the sweet snowballs recipe is a delicious choice that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also comes with several health benefits. Packed with delicious ingredients and a touch of edible glitter for a whimsical touch, these sweet snowballs are a perfect addition to any dessert table or as a homemade gift for your loved ones.
Using white chocolate as the base ingredient in these sweet snowballs creates a smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Although white chocolate contains more sugar and fewer cocoa ingredients compared to dark chocolate, it still offers some benefits. It is a good source of calcium, essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, and also provides small amounts of iron and magnesium.
Rich tea biscuits
Adding rich tea biscuits to the recipe gives these sweet snowballs a delicious crunch. Although they aren’t the most nutritious option due to their high sugar and refined flour content alone, they do add to the overall flavor and texture of the snowballs. Moderation is key when consuming treats, which include cookies.
The inclusion of white Maltesers in the sweet snowballs ensures a delicious surprise with every bite. These small, crunchy malted milk balls are covered in white chocolate for a unique flavor and texture combination. Maltese chocolate has fewer calories compared to other types of chocolate, making it a slightly healthier choice to enjoy.
The addition of mini marshmallows gives the sweet snowballs a wonderfully soft consistency. While they are high in sugar and should be consumed in moderation, marshmallows can provide a small amount of protein and are free of fat and cholesterol. As an occasional treat, they add a touch of fun to the recipe.
Dried cranberries not only add a touch of tartness and chewiness to the sweet snowballs, but they also provide health benefits. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also a good source of fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut.
Using store-bought Madeira cake crumbs gives the sweet snowballs a light and moist texture. Although cake crumbs don’t provide a significant source of nutrition, they add delicious flavor and add to the overall satisfaction of each bite. Eating them in moderation as part of a balanced diet can be a delicious treat.
Golden syrup is used as a binding agent in this recipe to hold the sweet snowballs together. Although it contains sugar, it is often sweeter than other sweeteners, so you need to use less. In addition, golden syrup provides a small amount of iron, potassium and vitamin B6.
The coating of desiccated coconut not only gives the sweet snowballs a nice texture, but also adds to their nutritional value. Dried coconuts are a good source of fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight. It also contains healthy fats that can support heart health.
While optional, adding edible glitter to these cute snowballs adds a touch of glamor and festivity. Edible glitter is safe to eat and can be a fun way to add visual appeal to the snowballs. Remember to use it sparingly as a small amount goes a long way.
In summary, while these sweet snowballs are a decadent treat, they contain some ingredients that offer some health benefits. As part of a balanced diet, it is important to enjoy them in moderation. Whether you’re making them for a special occasion or just as a sweet treat to enjoy with your loved ones, these sweet snowballs are sure to bring joy and a smile to the face of anyone who tries them.