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  • Assemble ingredients (but use better chocolate that this!)Assemble ingredients (but use better chocolate that this!)
  • The doughThe dough
  • Chill the dough balls for an hourChill the dough balls for an hour
  • The finished snowballsThe finished snowballs


  • 300g white chocolate (buy good quality or the sweets can be a bit, well, sweet)
  • 300g Madeira cake
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 125g desiccated coconut

If you fancy making some home made sweet treats for Christmas (or anytime), these snowballs are delicious and so easy.

I made these one day; next day made the same but with dark chocolate instead of white. Planning more variations with additions of alcohol, soaked fruit etc. I thought rum and raisin might be nice - or Cointreau and maybe an orange flavoured chocolate. Who knows? :-)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: Serves: Makes 30


  1. Melt the butter and half the chocolate in a basin over simmering water.

  2. Blitz the Madeira cake to crumbs in a food processor (or chop finely with a knife).

  3. When the butter and chocolate are melted, add the cake crumbs and mix thoroughly..

  4. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, take a teaspoonful and form into a ball; put it on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Repeat until you have used all the mixture. Chill for an hour.

  5. Melt the rest of the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.

  6. Dip each sweet in the melted chocolate, allow excess to drain off, then roll it in the dessicated coconut. Chill for a further hour.

Keeps for a week in the fridge (yeah, right!).



Wednesday 18 December, 2013 at 7:19pm

Made them today, added rum and raisins like you suggested.

Yummie ! Will make some for xmas treats for friends. Cheers

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