These are a fun Christmas treat to make with kids and an easy activity to keep them busy over the holidays. These chocolate snowballs are a twist on the milk chocolate rice crispy cakes I used to enjoy making when I was little. If you can find the mini cake cases, this makes it easier to make the snowballs (and the finished snowball looks neater), but if you cant find these, I have tried making them using just a sheet of baking parchment instead and they work fine.
1 bar (150g) white chocolate
60g rice krispies
mini cake cases or baking parchment
silver star cake decorations or similar
(makes about 18 little snowballs)
- Break the chocolate into small pieces then gently melt it. This is most easily done gradually in the microwave or alternatively; in a small heatproof bowl, carefully placed on top of a pan of boiling water.
- Stir in the rice krispies until they are covered in chocolate (Be gentle so as not to crush all of the krispies).
- Using a teaspoon, take out a small amount of mixture and pile it into the cake cases (making the mixture into a round-ish snowball shape).
- Decorate the snowballs with the silver star cake decorations and leave the snowballs somewhere cool to set. While they are setting, why not go for a wintery walk and reward yourself with a chocolate snowball on your return!
TIP: You could add a handful of mini, white marshmallows to the mixture for added fluffyness! If you are feeling adventurous, you could try making a snowman (Make a large snowball (with some raisins or currants for buttons) and a small snowball (with raisins or currants for eyes), then when they have nearly cooled and set, carefully place the small ball on top of the larger one).
Now its time to make some decorations here.