Sweet snowballs

Christmas dinner recipes.

PREP: 20 MINSCOOK: 5 MINSplus chilling



An alternative to truffles, these chocolatey bitesize treats contain Maltesers, coconut, marshmallow, cranberries and rich tea biscuits – perfect for making with kids

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal257
  • fat14g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g


  • 400g white chocolate

    , broken into pieces

  • 100g rich tea biscuit
  • 50g white Malteser
  • 50g mini marshmallow
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g cake crumbs (we used shop-bought Madeira cake)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • edible glitter (optional)


  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Meanwhile, crush the biscuits and Maltesers in a large bowl with a rolling pin.
  2. Add mini marshmallows, dried cranberries and cake crumbs, then the chocolate and golden syrup. Mix well. Tip desiccated coconut onto a plate. Drop large spoonfuls of mixture onto the plate, then roll them around, coating in coconut and shaping into balls. Place on a baking tray and chill for 30 mins before serving. Sprinkle with edible glitter if you like.