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driving home for christmas & coconut snowballs

Posted Dec 21 2012 9:32am

Hey guys. I’m guessing this will be my last proper post before Christmas and I can imagine that a lot of you are on your way home to your families or just getting ready for the holiday weekend which will hopefully be filled with quality family time and really good food.

I am sort of in the middle of packing and will be heading to the airport later this afternoon to pick up my brother and sister. From there we’ll be driving home to Austria…

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Of course before actually leaving Christina and I will stop by the Christmas market to pick up some Christmassy snacks for the road. If you’re looking for a simple treat to whip up before Christmas I suggest you makes these Coconut Snowballs.

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

They can be made in no-time and you can throw them into a zip-lock bag to enjoy during the drive/ flight or just whilst you’re sitting at home in front of the fireplace.

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

For the few ingredients that you’ll need the result will be incredible. You’ll probably have most of the ingredients at home anyways seeing as they pretty much are pantry stable. Why yes, white chocolate is a staple in our house. And if you do not have vanilla sugar in your house you can substitute 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and add between a half to one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Ingredients

Begin by preparing a double boiler and add the white chocolate chips.

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

To that, add the coconut oil and let the two ingredients slowly melt.

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Once completely smooth and without any clumps stir in the heavy cream.

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Stir until the mixture looks something like this:

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Now transfer the content of the double boiler to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring otherwise the mixture will burn.

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Add the vanilla sugar and incorporate into the mixture by stirring.

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The last step is to add desiccated coconut. The aim is to achieve a thick enough consistency at the end that you can form small balls. However, the consistency will change slightly so don’t add too much coconut straight away but rather add more once the mixture has cooled.

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This is what the consistency was like for me before I let the batter cool.

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Once cold roll the dough into small balls. Depending on the size of the balls you should be able to get 35-45 balls out of this recipe.

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net  

For the special snowball effect roll the balls in desiccated coconut.

Coconut Snowballs Before After

Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

Taaa Daaaa…..

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

Coconut Snowballs

makes 35-45 medium-sized snowballs

Ingredients:

  • 200g white chocolate chips
  • 35g coconut oil
  • 150ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 250g desiccated coconut

Coconut Snowballs from healthinspirations.net

Instructions:

  1. Set up a double boiler and melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. Once completely melted and clump-free stir in  the heavy cream.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a saucepan and let it simmer while stirring. Add 1 tbsp. of vanilla sugar.
  3. Lastly, add about 200g of desiccated coconut and let cool completely before forming small balls. Roll in the remaining coconut and store in an airtight container.

Merry Christmas

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