Now this recipe is basically an adaptation of one I tried in the summer using Oreo cookies and cream cheese. It is essentially the same but instead of using Oreos, I use the good old custard cream. To be honest I can’t stand these biscuits. I find them dry and sickly. In fact I’m not a biscuit fan at all. I’d take hummus and savoury snacks over biccies any day.
But the boy loves biscuits and I thought it would be interesting to try a custard cream and cream cheese combo to make these snowball truffles. Now I did try snowmen truffles but I thought they looked a bit random :/ What do you think?! They just all look sad and gloomy! #PinterestFail !!
Anyways, if you want to make balls or men – here is my recipe for snow somethings…
To make 10 truffles you need the following:
15 custard cream biscuits
100 grams of cream cheese (Philadelphia)
100 grams of white chocolate
First up, you need to use a blender to whizz up your custard creams. You could smash them by hand using a rolling pin but I’d really recommend a blender in terms of saving time and minimizing mess.
Once the biscuits are whizzed up, they should look a bit like sand.
Add in your cream cheese and gently work it into the sandy biscuit mix. It takes a few minutes to get the biscuits and cream to mix well. I use my hands once the cream cheese has been worked into most of the biscuit mix. Also, for a few minutes you might be thinking “I definitely need more cream cheese” – keep mixing it together though – you’ll be surprised how far it goes. Obviously if the mixture isn’t coming together then you probably do need more cheese!
Once you’ve mixed it together, it should look like a ball of dough -like this.
Half the mix and roll it into a couple of sausage shapes. Cut these into pieces and roll each piece into a small ball. To be honest you can make as many balls as you want but I found ten from this mix worked well. You don’t want them too big as they are actually quite rich!
Once you’ve finished making the balls, melt your white chocolate. Now you can either do this on the hob with a pan of boiling water or you can pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. I find two minutes works well, mixing half way through.
Let the chocolate cool slightly for a minute or so and then dip each ball, making sure they are completely coated in the chocolate. Next dip your coated ball into the coconut. So you want to set up a little production line – ball, chocolate, coconut -DONE.
Now remember this isn’t Pinterest. The melted chocolate makes a mess and you’ll end up mixing your chocolate and coconut until the last few balls resemble sticky coconut chocolate mess.
I found using two spoons and rolling the balls around in the chocolate helped. I then held the ball on a spoon and sprinkled the coconut over before placing on a plate.
When you’ve coated all the custard cream balls, leave them to cool in the fridge. You’ll want to store them in the fridge too. Keep them in an air-tight container and they will last a few days.
And there you have it – custard cream snowballs or snowmen!
And just for a laugh…
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