Chocolate Snowballs

This recipe comes from a cook book my kids school sold as a fundraiser a couple of years ago, it has some pretty amazing recipes in it. This was the first time I had cooked the Chocolate Snow Ball recipe – they are so delicious.

I had made then on a Sunday to be the treat for the kids lunch boxes, but I won’t make them for the kids lunches again. The kids LOVED them, but they are quite sweet and small, so much better suited to an afternoon tea with friends!

Chocolate Snowballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 75 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Method:
Chocolate Snowballs
The recipe did say this recipe could be made using a food processor. I don’t own one, so went with the old school hand made method.

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Into a medium bowl, sift flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking powder.
  3. Chop butter into cubes and add to the bowl.
  4. Using the tips of your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients. Keep rubbing the butter in until you have a light crumbly mixture.
  5. Beat one egg lightly, then add it to the mixture, combine well.
  6. Add next lightly beaten egg and combine.
  7. Add vanilla and combine.
  8. Place mixture in the fridge for approx an hour. This makes the dough so much easier to use.
  9. Sift icing sugar into a small bowl.
  10. Roll dough into small balls and then toss in the icing sugar.
  11. Place the balls on a lined tray and allow room for spreading.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes on trays before moving to racks to cool further.
  14. Makes approx 40.
Chocolate Snowballs
 
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Recipe type: chocolate
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 75 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup icing sugar
Method:
  1. The recipe did say this could be made using a food processor. I don't own one, so went with the old school hand made method.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. Into a medium bowl, sift flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking powder.
  4. Chop butter into cubes and add to the bowl.
  5. Using the tips of your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients. Keep rubbing the butter in until you have a light crumbly mixture.
  6. Beat one egg lightly, then add it to the mixture, combine well.
  7. Add next lightly beaten egg and combine.
  8. Add vanilla and combine.
  9. Place mixture in the fridge for approx an hour. This makes the dough so much easier to use.
  10. Sift icing sugar into a small bowl.
  11. Roll dough into small balls and then toss in the icing sugar.
  12. Place the balls on a lined tray and allow room for spreading.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes on trays before moving to racks to cool further.
  15. Makes approx 40.

Our Family Menu Plan for this week.

Baking: Choc Chip Muesli Slice

Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday: Roast Vegetable Lasagne

Wednesday: Chicken Korma

Thursday: Left Overs

Friday: Tuna Rice

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: Homemade Hamburgers and Chunky Chips

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.