These coconut and almond snowballs have the added kick of rum so taste fantastic, a real grownup treat for the holidays and a great wee foodie gift for Christmas too.
What’s to love about this recipe?
- These coconut and almond snowballs are super easy and quick to make
- Everyone loves homemade sweets at Christmas time
- Coconut and almond snowballs make the perfect foodie gift for Christmas or a hostess gift if you are popping round for drinks over the festive season
I love making homemade sweets at this time of year, check out all my homemade sweets recipes here.
Ingredients for coconut and almond snowballs
It’s ground almonds that make up the base of these snowballs. Butter, icing sugar and rum are the only other ingredients for the coconut almond snowballs themselves.
You also need the snow for the snowballs.
This is made with desiccated coconut and granulated sugar
How to make these snowballs
Honestly, folks, this recipe couldn’t be easier. In fact, this is one of the recipes I demonstrated every day at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair a couple of weeks ago.
It is a simple two step process;
Whizz together all the coconut and almond snowball ingredients in a mini food processor till it comes together in a dough.
Now wet your hands (this stops the dough from sticking to your hands) and pull off bits of the dough and roll into balls about the size of marbles
Mix the granulated sugar with the desiccated coconut on a plate and roll the little snowballs in this ‘snow’ mixture.
Now pop them in the fridge for half an hour to firm up.
How much does this make?
I got a whopping 40 little marble-sized sweets from this coconut and almond snowballs recipe. Now that’s plenty for lots of Christmas gift-giving.
How long do the snowballs keep?
These coconut and almond snowballs will keep for a week in an airtight box.
Give these little coconut and almond snowballs as a gift at Christmas or take some round when visiting friends over the holidays.
They are perfect served with a strong cup of coffee on the side.
Just sit in front of the telly with a good Christmas movie and eat them!
This recipe is from my new bookette Foodie Gifts For Christmas Book 1, also available as an Ebook.
Looking for more great little festive sweets to make this year? Then check out these recipes before you go;
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Coconut And Almond Snowballs With Rum
- 125 g ground almonds
- 125 g icing sugar
- 30 g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp rum I used white rum
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- Whizz together all ingredients in mini processor to form a paste
- With wet hands pull off pieces about the size of a marble
- Roll the balls in the coconut and sugar mixture
- Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up