Ghee Chocolate Orange and Coconut Snowballs

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‘Snow is falling all around me, children playing, having fun, tis the season, love and understanding, Merry Christmas everyone.’ Ha, snow falling in the UK! It might in Scotland but not normally in the south of the country where we live. I do love snow at Christmas though. Personally I don’t like to go out in it much but I do like looking at it.

As we don’t normally get snow at Christmas I decided to make snowball chocolates this year. However, I wouldn’t go throwing them at the dinner table as it might get messy. Plus these are so yummy I don’t think you are going to want to throw them anywhere but into your mouths.

If you haven’t got ghee or don’t have time to make it, unsalted butter would be good too. I decided to use ghee to see how it would set as a chocolate/truffle and it was brilliant. It gave the chocolate a rich nutty flavour that was just delicious.

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Makes lots

Ghee Chocolate Orange and Coconut Snowballs

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Bowl with lid or tupperware box

Ingredients

  • Ghee or unsalted butter x 150g
  • Coconut cream or single cream x 100mls
  • Orange x 1 (zest and juice of half)
  • Cinnamon x 1 tsp (optional)
  • Raw cacao powder x 2 tbsps
  • Maple syrup or honey x 2 – 4 tsp
  • Desiccated coconut x 4 tbsp

Method

  • Put the saucepan onto a low heat on the hob.
  • Melt down the ghee or unsalted butter if not already melted.
  • Pour in the coconut cream or single cream.
  • Stir these ingredients together.
  • Add in the zest and juice of half the orange and stir again.
  • Sprinkle in the cinnamon and continue to stir.
  • Now pour in the maple syrup or honey.
  • Keep stirring until everything is well mixed together.
  • Then pour the mixture into the bowl with the lid or tupperware box and store in the fridge overnight.
  • Once the mixture is a solid block, remove from the fridge.
  • With a clean teaspoon, scoop out a small piece of the mixture.
  • Take the mixture from the spoon and place it between your hands and roll into a ball space.
  • Now roll the chocolate in the desiccated coconut and set to one side.
  • You can place the chocolate in a glass jar, a present box or onto a spare plate.
  • Repeat this process until all the mixture has been made into truffles.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Ghee Chocolate Orange and Coconut Snowballs

Ghee Chocolate Orange and Coconut Snowballs are just such a great treat for your friends and family. These would make a yummy after dinner chocolate or you could give them as a gift too. For me, making these truffles is not the cleanest job but the effort is worth the result. The chocolate mixture will keep for a while so these could also be made in advance of any parties. However you decide to eat these chocolates, as always, enjoy.

Thank you. xxx