Christmas can be a stressful time of year for the adults of this world who have to purchase and wrap presents for a thousand people, decorate the Christmas tree, make an elf costume for the school play, entertain guests with homemade canapes and prepare for the holidays! Of course it needn’t be so stressful, and I’m here to help you make this festive season as soothing as a treatment at a day spa. Well, maybe not that soothing, but how nice would that be as a Christmas gift?
Instead my present to you is the simplest, no-bake recipe for Christmas Chocolate Coconut Balls that kids are able to make themselves and they also make lovely Christmas gifts! You can make this recipe your own by decorating the chocolate balls with different lollies and presenting them the way you like. I’ve decided to put my chocolate balls to friends in old egg cartons and wrap a big ribbon around them. Have a fantastic festive season in the lead up to Christmas, enjoy!
Christmas Chocolate Coconut Balls
A simple, no-bake recipe that kids can make and they also make lovely Christmas gifts.
250g Teddy Bear biscuits
½ cup Cabury drinking chocolate
350g sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla paste
250g fine desiccated coconut
For decoration: You could use Jaffas, Green Snakes, Reindeer Ears, Silver Balls, Flowers – Anything that you like!
- Place biscuits in a bowl of a food processor, blitz on high until biscuits resemble breadcrumbs.
- Add drinking chocolate to food processor and blitz using the pulse button until just combined.
- Add vanilla paste to the mix and then slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk blitzing on low-med speed until the mix is combined. The mixture should be firm to touch and not too sticky.
- Remove blade carefully from food processor. Using your hands roll a small amount of mixture, about 1 tbs, into small balls, it might help to have slightly wet hands for this. Once you’ve formed a small ball, place a Jaffa on the top of the ball and then roll in coconut. Decorate with green snakes and silver cachous to make Christmas puddings.
- Place in sealed container, or if the balls are quite soft place in refrigerator to firm up.
Tip: If the mixture dries up and the coconut becomes difficult to stick onto the balls, wet them slightly and then roll in coconut