This Chocolate Date Snowballs recipe is a Christmas twist on my Yummy Date Balls recipe. If you liked those… you’ll love these! They’re coated in white chocolate & coconut, and have a cherry surprise in the middle… yumminess! And to me, Dates always give such a rich, natural sugary flavor to any bake.
Christmas holidays speak of home bakes to me. I love simple and easy recipes to whip up that my family can enjoy. These Chocolate Date Snowballs also make a perfect gift (if you’re looking for some homemade gift ideas) with the FREE printable gift tag I’ve included below. So whether you make them for your family or as a special gift, they’re sure to be a hit! Here’s how they’re made…
Chocolate Date Snowballs Recipe
Copyright © 2021 – This original recipe is by Taryn Bloem – thesupermomsclub.com
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Yield: +/- 30 balls
125g dates (chopped)
½ cup sugar
65g baking margarine
75g tub of cherries (chopped)
2 cups Rice Krispies
200g white baking chocolate (to coat)
125g packet desiccated coconut
Place the chopped dates, sugar and margarine in a medium sized pot. Bring to the boil on a medium/high heat, stirring frequently.
Boil until the mixture becomes smooth and the ingredients have combined well.
Remove from the stove and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
Add the chopped cherries and Rice Krispies and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Roll into small balls of roughly 6g each. I like to squish them into balls (kind of like squishing a stress ball about 10 – 15 times) and then rolling them. This helps in keeping their shape.
To finish them off, coat with melted white chocolate and then immediately roll in coconut.
Place on baking paper and allow the chocolate to set and dry.
If you would like to make a gift from them, place the balls in cellophane bags and tie closed with a ribbon. Print The Supermoms Club FREE Chocolate Date Snowballs Recipe Gift Tag Printable (PDF) on white paper or cardboard. Once you’ve cut it out, punch a hole in the top and attach it to the ribbon. Voila, the perfect little homemade gift this Christmas.