Thursday 17 December 2015


Reader Leah shows us how to make yummy coconut snowballs… perfect for a home made Christmas prezzie!

You will need:

200g desiccated coconut (dry, comes in a packet)
2 egg whites
110g caster sugar
a little icing sugar

To make:

Pre-heat the oven to 170c or gas mark 3.

Place a rectangle of baking parchment onto a baking tray.

Beat the egg whites until fluffy but not stiff and add the sugar, beating gently until it dissolves. Stir in the coconut.

Use damp hands to form the mixture into snowball shapes.

Place on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes, until the snowballs are golden and firm. Remove and allow to cool on wire rack.

Dust with icing sugar and store in an airtight container - or box them up to be given as Christmas prezzies!

Cathy says:
Oooh… I might have to try these… they seem simple enough even for me! Have YOU got a cool Christmas recipe? Email me via the 'email Cathy' link over on and COMMENT BELOW to tell me your fave festive sweet treats!


  1. In S1, I learnt how to make Christmas pudding truffles. They are AMAZING. And contain zero Christmas pudding but that's not the point. It's been a while since I made them but I know they're made of crushed digestive biscuits, dessicated coconut, cocoa powder and melted butter formed into a ball with a marshmallow in the middle. Once they've cooled in the fridge, you decorate them with melted white chocolate and a little bit of glacé cherry and green angelica to look like holly leaves on top of a Christmas pudding. If that's not to your taste, you can decorate them however you want. I rolled them in dessicated coconut when I made a box as a gift for our neighbour and when I made some for Mum, I pressed milk and white chocolate buttons into the top of the truffles before cooling. They're soooo tasty!

    1. That's funny, the S1's in my school make the same thing!

    2. It's probably some sort of national curriculum or something. And it's a good recipe for 12 year olds who are probably rather distracted by the looming Christmas holidays - it's more like a fun activity than a lesson.



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