Snow Balls


This is a great candy for kids, who tend to be big fans of white chocolate. However, if you are making these for kids, you’ll want to omit the alcohol and add 2 more tablespoons of cream or milk to the mixture in step 2.
CLOCKWATCH: The white chocolate mixture has to be chilled for 1 hour before you can roll the balls.

Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Hands-on time: 25 minutes

12 ounces white chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
1-1/4 cups slivered almonds (6 ounces), very finely ground
2 tablespoons bourbon or dark rum
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1. In a bowl set over a pan of hot, not boiling, water, melt the chocolate in the cream. Stir until smooth.
2. Stir in the almonds and bourbon. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch square pan. Chill, uncovered, until firm, about 1 hour.
3. Cut into 64 squares. Roll each square into a ball and then roll in the coconut. Chill the balls until ready to serve.

Makes 64 snowballs
Each snowball has: 56 calories, 3.9 g fat (1.8 g saturated), 1 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates (0.3 g fiber), 3 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium.