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Xmas white chocolate truffle snowmen

A fun and easy treat for the holidays! These truffle snowmen will become a favorite, either for your children or for your guests!
Course Dessert, Snack, Sweet, treat
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Christmas, dessert, sweets, treat, Xmas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 -12 snowmen

Ingredients

  • 14 oz (400 grams) white chocolate
  • 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon (200 grams) heavy cream, 35% fat
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons brandy, optional
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups about 200 grams finely crashed graham crackers or butter cookies
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 25 grams dark chocolate or 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • Colored sugarpaste for decoration

Instructions

  1. Melt the white chocolate with cream in the microwaves or in a double boiler. Add the vanilla, the brandy, the salt and stir to combine. Mix cookie crumbs with cinnamon and add to the chocolate mixture.

  2. Transfer 1/4 cup of the white chocolate mixture in a separate bowl, melt the dark chocolate in the microwaves or in a double boiler, and mix them together. (Or you can just mix the cocoa with the white chocolate mixture)
  3. Refrigerate the two mixtures for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Put the shredded coconut in a plate, form walnut sized balls with the white chocolate mixture and cover them with the coconut.

    Form smaller balls for the heads and cover them also with the coconut.

    Place one small ball over the larger one and secure with a toothpick. Let the toothpick protrude a little, to secure the hats.

  5. With the dark chocolate mixture, form little balls the size of a large chickpea, flatten them out to form small discs, and place them over the heads.
  6. Then, make a cylinder about half an inch in diameter, and cut 1 inch pieces. Place them on top of the discs to form the hats. If the chocolate mixture becomes too soft, place it in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.
  7. Make the noses and eyes with black and yellow sugarpaste. Poke holes with a toothpick and place them inside the holes.
  8. Eat

Recipe Notes

Keep refrigerated for 4-5 days
If you have some white sprinkles, you can use them instead of shredded coconut. You may even use some icing sugar to coat them, but it may become soggy after a while, since sugar draws moisture
The snowmen are secured with toothpicks. Remember to tell your guests to remove them before eating!!!