We had our first flurries of snow in the week before Thanksgiving this year. When I’m clearing several inches (hopefully not feet!) of snow off our driveway later in the winter, I shall try to remember the look of sheer joy on Little Miss Traybakes’ face when she saw the sprinkling of flakes outside. It won’t make the snow shoveling any easier but I’m hoping it’ll make me smile! It’s not the earliest I’ve ever seen snow over here and there certainly wasn’t enough to make even the smallest of snowballs, so I’ve been making these No-Bake Marshmallow Snowballs in the kitchen instead.
And yes, this is another easy recipe. And it’s no-bake. And they freeze nicely as well.
I have made these with regular sized marshmallows and with mini-marshmallows and I have to say, the regular marshmallows work much better here. The mini-marshmallows made for a smaller, cuter, truffle-sized snowball but there wasn’t enough marshmallow for me.
I also tried to make these with marshmallow fluff. Now, these were a definite winner in terms of stickiness and gooey marshmallow. But – warning – the fluff is much trickier work with! I scooped spoonfuls of fluff onto a sheet of baking parchment and put it in the freezer overnight. It doesn’t freeze solid, but it will freeze sufficiently for you to get it covered. If you work quickly! If it starts to soften and if the fluff isn’t completely encased in the crumbs, it does start to leak through any cracks in the outside.
I have also made these with both drinking chocolate and cocoa powder. The cocoa makes for a darker chocolate taste, drinking chocolate is sweeter. I’ll leave it up to you to choose whichever option you’d prefer.
- 2 oz or 55g dessicated coconut
- 2 oz or 55g drinking chocolate or cocoa powder
- 2 oz or 55g butter (or even coconut oil)
- ½ tin condensed milk (7oz/200g approx.)
- 14 digestive biscuits/graham crackers (7oz/200g approx.)
- 1 packet marshmallows (you won't need them all)
- fine coconut, for coating
- If you want to try this recipe with the marshmallow fluff, then make sure you place spoonfuls in the freezer the night before you want to make these. Otherwise, just use regular marshmallows.
- Melt the butter and mix with the crushed digestives, drinking chocolate, coconut and condensed milk.
- Use this mixture to cover a marshmallow, rolling each into a neat round ball. If your hands are damp while you do this, it makes things a lot easier. Also try not to have too much biscuit mixture around the outside – you really want a much greater ratio of marshmallow to biscuit mix!
- Toss the covered marshmallows in coconut to cover and place in the fridge to set. And Enjoy!