Recipe

Chocolate balls

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Chocolate balls
  • 125 gram cream cheese, chopped
  • 1 cup nutella
  • 350 gram madeira cake, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 180 gram dark chocolate
  • 15 gram copha
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup cocoa

Method

Chocolate balls
  • 1
    Line a baking tray with foil.
  • 2
    In a bowl, beat cream cheese and Nutella together until smooth. Mix in cake crumbs and almonds. Chill until firm enough to handle.
  • 3
    Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Arrange on tray.
  • 4
    Melt chocolate and Copha together in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring.
  • 5
    Using 2 forks, toss balls in chocolate then toss in coconut or cocoa. Chill until firm. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Pack into boxes as a gift.

Notes

If preferred, melt chocolate with Copha in the microwave oven on medium (50 per cent) power in 1-minute bursts, stirring after each. Also, to make it easier, spoon the chocolate over the balls and then sprinkle with the coconut or cocoa.

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