I have been on a bit of a chocolate mission lately and if I say so myself these are AMAZEBALLS. Think fudge, coconut, creamy centered, white chocolates. They take a little time but they are SO easy to make.
4 x 100 gram blocks of white Sweet William chocolate. (Found in the health food section of Coles and Safeway)
100ml of Bonsoy soy milk
1 1/3 cups of desiccated coconut
Very carefully chop up 250 grams of the chocolate into smallish pieces.
Place the Bonsoy and the chocolate into a pan and gently heat on a low flame. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Do not boil the mixture. Once the chocolate has melted, place the mixture into a bowl.
Add the coconut to the chocolate mix and combine. Place it in the fridge till the mixture sets. This takes a good hour or so. You are looking for a consistency you can roll into balls with your hands. Stir the mix every now and then while it is cooling.
Once the mixture is cooled and set, remove from the fridge and remove approx a teaspoon at a time of the mixture and roll in the palm of your hands into a ball and place onto a tray with grease proof paper. If it starts to get too hard to ball the mixture, stop, wash your hands, dry your hands and then continue balling. If you are still having trouble, just add a little extra coconut to the mixture. But don’t add extra coconut if you don’t have to. That way the centre of the chocolates will remain fudgy. Repeat till all the mixture balled. Place the tray into the freezer to allow the balls to chill and firm up.
Once the balls are chilled and hard, break up the remaining 150 grams of chocolate and melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler. Allow it to cool for a couple of minutes.
This is where things get messy! Remove the chilled balls from the freezer, put some melted chocolate on the palm of your hand, pick up one of the balls and roll it with both hands so that it covers in chocolate. Place it back onto some baking paper. Repeat until all the balls are covered in chocolate.
When all the balls are covered in chocolate pop them back in the fridge for the coating to set. Then serve.
If you want extra crunch coat the balls with another layer of chocolate. If you choose to do this you will need another 100 grams of chocolate. It’s worth it!
Sieve icing sugar over the top if you wish for garnish before serving.
YES you have to buy 4 (or 5) packs of Sweet William chocolate which is over $3 a block but if you make 50 these work out to be about 1/3 the cost each of the cost of 1 Lindt ball and they are freaking delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY ARE VERY SWEET!
Yields: 50 chocolates
Time: 5 minutes to make the mixture. 10 minutes to coat the balls in chocolate. Plus cooling and freezing time.
Notes: Bonsoy is found in most supermarkets in the UHT milk section (I used Bonsoy in these because I wanted them to be super rich and creamy).