Christmas snowman dessert
If you're looking for a different Christmas project, these snowmen are so fun! They're great for a hot Australian Christmas too, because you don't need to turn on the oven. Crunchy on the outside with a soft truffle-like centre, they're too cute to eat but too delicious to resist.
Watch how to make White Crackle Snowmen
Tips for making the snowmen
Why does my crackle mixture seem so runny?
The crackle mixture will be very wet and runny, this is right! The final result will have a soft, truffle-like texture, so don't be tempted to add more rice bubbles. Place the runny mixture in the the fridge and it will firm up so you're able to scoop it. Copha is important for this step, as it gives the right texture for scooping and rolling, and it has a great melt-in-your-mouth texture when you eat it.
Why do I need to stir the crackle mixture while it’s cooling?
Stirring the crackle mixture every 15 minutes helps it to firm up evenly. It's also good to check the mixture so you can take it out of the fridge when it's just firm enough to scoop and hold its shape.
I left my mixture in the fridge and now it's too hard to scoop?
Let it sit out at room temperature for 15 minutes to warm up.
Tips for decorating
Where can I find the decorations?
The white chocolate melts and writing icing are available in the baking aisle of the supermarket, and find the chocolates, jelly beans and M&M's from the sweets aisle.
Why do you need to add Copha to the white chocolate melts?
Adding Copha to the white chocolate melts makes the mixture runny and keeps it at a good dipping consistency for longer. This makes it easier to coat your crackles and decorations, as the excess runs off easily and you won’t need to reheat the mixture as often.
What do I do if my dipping chocolate has gotten too hard?
Remelt the chocolate by microwaving it in 30 second intervals and stirring.
What do I do if my decorations won’t stick?
Allow the chocolate to cool slightly before using it as glue. Place and hold candy features for 3-5 seconds to let the chocolate harden. Decorating the crackle balls while they're still cool from the fridge will also help the chocolate to set faster.
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