Food Friday: Cherry-Coconut Snowballs
January 23, 2009
I know it has been a few weeks since I have posted a five ingredient recipe but I have not forgotten about them. I made these a few weeks ago for a dinner party at a friends house and they were a big hit. They seem to go with all the snow we have been having this winter.
1 package chocolate covered cherries
1 pt vanilla ice cream
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted as pkg directs and cooled
1 cup semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
Place chocolate-covered cherries about 5 in apart on a baking sheet lined with non-stick foil or wax paper; freeze 10 minutes. Remove ice cream from freezer to soften slightly.
Press a scoop of ice cream over each cherry. Return to freezer for 20 minutes.
Put coconut in a medium bowl. Remove ice cream from baking sheet and roll in coconut, pressing coconut against balls. Freeze balls on lined sheet 30 minutes.
Place semisweet chocolate in a saucepan over low heat until melted, stirring continuously. Add cream and stir to combine.
Remove balls from freezer and drizzle with chocolate sauce or serve on the side.