Sweetie Snowballs


The problem with living somewhere other than the North Pole is that you can’t always guarantee a white Christmas.

But, if you can’t depend on the weather to provide you with a fresh supply of snowballs, we say make your own! This super Christmas recipe for Sweetie Snowballs is just perfect.

How gorgeous would these tasty festive treats look decorating your table? And with only six ingredients and minimal cooking required, they are so simple to make – ideal if you’re looking for easy recipes for kids to help with.

Many thanks to the very talented Shelby Harris Bunyan of Minnie Bakes for creating this yummy Christmas recipe exclusively for Elf for Christmas. You can see more of Shelby’s amazing bakes here.

Sweetie Snowball Recipe

Makes 12 sweetie snowballs



15g margarine or butter

60g white mini marshmallows

60g Rice Krispies

Drop of vanilla essence

Sprinkles or small sweets (optional)

Icing sugar for decoration


You’ll also need 12 mini muffin cases



Step 1: In a large saucepan, melt the butter over a medium heat. Once this is melted, add the marshmallows and vanilla essence until completely melted. Remove from the heat.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, add the marshmallow mixture to the Rice Krispies and stir until well coated.

Step 3: If you would like to add sprinkles or sweets, separate the mixture into bowls and add in the sprinkles or sweets – larger sweets may not hold well in the mixture and will be best to use at the end for decorations.

Step 4: Let the mix cool down for around 5 minutes.

Step 5: Dampen your hands (this will make it easier to roll the snowballs – but make sure they are not dripping wet as this will cause the mixture to fall apart).

Step 6: Take a spoonful of mixture and roll into a ball – repeat until all 12 snowballs are made.

Step 7: Once all the snowballs have been rolled, add them into the mini muffin cases, and add any final decorations and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Your Sweetie Snowballs will last for up to two days in an airtight container.