Place the desiccated coconut in a bowl and add few drops of pink food colouring. Rub the colouring into the coconut to tint the coconut until evenly coloured.
Cream the butter until light and fluffy, then gradually add the sugar.
Continue creaming until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Whisk the eggs lightly then gradually add this to the creamed butter, add a 2 teaspoons flour with the eggs to prevent curdling.
Add the salt and vanilla essence.
Add the flour and work the mixture into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into portions – I weighed them into 25g balls.
Roll each one until smooth and place on a baking tray lined with greased paper.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C for 12 – 15 minutes. They should be pale in colour with the bases turning light golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Heat the sugar and water in a pot. Bring the syrup to a boil once the sugar has dissolved. Add the apricot jam and simmer until the syrup is slightly thick – not too thick as it will prevent the syrup from penetrating the snowball. Tint the syrup with red food colouring.
Once the snowballs are cool, mix the icing sugar and boiled water into a thick, smooth paste, then sandwich the snowballs together
Leave to harden slightly – this takes a minute or two, then dip the snowballs into the hot syrup and toss them a few times to make sure they are coated. I used tongs for this as the syrup was quite warm.
Place them into the coconut and toss to coat evenly.
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|Serving Size: 1 (866g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 1236 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 137.3g||183 %|
|Saturated Fat 79.9g||400 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 37.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.9g|
|Cholesterol 1147mg||353 %|
|Sodium 4089.4mg||141 %|
|Potassium 608.6mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 401.1g||118 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.5g||26 %|
|Sugars, other 394.6g|
|Protein 48.7g||70 %|
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Calories per serving: 3010
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