If you want to prepare some tasty and elegant treats this recipe of Chocolate Balls is perfect for you. The preparation is very quick (even if you must keep the dough refrigerated for 12 hours), but their appearance is so good.
These are perfect to be offered for a buffet, they usually disappear in a flash...and the colourful sprinkles give a touch of beauty together with the pretty cake cases. They are mainly made by cocoa powder, mascarpone cheese, eggs and biscuits. I just need to read through the list to feel my mouth watering! Don't you?
This recipe has been suggested by Giusy di Marco an Italian follower who wrote from Ciampino. She adapted her mother's recipe for Thermomix. Oh yes, Thermomix links the past to the future and allows you to prepare your childhood's recipes in a moment...
Other balls you may like are the Coconut Balls.
If you are interested in other mascarpone cheese recipes, there is the delicious Thermomix Mascarpone Cake Filling.
While if you're looking for other chocolate recipes, take a look at all my Chocolate recipes I've gathered, including the very good baci chocolates recipe.
8 people serving
- 500 g Biscuits ("dry" biscuits, they are low fat biscuits, very light, mostly sweet crackers)
- 75 g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 5 Egg Yolks
- 10 Tbsp Sugar
- 500 g Mascarpone Cheese
- Sprinkles for decoration
- Cake cases to serve
How to prepare the Chocolate Balls
Put 250 g biscuits in the bowl and mill. 10 Sec. Speed 9. Put aside.
Repeat the previous step with the other remaining 250 g of biscuits and put aside too.
Add cocoa powder to the milled biscuits.
Whip egg yolks with sugar inside the mixing bowl. 30 Sec. Speed 4.
Add mascarpone cheese. 20 Sec. Speed 4.
Put in the ground biscuits with cocoa powder and stir. 20 Sec. Speed 2/3.
It must be very thick.
Keep refrigerated for 12 hours.
Shape into small balls. Help yourself with a tablespoon.
Cover the chocolate balls with sprinkles and place into individual cake cases to serve.
Translated from the Italian recipe
Palline Cioccolato e Mascarpone