Alsatian Chocolate Balls

    5 hours 25 mins

    These are crusty on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • 2 eggs
    • 2/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
    • 4 (30g) squares unsweetened chocolate
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup (40g) plain flour
    • 2 3/8 cups (400g) ground almonds
    • 1/3 cup (40g) icing sugar for decoration

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:5hr drying  ›  Ready in:5hr25min 

    1. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Grate squares of chocolate and add to egg mixture. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Shape into a ball. Chill in refrigerator at least one hour.
    2. Shape chilled dough into small balls (about 2cm (3/4 inch) in diameter). Roll each in sifted icing sugar.
    3. Place balls on greased baking tray and allow to dry in warm room (kitchen) for 4-5 hours. Bake at 245 degrees C (475 degrees F) for 3-5 minutes. Cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.

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