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Mince pie snowballs recipe

Mince pie snowballs recipe

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Make Christmas Eve extra-special with these snowball-shaped treats. A twist on mince pies and sherry, Santa will love these sweets… and so will Mum and Dad. See method

  • Makes 10
  • 30 mins to prepare
  • 229 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 6-pack Tesco Finest all-butter pastry mince pies
  • 1½ Tesco Finest cream sherry
  • 2 tbsp Tesco Finest cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 50g diced, softened unsalted butter
  • 25g desiccated coconut

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    8g 41%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27g Protein 2.4g Fibre 2.2g


  1. Prise open the tops of a 6-pack Tesco Finest all-butter pastry mince pies and scoop out the filling into a small bowl.Stir in 1½ tsp Tesco Finest cream sherry and set aside.
  2. Put the pastry tops and cases in a food processor with 2 tbsp Tesco Finest cocoa powder and 3 tbsp icing sugar; pulse to fine crumbs, retaining a little texture. Add 50g diced, softened unsalted butter and pulse until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Roll about 30g pastry mixture into a ball (if it’s a little dry, knead a little between your palms fi rst), then fl atten into a disc. Spoon a scant tsp of sherry mincemeat in the centre, pull up the sides to enclose the filling, then roll between your palms to make a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make 10 balls.
  4. Roll each ball again, with slightly damp hands, then roll in 25g desiccated coconut to coat. The snowballs can be served at room temperature or from the fridge.

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