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  Semi sweet chocolate 1 Pound
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 2 Cup (32 tbs) (at room temperature)
  Eggs 8 Large
  Vanilla/Other flavoring orange cognac liqueur 2 Tablespoon
  Pecans/Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For decoration
  Heavy whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Vanilla/1 tablespoon cognac / orange cognac flavored liqueur 1 Tablespoon

1) Heat the oven to 350°F.
2) Take a 10-cup ovenproof bowl and line it with a double thickness of foil.

3) In a saucepan, over low heat, melt the chocolate with the water and sugar, it can be done in microwave as well.
4) In a mixer or the food processor; place the chocolate and beat in the butter, then the eggs, one by one, optional flavoring, beating after each addition.
5) Stir in the nuts.
6) In the foil-lined mold, pour the mixture; bake 1-1/2 hours or until a thick crust has formed on top.
7) Remove from oven and cool.
8) If the chocolate ball collapse-€”don't worry.
9) Wrap well and keep in refrigerator until set.
(It will keep in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, and freezes well.)
10) With the sugar and the vanilla or cognac, whip the cream.
11) Take a star tip piping bag and place the cream.
12) Take out the snowball from the refrigerator.
13) Remove the foil.
14) On a serving dish, place flat side down.
15) Pipe to cover completely with rosettes so no chocolate shows.
16) Dust with chocolate or cocoa.
17) Keep to chill, until served.

18) Cut the snowball in small slices and serve as dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 696 Calories from Fat 471

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83.3%

Saturated Fat 29.5 g147.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 221.1 mg73.7%

Sodium 56.4 mg2.3%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.5%

Sugars 48.1 g

Protein 6 g12.7%

Vitamin A 27.1% Vitamin C 0.48%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 9.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate And Nut Snowball Recipe