A quick holiday treat: HOLIDAY CHAI SPICE LADOOS (SNOWBALLS)

Years ago, my Holiday Chai Spice Ladoos (snowballs) recipe was featured in the article, “How to Create a Signature Party” in the Toronto Star.

This recipe is easy as it requires no baking, so it's a quick sweet treat to make! These will look beautiful on any Christmas cookie plate as they look like 'snowballs' thanks to the coconut.

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HOLIDAY CHAI SPICE LADOOS (SNOWBALLS)

Method of Preparation:

1) In small bowl, soak raisins in rum at least 15 minutes. Drained just before using.

2) In medium bowl, add peanut butter; stir well. If consistency is stiff, warm slightly in microwave. Mix in 3/4 cup coconut, cranberries, almonds, peel, honey, ginger, ARVINDA'S CHAI MASALA and raisins. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

3) Using heaping teaspoons, roll into balls.

4) Place remaining 1/2 cup coconut in shallow bowl. Roll balls in coconut, shaking off excess. Store in sealed container in refrigerator.

Makes about 45 pieces.

Ingredients:
1/4 CUP raisins (such as Thompson or sultana)
2 TBSP. rum
3/4 CUP crunchy peanut butter
3/4 CUP dried, unsweetened coconut + 1/2 CUP for dusting
1/2 CUP dried cranberries
1/2 CUP raw, unblanched almonds, chopped
1/4 CUP mixed peel
1/4 CUP honey
1 TBSP. ARVINDA'S CHAI MASALA