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Walnut overtones combined with chocolate dots, and buttery dough goodness really took me on a trip of tastes. Yum!

Watermelon Shaped Bites

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 80 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Dessert

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Ingredients

  • Red part:
  • 2.8 ounces butter (room temperature)
  • 2.8 ounces confectioner’s sugar
  • 5.3 ounces ground biscuit (Petit Beurre or similar)
  • 2 hard boiled yolks
  • 1 tablespoon rum or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring (strawberry or similar)
  • Green part:
  • 5.2 ounces ground walnuts
  • 5.2 ounces confectioner’s sugar
  • 46 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon green food coloring (mint or similar)
  • Topping:
  • 12 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles
  • *Wear Latex gloves (highly recommended)

Instructions

  1. Red part:
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with a fork until smooth. Add yolks and continue mixing until well integrated. Add confectioner’s sugar and combine well. Add biscuit and continue mixing. Add rum/ vanilla extract and mix again. Finally, add food coloring and continue mixing with your hands until the dough is evenly red.
  3. Divide mixture into ten equal pieces and shape into little balls. Place on a plate and leave in the freezer until you make the green part.
  4. Green part:
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine ground walnuts and confectioner’s sugar. Mix well. Add milk, and mix again. Add food coloring and combine the dough well with your hands until it’s evenly green.
  6. Divide into ten equal parts and flatten each into a thin round disk.
  7. Combining:
  8. Take one ball and place onto one green disk. Roll with your hands until the green covers the red and you have a small, green ball. Continue until you have made all ten.
  9. Return to freezer for 15 minutes.
  10. Take out and cut each ball into quarters. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles.
  11. Leave covered outside at room temperature overnight. Transfer to a cookie jar or a box. Keep in a cool place.

Notes

This amount will yield 40 pieces. Serving size is about 2.

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