If you haven’t come across them before, sandwich balls are exactly what they sound like – a ball shaped sandwich with the filling inside. The filling can be sweet or savoury – ideally a spreadable food like cream cheese, tuna, hummus, peanut butter or jam. I don’t make them very often as they do generate unused crusts (although you don’t need to waste them – just pop them in a bag in the freezer ready to be whizzed up into breadcrumbs when needed) but they are a fun little treat for a special occasion. They make really cute party food for the Christmas season and are perfect for popping in lunch boxes too. I made some eyeball sandwich balls for Halloween a few years ago, but today I’m feeling very festive so it’s snowmen all the way!
Snowman Sandwich Balls
Ingredients (makes 1 snowman):
- 2 slices white bread
- filling of your choice
- large round cookie cutter
- edible marker pens
- bow tie or hat bento picks (optional)
- snowflake sprinkles to decorate (optional)
Start by cutting a circle from a piece of bread, using the biggest circle cutter that will fit on the slice.
Lay out a piece of clingfilm on the counter top or a chopping board. Pop your circle of bread on top.
Drop your filling into the middle of the bread. I spread over a little cream cheese and a small dollop of raspberry jam in mine. Be careful not to use too much filling as otherwise it may escape when you roll it up!
Gather the sides of the clingfilm in your hand, so that the bread folds up on itself.
Tighten the clingfilm, taking care to let the air escape.
Twist the clingfilm until the bread has formed into a firm ball.
Unwrap the clingfilm and carefully remove the sandwich ball.
Repeat with a second piece of bread to create the other half of the snowman.
Using the edible marker pens, draw a snowman face on the smooth side of one of the sandwich balls and some black dots for buttons on the other.
Place the two sandwich balls together on a serving platter or plate to form a snowman. Add a bow tie or hat if wanted.
Decorate with snowflake sprinkles (optional) and serve.
As I mentioned above, this post is part of the Eats Amazing Fun Food Advent Calendar. Every day from now until Christmas I’m sharing a new festive food idea here on the blog and I’m announcing them over on the new Advent Calendar page too, so do click on the link, bookmark it and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow to see the latest new post!
I hope you enjoyed this fun recipe, please pin it if you did! For more delicious and fun food ideas for the festive season, check out the Christmas Food section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Christmas Pinterest boards for lots more fun ideas from around the web; Christmas, Cute Christmas Food Ideas and Healthy Christmas Food.