Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Balls of Jolly II

Yesterday, I shared my Balls of Jolly I recipe for chocolate truffles.  Today, I'm divulging my favorite candy recipe of Christmas.  If you enjoy Almond Joy or Mounds bars, you will love these!

Chocolate-Covered Snowballs
from Emeril Lagasse's book Every Day's a Party ("Bonbons")
(click here to print)

7 oz. pkg. flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (fat-free is fine)
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar (half of what the original recipe called for)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Use a cookie scoop or 2 teaspoons to drop onto a non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so or until firm enough to roll into balls.  They will have a rustic, shaggy appearance.

Melt 1 1/2 cups of bittersweet chocolate (I like Ghiradelli) for about 2 minutes in the microwave or over a double boiler.  Roll each ball into the melted chocolate, using a toothpick to help move them around and a fork to drizzle more chocolate over.

Refrigerate until set but serve at room temperature.

Fa la la la la la la la LOVE!

Linking to:

This Chick Cooks
Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Everyday Tastes


Marguerite said...

Oh these look heavenly delicious and I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the great recipe and for stopping by! For my Loaded Baked Potato Casserole recipe, just click on the title, on the post and it will take you to it.(each menu item is a link) Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

kitty said...

Oh my, these look decadent & yummy!! Merry Christmas!!!

bj said...

This is one of my favorite candies. Thanks for reminding me.
Merry Christmas.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Vicky,
Wow, I just love these little treats and your recipe looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen