I am spending our homeschool this month mostly focusing on Christmas. We are learning about holidays around the world and where certain parts of our traditions come from. I am making it fun and we are doing lots of crafts and coloring and it is all lighthearted. I wanted to make December a fun month for us. A part of that is doing baking that is traditional to us. And one of the things we like to make is Snowballs. I can remember my mom making these for us since I was a little girl. And the first year I did my own Christmas baking, I made them for my family.
Here is the traditional recipe:
In a large saucepan, combine and boil together gently over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until mixture reaches about 230 degrees F on a candy thermometer:
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 & 1/4 cups milk
- 3 cups large rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened fine coconut
- 12 tbsp cocoa
Roll the balls in additional coconut.
Makes about 4 dozen. These freeze very well.