Nov 20, 2013

Chocolate Snowballs

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 cups large rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened fine coconut
  • 3/4 cup cocoa, sifted
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and milk. 
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce temperature slightly to prevent boiling over. 
  3. Once mixture begins to boil it is very important not to stir. 
  4. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, or until mixture reaches about 230-deg. F on a candy thermometer. 
  5. You can also test by dropping some of the mixture in cold water. 
  6. If it forms a soft ball, it is ready. 
  7. While the mixture comes to temperature, mix together oats, coconut and cocoa. 
  8. Add the boiled mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. 
  9. Chill in the bowl for about 40 minutes or until it can be rolled into 1-1/2-inch balls. 
  10. Roll the balls in coconut to coat.  These should be stored in the fridge. These freeze very well.

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