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Chocolate Coconut Balls

25 Days Christmas Countdown

Day 20

Chocolate Coconut Balls

This is a recipe I have used for the past several years. They are an added feature to a cookie platter that most people will enjoy.

Ingredients

2/3 c corn syrup

2 1/3 c flakey coconut (add enough so you have some structure and can make a ball shape)

1/4 melting chocolate

1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions

In a medium sauce pan over low heat warm corn syrup to a thin consistency. Remove from heat, add coconut and stir until it is stiff and you can shape into balls. It is safe to add more coconut if you need more.

Form your balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in a refrigerator long enough to make cold.

Melt your chocolate with your coconut oil on low heat in the microwave stirring frequently . Be sure to not burn your chocolate.

Remove your coconut balls from the refrigerator and dip into your melted chocolate and dry on wax paper.

Disclaimer, I was talking with my friend about these last night and we will be working on making these healthy. When I have pulled a healthier version together I will post it later.

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

25 Days Christmas Countdown

Day 21

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

This is a recipe I have used for the past several years. They are an added feature to a cookie platter that most people will enjoy.

 

 

Ingredients

2/3 c corn syrup

2 1/3 c flakey coconut (add enough so you have some structure and can make a ball shape)

1/4 melting chocolate

1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions

In a medium sauce pan over low heat warm corn syrup to a thin consistency. Remove from heat, add coconut and stir until it is stiff and you can shape into balls. It is safe to add more coconut if you need more.

Form your balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in a refrigerator long enough to make cold.

Melt your chocolate with your coconut oil on low heat in the microwave stirring frequently . Be sure to not burn your chocolate.

Remove your coconut balls from the refrigerator and dip into your melted chocolate and dry on wax paper.

Disclaimer, I was talking with my friend about these last night and we will be working on making these healthy. When I have pulled a healthier version together I will post it later.

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Hay Stacks

25 Day Christmas Countdown

Day 16

December 16, 2017

This is a really easy recipe my neighbor shared with me. It is unique but tastes amazing.

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Ingredients

1 small can salted peanuts

1 12 oz butterscotch morsels

1 medium can Chinese noodles

Directions

Melt butterscotch morsels in a microwave. Stir in noodles and peanut. Spoon out on wax paper and let cool.

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Christmas Mints

25 Days of Christmas Countdown

Day 10

December 10, 2017

This is a recipe my mom used when I was growing up. She loved it for its simplicity.

I hope you enjoy it as well.

This makes 3 dozen 1-inch mints

Ingredients

1 (3oz) package softened cream cheese

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

3 c sifted powdered sugar

Christmas sprinkle sugar (optional)

Directions

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and peppermint extract together. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Knead the last of the powdered sugar by hand.

Form mixture into balls the size of cherries and roll in sprinkle sugar. Place on wax paper and flatten with a fork.

Let it stand overnight to harden.

ENJOY!!!!