This isn’t a food blog – I’m not a great cook or a serious baker by any stretch of the imagination, but I do spend some time in the kitchen because I most certainly love to eat. Anyway, in honor of the holidays, a departure from my normal blogging repertoire:
For as long as I can remember, my mom, my sister and I have made treats we call Snowballs during the holidays. They’re super decadent and make a great gift, and though we’re past Christmas now, they’re an excellent snack for a New Year’s Eve party or some other type of soiree. Plus, there’s no baking involved – win!
32 ounces confectioners sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 ounces paraffin wax
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 cups chopped pecans
1 stick butter, softened
8 ounces sweetened coconut flakes
Using a double boiler, melt chocolate and wax over low heat, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar, condensed milk, pecans, butter and coconut in large bowl. When ingredients are combined, form dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter) using your hands. Carefully coat each ball in the melted chocolate, then place on waxed paper to allow chocolate to harden.