Friends far and near ~
These are one of the BEST and YUMMIEST
of the many Christmas treats out there.
My Mum-in-Love faithfully made this recipe
year after year after year.
They were a staple treat at Christmas time.
And, long ago, she graciously shared the recipe with me!
Thank you precious Mum!
Easy. Simple. No baking.
I do believe you will thank me for this.
~ Chunky Chocolate Morsels ~
In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan,
bring the following ingredients to a boil ~
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup milk (I use whole milk)
Once it's come to a boil,
reduce the heat to medium and cook until thickened.
This will take approximately 5 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in 1 1/2 tsp vanilla.
Let cool a little.
Stir in the following ingredients and mix thoroughly ~
2 cups rolled (or quick cooking) oats
2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 cup coloured mini marshmallows, cut in half with kitchen shears
1 cup chopped pecans (I use soaked and dried)
1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries, chopped
Scrape mixture out of pan and into a medium bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
Once cool, roll between your palms to make 1 inch balls.
Roll in coconut and store in fridge or freezer.
Separate layers with parchment or waxed paper.
**If you know where this recipe originally came from,
please do share so I can properly give credit!
Thank you. :)