Creative LMent

I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM

Newfoundland Marshmallow Snowballs

A Newfoundland holiday tradition!

HAPPY HOLIDAY’S (wow – it feels SO good to finally say that!). Less “cookie” – and more “candy” in origin, these tasty treats are a Newfoundland favourite  – and therefore a favourite of mine!  A yummy chocolate-oatmeal mixture envelopes a light fluffy marshmallow centre  -what could be better right?

A cheerful tin to brighten up Monday morning at the office.

This recipe is great for little ones who like to lend a helping hand in the kitchen – specifically with the rolling of the balls in coconut.  I especially love the fact that these no-bake’s are extremely freezer friendly – and only take about 30m to thaw prior to serving.   Once you make these, they are sure to become a seasonal favourite in your home!

Instructions:

In a large pot, combine the following ingredients:

  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Butter (cut into small chunks)
  • 2.5 cups Milk

Sit over medium/high heat until boiled – approximately 8-10 minutes (or until the your candy thermometer reaches 230 degrees F).  Note: Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir.  Once the butter has melted, remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients:

  • 9 cups large Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 cups Cocoa
  • 2 cups Coconut

Add the boiled mixture to the dry ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.  Place the bowl in the fridge and chill over night.

Take:

  • your chilled mixture (sit at room temperature for approx. 30m before use)
  • 1 package of Mini-Marshmallows
  • 3 cups Coconut (poured out on a plate)

The mixture should be thick enough to wrap around a marshmallow and (once chilled) hold its shape.  If it is too liquidly, add more oatmeal with a touch more coconut.  Taking a spoon (or your hands), scoop out some of the mixture and wrap it around a mini-marshmallow.  The end product should be 1.5″ to 2″ in diameter. Depending on how large you decide to make your snowballs, you can make anywhere between 6-8 dozen.  When I make them, I use parchment paper lined baking sheets and as I fill up a sheet I put it in the freezer (for about 30m). Then I transfer the snowballs into a storage (or gift) container.  I find they keep their round shape better when I do this.  Once they are transferred I either put them back in the freezer, or if for immediate use, place them in the fridge.  These look great served in individual decorative cupcake liners – and a cute accent tag is a quick and easy option to finish off the plainest of container.  Your holiday preparations couldn’t be any easier! ~LM

Creative LMent Holiday Tag – a perfect accent for your package of seasonal baked goods!

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