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
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?
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!
In a large pot, combine the following ingredients:
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:
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.
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