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12/21/11

Christmas Candy Series {2}

Maybe the real reason this series on Christmas Candy is 
'horrifically easy'
is because I am a horrifically lazy person. . . 

The thought of candy thermometers and boiling sugars to 396 degrees exactly 
is pretty much straight up not appealing.
I would rather give plain old chocolate chip cookies to the neighbors
than go to all that trouble.

Well.  Kinda of.  Not really.
Hence my search for candy recipes for lazy girls.

Anywayza.
Here is part two in this blogs most delicious series ever 

{original recipe found here}

:: Coconut Snowballs ::

18 large marshmallows
1 7 oz package sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup salted cashews, ground
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Microwave cream and vanilla in a small glass dish for 1 1/2 minutes
Combine coconut and cashews in a shallow dish

Spear marshmallows one at a time on a skewer or fondue fork
{or a plain old fork if you are easy like me}
Swirl marshmallow in hot cream mixture for 15 seconds or until the surface softens
Let excess cream drip off
Roll marshmallow in coconut mixture until covered

Place on wax paper to cool
Store in an airtight container



Proceed to sit on your couch
Admire your festive tree
And eat about 28 of these
Marshmallows basically just puffed air,
ya know?!

6 comments:

  1. Making chocolate-covered pretzels as I type.

    On the subject of easy coconut recipes....

    Coconut macaroons:
    1 bag coconut (14 oz?)
    1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
    dash salt
    teaspoon or so of almond or vanilla extract

    Mix everything. Scoop out a couple tablespoons at a time and pack it tightly. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 14-16 minutes (watch 'cause sugary goodness burns fast).
    Cool 'em off, drizzle with chocolate if you want.

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  2. yum yum yum yum yum. yum. yum yum. YUM!

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  3. Hm...I had a similar problem when I chose to make truffles. There are a few left over for giving away, but most of them got tied up in quality control.

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  4. Coconut anything is the most delicious anything EVER! This looks soooo good I love coconut macarooons too. Num num num gooood!

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