Tuesday, December 18, 2012

day 17 ~ chocolate coconut balls...


These Chocolate Coconut Balls may be my husband's new favorite little holiday treats. He has not shared one bite with anyone else. 

NOT ONE!! 

Where is his Christmas spirit you ask? 

"Talk to the Grinch" he says. 


These cups are my favorite addition to our our housewares this season. They really describe my husband's and my personalities very well. 

Maybe by Christmas, my Grinch's heart will grow two sizes and he will share these delectable little delights. We shall see. 

If your looking for more baking inspiration head over to my Recipe Catalog. I have moved the holiday treats to the top of the page. 

Let's bake shall we! 
Mary
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This weeks recipe is being shared with  Nap Time CreationsBalancing Beauty and Bedlam , Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe BoxFat Tuesday @ Real Food ForagerDomestically Divine Homemaking Link UpWhat's Cooking Wednesday @ Tales from the Fairy Blogmother, Raising Homemakers, Delicious DishesTempt Your Tummy TuesdayThe Kids in the Kitchen Link-up @ Young Living Oil Lady,  This Chic CooksCast Party Wednesday @ Lady behind the CurtainTuesdays at the Table33 Shades of Green, Full Plate @ Miz Helen's Country CottageFriday Flair @ Whipperberry Food on Friday's @ Anne KroekerSimply Delish Saturday @ KB and Whitsnakes HomeCooking Thursday @ A Diary of a Stay at Home MomGCC Recipe swap @ The Grocery Cart ChallengeWeekend Potluck @ The Country Cook as well as the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop@21st Century Housewife. Head on over to their blogs and check out other fabulous recipes.
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Chocolate Coconut Balls
Recipe from Alton Brown

Ingredients:
1 cup toasted chopped Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
One 7-ounce bag sweetened shredded coconut
One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
1 tablespoon shortening

Directions:
In a bowl mix together the nuts, condensed milk, almond extract and coconut. Using your fingers, press the mixture into balls about 3/4-inch round. Place onto sheet trays and let rest at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After the balls have set up, melt the chocolate and shortening until smooth. Dip into the chocolate to coat evenly and lightly. Place onto a parchment or foil lined sheet pan to dry.

3 comments:

  1. thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen - shared!

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  2. These look like some tasty eats - perfect especially this time of year! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, these Chocolate Coconut Balls look amazing! I like the addition of the macadamia nuts too!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Can't wait to get the conversation started...Blessings and Grace...Mary

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