Okay, so the baking continues. These are my all time favourite Christmas treat. If you are from Newfoundland, you will probably eaten as many of these as I have. I only ever make them for Christmas and look forward to them every single year.
I always think of my sister when I make these, probably because this is her recipe....hahaha! But she does make the best ones. She gave me this recipe back in 2005 and I have not missed a Christmas yet making them. As they freeze really well, I thought why not get them done and in the freezer. A few hours ago, I did just that. Thanks Jill, for the great snowballs!
1/2 Cup/110 grams butter
1 Cup/240 ml evaporated milk
1 Cup/200 grams sugar
1/4 Cup/30 grams cocoa powder
2 Cups/180 grams of oats
2 Cups/120 grams of coconut , more for rolling
In a medium sauce pan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the evaporated milk and sugar. Stir until combined and bring to a slow boil. Add cocoa powder and continue to stir and simmer until you have a syrup like consistency. This will probably take about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and leave to cool. You can speed up the cooling process by putting the saucepan in a large pan of cold water. This will cool the mixture much quicker as well as thicken it. After about 5 minutes, remove your sauce pan from the cold water bath. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the oats and coconut and mix until combined. The mixture should be quite soft and not too easy to form into balls at first. You want the mixture to be sloppy. They harden when they set and you don't want them to be dry. Once you are happy with you mixture, have ready a large clean surface to roll them out. How many you get will depend on how big you roll them. I got around 3 dozen when I made them today.
Roll them all into balls of your desired size and then roll them into coconut. Leave them to set a little bit before storing them away. I usually leave them for about 10 minutes. These have to be refrigerated not baked! So even easier. You can keep them in the fridge for about one week. In the freezer much longer! I haven't frozen them for longer than a month.
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