Monday, November 30, 2015

Coconut Snowball Truffles for SRC Holiday Treats reveal.

I love these out of the ordinary themed reveals.   Wait a minute, hmmmm, that didn't come out right.
Let me try again.
I'm a member of the Secret Recipe Club, which is divided up into four groups, A, B, C and D.  Group A posts recipes on the first Monday of the month, from their assigned blogs.  B posts the second Monday and so forth.  No one knows who got their particular blog until the 'Reveal' day and then we find out how who got our blog, and which recipe caught their eye on our blog.  It's always fun to see how another cook re-imagined a recipe.
But...
Then we have months with 5 Mondays and no one to fill the last, lone Monday.  
So our fearless leader said that we would have a themed reveal for that lone, orphaned Monday, and we would be assigned a blog from any one of the 4 groups, not just the one we're a member of.   
Well, I got Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm.  She's a retired cop, who moved to the countryside and found out it wasn't boring at all.   I could have told her that, I did grow up on a farm after all.  Wendy  not only farms, but also dives as well. 
So I went exploring, dived right into her blog and got distracted. sigh.

I forgot to say that our Themed Reveal for this Monday is Holiday Treats.

Coconut Snowball Truffles
I found a recipe for Mexican Fritters, and I've bookmarked it.  But I'm waiting to make it til we have company so I don't eat it all.  It was a no-brainer since I love Mexican food. 

I also found a recipe for a no bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie but decided to wait until it was a little closer to Christmas to make it, or maybe I'll just wait until summer when no one wants an oven on and then make them.  Doesn't matter, they're bookmarked now.

And finally decided on Linda's Coconut Snowball Truffles.   I put my changes over to the right in parentheses. 
Tis the season after all, for snow and truffles and all kinds of good fattening stuff.
Recipe: Linda's Coconut Snowball Truffles
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk ( I used a 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk with 1/2 cup sugar cause the can of Sweetened Condensed Milk in my pantry, disappeared, where I have no idea.  And the pumpkin pie isn't talking)
1 lg. bag Flaked Coconut (14 oz Sweetened Flaked Coconut)
2 sticks margarine, softened  ( I used 8 oz. Butter)
2 lbs. powdered sugar (8 cups)
I also roasted some almonds and put one inside of each 'snowball'.  Cause I could. 
12-20 roasted Almonds (optional, cause gee, why not?)

Large package milk chocolate chips  (Chocolate Melting Wafers and Milk Chocolate chips)
The original recipe called for wax, but I can't stand the stuff so I didn't use any.
3/4 of 1 bar of wax from box  

Mix first 4 ingredients and chill for about 2 hours.

In double boiler melt chocolate and wax.  (Melt the Chocolate Melting Wafers and Milk Chocolate separately and set aside to cool for just a few minutes.

Roll coconut mixture into 1" balls.  (I use one of my small ice cream scoops, which has been greased, and use it.)
Coconut Snowball Truffles
Insert almonds into some of the truffles if you want to.
Dip balls with toothpick into warm melting chocolate.  Or do as I did, dot a little chocolate onto a parchment sheet, place the truffle on top, then enrobe the truffle with the chocolate.
Coconut Snowball Truffles
I tried dipping, but the truffle fell off the toothpick. sigh.

Place on parchment paper to harden.

Coconut Snowball Truffles
Cover toothpick hole with seasonal candy garnish. or...
Pipe a little design on it with some frosting or royal icing.

*** I made up about half the recipe into balls and then stuck the rest in the fridge in a sealed container so I could make fresh 'snowballs' for friends.  I think you could also use white chocolate and fancy them up with some seasonal colors.
 
Coconut Snowball Truffles

Coconut Snowball Truffles


Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

18 comments:

  1. I love that you added almonds to these. Great idea.

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    1. I had to, cause sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't.

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  2. LOVE these! Like little Almond Joy's! :D Nice choice for the SRC! Have a wonderful holiday! :D

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    1. I thought so too. I'm going to have fun with the rest, giggle. Happy Holidays to you as well.

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  3. Yumm!! These look wonderful - we were both on the coconut / almond joy train for today. :) I have never been very successful in dipping things in chocolate... they always look so pretty though!

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    1. Great minds... And me neither on the dipping part. I learned to put a dot of chocolate down on some parchment paper, then put my truffle/candy on top of that dot, then I just spooned some chocolate over it, letting it spill down to the bottom. At which point, it was usually covered.

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  4. Oh my goodness yum! I would adore these little truffles. Talking about eating the whole batch myself. Great pick for the Holiday treat selection!

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    1. Thanks, I thought it was a good pick myself. I restrained myself, about eating the whole batch, that is. I've got some more made up in the fridge, and will be sharing it among my friends, soon.

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  5. These truffles are yumm on so many levels. I love chocolate, coconut and almonds. Can't go wrong with a treat like this. I think I wouldn't be able to stop eating these.

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    1. Chocolate, coconut and almonds are just so right together. I have to make the rest of the batch up and start giving them away, soon, after I've sampled a couple more.

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  6. Who needs toothpicks?! These look just gorgeous as they are

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    1. Thank you. I thought they looked good enough to eat, and I did, eat them that is.

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  7. I could absolutely eat that entire plate of those. These look delicious! Great SRC pick, Happy Holidays. Traci, BurntApple

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    1. We did eat the entire bunch, but I kept some of the filling out, and will be making them up for a thing later on this week. Otherwise, I could have eaten the thing by myself.

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  8. These are fab- much better idea than Almond Joy anything...yum!

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    1. They're also rather addictive.sigh. I've got more filling in the fridge and will be making some more up in the next day or so, but I'm sharing, with my neighbors, with my friends, and me.

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  9. Almond Joys are my husband's favorite candy so I know he'd love these!

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