This is a recipe from when I was a kid that I would sit and do with my grandmother. Very yummy! We would also make them up for my grandfather who was a diabetic. So he could have a treat.
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- 1/4 of a cube of paraffin wax or leftover from jam (cleaned)
- Left over mash potatoes or fresh made ones
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of powdered sugar
- vanilla (optional)
Melt your bag of chocolate chips and clean paraffin wax together until runny. Take mashed potatoes, mix in sugar (opt. vanilla) to taste. Put into fridge to get hard.
Take a spoonful and roll into balls dipping into melted chip mixture. Set on wax paper to get hard.
You can do this with peanut butter instead of mashed potatoes. No preservatives, fresh healthy candy. Less calories also. I have also put in coconut flakes to make almond joy. Makes wonderful gift, too
Source: Recipe from grandmother.
By Roxi from Seattle, WA
Editor's Note: You could also use artificial sweetener instead of the sugar.
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1
- can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 60 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
- 2 oz. white baking bar or vanilla-flavored candy coating
- 1 tsp. shortening or oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and butter; cook and stir over very low heat until chips are melted and smooth. Add milk; mix well. In medium bowl, combine flour, nuts, chocolate mixture and vanilla; mix well. Shape 1 tablespoon (use measuring spoon) of dough around each candy kiss, covering completely. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes. Cookies will be soft and appear shiny, but become firm as they cool. Remove from sheet and cool. In small pan combine white chocolate and shortening; cook to melt and smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Store in covered container.
By Robin from Washington, IA
December 10, 20040 found this helpful
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pkg. chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix sugar, salt, and flour. Rub in butter. Add milk and egg yolks. Cook in double boiler until very thick and holds its shape. While hot, add 1 pkg. chocolate chips and 1/2 t. vanilla. Mix well and then chill. When cool, roll in small balls. You may roll in nutmeats, if desired.