Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Snowballs

These don't look like your normal snowballs because I don't really like white chocolate. I think they turned out very tasty and they also look festive with the crushed peppermint on top. I adapted this recipe from Taste of Home so click here to see the original.

Candy Cane Snowballs

30 ServingsPrep: 25 + chilling Bake: 20 min.


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate. Not a big fan of white chocolate)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. Apart on ungreased baking sheets.Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip the top of each cookie into the candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Dip into peppermint candy. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 5 dozen.

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  1. You had me at 'chocolate dipped' all parts following that are just an added bonus. Yum!

  2. I bet the chocolate on them was great!

  3. As I am typing I get a comment from you - HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERY ONE AT THE CAFE!

  4. These look absolutely gorgeous! Great combination. Happy holidays to you Melody!


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