Christmas Candies Recipe
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Christmas Candies Recipe

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"During my childhood, my family lived in Brazil, where we relished these special treats," recalls Laura Beth Dean of Christiansburg,Virgina. Roll the caramel-like bites in nuts or sprinkles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Finely chopped pistachios

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, bring the cocoa, milk and butter to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until thickened.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in pistachios. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Candies in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p6

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I rolled them in chopped pecans instead of pistachios. This gave them a slight maple flavor. Tasted like fudge. Delicious!!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"love them!"

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