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Christmas Candies Recipe

Christmas Candies Recipe

"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 YIELD:30 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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