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Wonderful Candies Two Ways

 Wonderful Candies Two Ways
Every Christmas I give plates of candy to family, friends and co-workers. It's one thing everyone looks forward to, and these candies get the most compliments. —Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado
108 ServingsPrep: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • COOKIES & CREME BONBONS:
  • 1/2 cup cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1 pound white candy coating, melted
  • CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHERRIES:
  • 54 maraschino cherries (about two 10-ounce jars), patted dry
  • 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and milk. Gradually beat in
  • confectioners’ sugar until a smooth dough is formed. Divide in half;
  • cover with plastic wrap.
  • For bonbons, stir cookie crumbs into one portion of dough. Shape into
  • 1-in. balls. Dip into white candy coating; allow excess to drip off.
  • Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm.
  • For chocolate-covered cherries, shape remaining portion of dough into
  • 1-in. balls; flatten to 2-in. circles. Wrap each circle around a
  • cherry and gently reshape into a ball. Dip into milk chocolate
  • coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheets. Chill until firm. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 9 dozen.

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Wonderful Candies Two Ways (continued)

Nutritional Facts: Cookies & Creme Bonbons: 1 piece equals 127 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Chocolate-Covered Cherries: 1 piece equals 129 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.