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Christmas Candies

"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
    about 2-1/2 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in pistachios. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Torampaul
    Jan 10, 2011

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

  • battcave03
    Dec 11, 2008

    love them!