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Christmas Candies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 2-1/2 dozen

"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.


  • 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.

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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