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Betty’s Coconut Bonbons Video Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Coconut Bonbons. These bonbons are made of butter, confectioner’s sugar, sweetened condensed milk, pecans, and coconut, and then dipped in chocolate for a fantastic Christmas treat!

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, softened
16 ounce box confectioner’s sugar
½ of a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
3 ½ ounces flaked coconut
1 cup finely chopped pecans
12 ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce paraffin (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup butter and a 16 ounce box of confectioner’s sugar. Stir until well blended. Mix in ½ of a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 ½ ounces of flaked coconut, and 1 cup of finely chopped pecans. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a shallow baking pan that is lined with waxed paper. Chill balls for ½ to 1 hour in the refrigerator. In a double boiler, melt 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 ounce of paraffin (if desired). Use a toothpick to dip balls in melted chocolate mixture. Place on a large pan or platter that is covered with waxed paper. Chill, until ready to serve or store. When ready to serve, place the chilled bonbons on a nice serving plate, removing any excess chocolate that has stuck to the bottom. These can be made ahead and frozen. Just thaw them for a couple of hours before serving them. You may leave theses bonbons at room temperature or keep them refrigerated. They keep well when stored in a covered container. Enjoy!!! –Betty 

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Brazilian Candy Recipe – Nigella.com

The candy is called BRIGADEIRO. It is just divine! And it is easy to do! I think that the most important ingredient will not be easy to found there. But if you look in especialized stores, probably you will find it… The best condensed milk is from Nestle. But other brands are also good.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon of butter without salt

4 tablespoons (flat) of pounder chocolate

1 condensed milk (350ml)

METHOD

Put all the ingredients together in the pan and put onto low flame. Stir all the time so the candy dont fix onto the pan.

After about 5 minutes the candy will start to pull away from the pan. When it happen completely, then it’s ready.

Finishings:

1) Make balls and roll it in the granulated chocolate (the brigadeiro must be warm and then cool down and your hands must be smeared in butter).

2) Put in a little cup with one mini spoon and cover it with granulated chocolate.

3) While the brigadeiro becomes ready in the pan, mix it with 1/2 package of broken cookies. After it is cold, cut it in cubes and roll in the fine suggar.

Serves: 40

Recipe posted by juliana.mp

 

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Candy, Nigella Lawson, Sweets

 

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