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Elizabeth LaBau

Snowball Candies

By November 27, 2012

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Thanksgiving is over, and it's out with the turkey, in with the tree! Are you ready for a whirlwind month of holiday candy recipes? I hope so! First up: snowball candies, right in the kisser.

Minty Chocolate Snowballs are a fun variation of Oreo Truffles--and who doesn't love an Oreo Truffle? A simple mixture of mint-flavored Oreo cookies and cream cheese is rolled into balls, and a Junior Mint is placed inside for an extra-minty surprise. These truffles can be dipped in chocolate, but I like to roll them in powdered sugar so they look just like snowballs.

Orange Snowballs combine three of my favorite things: citrus, hazelnuts, and coconut. These balls have a wafer cookie base, with lots of orange and hazelnut flavor, which is covered with a liquidy sugar coating, then rolled in coconut for that freshly-fallen-snow look. (Or so I assume--don't trust the California native when it comes to snow). These candies are good at room temperature, but I prefer them fresh out of the refrigerator, when the coldness combines with the zesty orange flavor to produce a rich, refreshing bite of winter.

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Minty Chocolate Snowballs
Orange Snowballs

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