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December 7, 2014

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls ~ These chewy, fudgy chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls are mixed in a mixer, which only leaves you to roll them into Balls and cover with Coconut ~ total delight and a perfect edible gift idea ;-) #FudgeBalls #CookieBalls www.withablast.net

These Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls disappeared so quickly, I even thought I never made them ! But fortunately I am not that crazy ... yet ;-) Dimitri, especially, loved these little sweet treats and seeing as he is a Peppermint fan, I should have known to make a double batch.

The Mint Crunch is not necessary, but it does add a little color to a plateful of these Cookie Balls.

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls ~ These chewy, fudgy chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls are mixed in a mixer, which only leaves you to roll them into Balls and cover with Coconut ~ total delight and a perfect edible gift idea ;-) #FudgeBalls #CookieBalls www.withablast.net


The trick with these Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls definitely lies in the mixing - the mixture has to be mixed until it gets slightly warm, and it would also help if you can add the melted Butter, still hot, through the top of the mixing bowl, whilst the machine is running.

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls ~ These chewy, fudgy chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls are mixed in a mixer, which only leaves you to roll them into Balls and cover with Coconut ~ total delight and a perfect edible gift idea ;-) #FudgeBalls #CookieBalls www.withablast.net

* I used my mixer from the start when I crushed my Cookies. The metal blade attachment works wonderfully, although you will need to open and scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl regularly.

When done the Cookies must have a fine sand texture.

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls ~ These chewy, fudgy chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls are mixed in a mixer, which only leaves you to roll them into Balls and cover with Coconut ~ total delight and a perfect edible gift idea ;-) #FudgeBalls #CookieBalls www.withablast.net

It is better to use little by little of the Coconut to roll the Cookie Balls in, as some might need more and others less. Start off with a half cup and see how far that gets you. In total I used less than a cup of Dessicated Coconut for the 40 Cookie Balls I got from the recipe.

These would also make a perfect gift, packaged in a pretty box or tin with a simple ribbon and a bow.

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls

40 Cookie Balls

INGREDIENTS:

600g (1 lb 5 oz) Plain cookies, finely crushed {I used Marie biscuits}
1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 cups Butter, melted
1 Slab (180g) peppermint Chocolate, grated
Dessicated Coconut, for rolling

Mint Crunch, to sprinkle over {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the crushed Cookies {see * note further above} in an electric mixer bowl with the sharp blade attachment - add the Condensed Milk, Butter and Chocolate - set on high and mix for 3 - 5 minutes {the mixture will feel slightly warm}.
2.) Remove from the bowl and roll the mixture into a little smaller than golf ball size balls - at this stage the mixture will feel more toffee-ish than fudgy - roll each Cookie Ball in the Coconut until covered - place on a lined baking sheet and chill until firm.

Sprinkle with Mint Crunch, if using, when serving.

Store in a sealed container. {I keep mine in the refrigerator as it is very hot at the moment in South-Africa, and the Cookie Balls tend to go soft in extreme heat}

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls ~ These chewy, fudgy chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls are mixed in a mixer, which only leaves you to roll them into Balls and cover with Coconut ~ total delight and a perfect edible gift idea ;-) #FudgeBalls #CookieBalls www.withablast.net

I had to really give you a closer look at the inside of a Peppermint Fudge Cookie Ball - what you see, is what you get ! Chewy, fudgy, chocolate deliciousness ;-)

Making my next {double} batch tomorrow !


10 comments:

  1. Whoo these look yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing #CreativeMondays

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  2. Easy and delicious?! That's my kind of recipe! :)

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  3. I'm not a mint fan, but I know someone who is. I'll definitely be putting these on the list of Christmas treats to make. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  4. Yum! Nothing says holiday like peppermint.

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  5. These would barely make it out of the oven. They would eat them as they were coming out!!!! Going to bake on Christmas break. Thanks...

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  6. I am not surprised that they disappeared quickly. They look absolutely amazing. Love fudge and love how you can vary the flavors so much.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  7. This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  8. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  9. Hi Linda,
    Your Peppermint Fudge Cookie Balls look so pretty and I am sure would be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. very nice thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.

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