Two favorite goody recipes…

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Looking for a few recipes to share? The first is a really rich and decadant treat. The second-Meringues- takes me back to my childhood where my Mom made these at Christmas. Enjoy…

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Balls

2 lb. powdered sugar

1 can sweetened condensed milk

¼ lb. butter

1 tsp vanilla

4 Tbsp. Crisco

16 oz. chocolate chips, semi sweet

1 lg. bag coconut

Mix softened butter, sugar and vanilla. Add coconut and milk. Make balls and put in freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in microwave melt chocolate and Crisco, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Dip balls in chocolate, place on parchment paper until hardened, works best in fridge. Keep cooled until ready to share.

Peppermint Meringues

4 egg whites- be sure no yolk slips in!

¼ tsp. cider viniger

¼ tsp. salt

2/3 c. white sugar

½ tsp. peppermint extract

1 c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites, vinegar and salt to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar while continuing to whip until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Fold in extract, then chocolate chips.  Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, one inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 90 minutes in the preheated oven, or until dry. Cool on baking sheets

 

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About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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