I grudgingly admit that I'm one of those people who take recipes off the recipe pads in supermarkets (by recipe pads, I mean those ones that get cable tied to the shelf and which draw your attention to a particular product). In most cases, I do end up buying the advertised product because I need it to make the recipe but then half the time, I just take the recipe and add it to my collection. And well, I do like hunting them out although you'll find more of them at Easter and Christmas time when Nestle and the other companies are trying to get you to bake a bit more. It's become a bit of a habit and sometimes I find I'm in the supermarket and leaving with a recipe without actually buying anything.
This post is long overdue but this was one of the recipes that I picked up prior to Christmas. I ended baking these for my the last day of work (Christmas Eve) and these worked out to be a quite a treat. They were pretty little things and just the right size to pop a few into your mouth and not feel too guilty.
Ingredients: 4 cups dessicated coconut, 395g can NESTLE Sweetened Condensed milk, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 2 tsp lemon zest, 180g Plaistowe Extra Creamy Premium White, chopped.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line two baking trays. Combine coconut, condensed milk, cranberries and lemon zest and half the white chocolate in a bowl. Roll level teaspoons of mixture into baubles.
Place baubles on prepared oven trays, bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Place remaining half of the white chocolate in a bowl, microwave on low for three minutes, or until melted. Drizzle baubles with the melted white chocolate and top with extra cranberries.
Christmas baubles ready to eat!These baubles are slightly chewy in texture and really aren't too sweet. The best thing about them is that they're extremely easy to make and look fantastic. It's probaby the first time ever that I've baked something that was as Christmasey as this and well, seems like everyone at work enjoyed them (I had an empty box to take home). Thanks to S for helping me get them around the office!