Snow Balls

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Snowballs!!!  They are so simple and yet so delicious!  I can remember making these with my Mom when I was little.   They are far from pretty but oh so yummy!  This is another one of those recipes that was only ever made around Christmas time.  I still really don’t understood why certain treats are only made at Christmas.  Can we not enjoy shortbread, macaroons, snowballs or marshmallow squares at Easter? or mid fall? It seems not!

This simple recipe only has 3 ingredients, that’s it!

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Snow Balls

Ingredients

large marshmallows
Mackintosh Toffee
Rice Krispies Cereal

Directions:

1. Find Mackintosh Toffee! – this can be a bit of a chore, they no longer make the big bars but you can still buy bags of the candy size pieces (it does not work with caramels)

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2. Unwrap all the toffee and melt over a double boiler

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3. While you are waiting for the Toffee to melt put toothpicks in the end of each marshmallow and pour Rice Krispies into a large bowl (if you accidentally buy the Jumbo Marshmallows, like we did this time, I would suggest cutting them in half before sticking with toothpicks.  We found these ones to be a little large. The half sized ones were excellent, I don’t have photos of them)

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4. When Toffee is melted dip marshmallow

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Scrape off the exceess

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5.  Place in bowl of Rice Krispies and coat completely, pressing to make sure they stick!  It is important to work quickly, you must get the Rice Krispies to stick before the toffee sets

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6. Place on a cookie sheet and remove toothpick.  Allow to harden.  You can put them in the fridge or freezer to set faster

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Delicious!  Normally I am not a huge fan of marshmallows, I like them in things, but I can’t just eat them on their own.  There is something about the combination of the toffee and the Rice Krispies that make the marshmallow taste totally different. You would think that these would be really sweet, but they are not!  The 3 different textures work so well together.

The great thing about these is, you can make them well in advance and freeze them! It is surprising how well they freeze, just put them in a zip top baggie and take out as needed.

Word of warning, they are quite addicting!  Enjoy!

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