Silent Night

Christmas Eve has arrived. I have completed my list of things to have done for Christmas. The Church Windows as our family always called the chocolate, marshmallow, coconut candy is done.

The recipe is simple: 1/2 cup of butter or one stick ; 1 – bag of semi-chocolate chips 24 ounces; 1 – bag of colored mini marshmallows 10 ounces; 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract; 2 cups of coconut (optional)

In a pan on low heat, melt the butter. In a bowl pour the marshmallows.

While the butter is melting, I set up the aluminum foil and wax paper to put the candy mix on to form a roll. I put down foil, then wax paper, then a row of coconut. This year I am only doing coconut on half of the roll, as my granddaughter does not like coconut. Other options for coconut is almond slices, chopped pecans, or graham cracker crushed.

When the butter is melted add the chocolate and peppermint extract to the pan. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Once the chocolate is melted, pour chocolate over the marshmallows and stir until all the marshmallows are covered.

1/2 coconut, and 1/2 without.

Spoon mixture onto the wax paper in a row on top of the coconut. Put coconut on top of the mixture, gently press roll together. Wrap with wax paper, twisting the ends, then roll in the aluminum foil. The aluminum foil keeps the wax paper from coming apart from the candy, creating a mess in the refrigerator. Cool for 1 hour or freeze to use later ( I have kept it for 6 months) then cut into 1/2 inch slices and enjoy.

The recipe makes two rolls approximately 12 to 15 inches long. I did not get as much coconut as I usually do as I was in a hurry.



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