When my sister-in-law first introduced me to these Almond Balls, they weren’t what I expected. I mean, there’s not a lot of almond in those balls. Maybe I should have titled them “Chocolate Almond Balls” or “Chocolate Cream Pie Balls” or something like that. They are mostly chocolate, rolled in… not almonds… cookie crumbs.
Robb is taking some time off for the holidays, and he is super concerned that I’m going to spend that time blogging. (Who? Me?!) “Why don’t you just do a bunch of baking, and get all your posts ready ahead of time?” he says.
Sure. No Problem. Like I don’t already have gifts to buy and wrap, cards to create and send, friends to meet with, parties to attend, afghans to knit, holiday music to practice and perform, to say nothing of the dishes, laundry, house cleaning, dinner making, parenting and other responsibilities I am already behind on.
No problem. I’ll just squeeze a half dozen new recipes in between the morning carpool and my shower. Hmpf.
Every year, my sis-in-law and I spend a day baking for the holidays. We make things you need two people for, like pumpkin rolls, and graham cracker pudding, and enough sugar cookies to feed an army. Tucked in among the complicated recipes are these super duper easy little balls of chocolate delight.
Let’s be realistic, some days you need something super duper easy. I’m talking three-ingredients easy. No-bake easy. My-5-year-old-can-make-these easy.
That’s the zone I’m living in today.
Here’s an idea of what you’re in for:
Combine some melted chocolate bars with whipped topping. Chill. Drop spoonfuls into cookie crumbs. Freeze. Inhale.
I mean, if this is the kind of baking I’m going to be doing, I think I could get a lot done before lunch! Continue reading “Almond Balls” »