Maggot Balls (Dulce de leche bites)Posted: November 1, 2004 | Author: marga | Filed under: Recipes | 1 Comment »
When we went to the Halloween store, Michaela picked up a bag of Halloween petit four paper cups and I went ahead and bought them. I didn’t want the purchase to be useless, so I decided to make these easy candies that have been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid. They are rolled on shredded coconut so we decided to call them Maggot Balls.
They weren’t as big a hit with others at the party as I’d had expected. Well, it just meant there were more for me! 🙂
All the proportions are approximate, as I didn’t measure when I made them.
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup 1-minute oats
- 2/3 cup dulce de leche
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- a dash of cognac, rum or another liqueur
- shredded sweetened coconut
Mix all the ingredients save for the coconut together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until they all melt and can be easily combined, stir well. Take off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Take a teaspoon of mixture in your hands and roll into a ball. Roll on the shredded coconut, put in a paper cup or directly a serving sheet.
When they are all done refrigerate before serving.