Maggot Balls (Dulce de leche bites)

maggots.jpgWhen 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.


Maggot Balls

  • 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.

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  1. faiza anjum

    please can u email ur dessert reciepes they seem very yummy.will be very thankful

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