Ethel’s Candy Time!

I’ve been in the kitchen today making our family Christmas treat in time for giving and those Christmas parties around the corner.  I’ve published this pattern before, but thought I’d revisit it in case you weren’t a reader a few years back.

This lovely candy has been made in the Blackberg kitchen for 40 years!!!  My sons expect it every year and I don’t like to disappoint.  Here it is for you, my dear readers:

“Cindy’s Candies via Ethel”

1 cup coconut

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup confectionary sugar

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

1 cup pitted dates/ chopped (Do not use the prechopped, they aren’t as sticky.)

12 oz semisweet pieces

Mix all the ingredients except for the semisweet pieces.  (You will need to use your hands, it is very messy.)  Form into walnut size balls.  Melt the semisweet pieces in a fry pan over very low heat until melted.  Using 2 spoons, coat the balls and place on wax paper.  Let cool in the frig.  This makes about 16 balls.



Don’t forget a few more days to get your free Christmas Memories Pattern!  Order anything on the website and I’ll tuck in this nice surprise for you.  (In lieu of an Ethel’s candy!)

Christmas Memories Pattern

Merry Christmas to all!


Ethel’s Candy Time! — 3 Comments

    • The candy sounds good, but the quilt they’re sitting on is out of this world! I have the stamps & have the blocks made, but not put together! Miss your quilt retreats in the Smokies!

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