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    Christmas recipies

    This has become a tradition around our house - however, I can't make them too soon or they disappear looong before christmas.
    It is a great recipie, simple to make. Hope to learn about your "christmas standards".


    PS Imperial Cheese - as we get it here in Canada is a soft cheese, like an old, very rich cheddar, this is what allows to to be incorporated into the flour and butter so easily. If I couldn't find that cheese, I'd just grate up an old tart cheddar instead. (What will the punmeisters get out of this?)
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    Re: Christmas recipies

    How about a healthy one...oats reduce your cholesterol, right? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    1 4 oz. stick of butter
    1 cup granulated white sugar
    3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
    2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (chips may be cheapest)
    8 oz. fine quick oats (nearly instant, I guess)
    2 TBSP brandy or rum, or substitute 2 tsp rum extract
    5 TBSP water
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 egg white, beaten stiff (presumably a large egg)
    4 oz. coconut shreds (more or less)

    (Note: all ounce (oz.) measurements are by weight, not volume.)

    Melt butter over low heat with sugar, cocoa, chocolate and water. When smooth, remove from heat and add oats, mixing well until smooth. Mix in the brandy/rum. Beat egg white with vanilla until stiff, and fold into the oat mixture. Refrigerate until hard (6-8 hours?). Roll heaping teaspoonfulls of the mixture into small balls and roll in coconut shreds. Store in a single layer (or the lower layers will get flattened) in the refrigerator.

    For reasons I can't fathom, these were called Little Black Ones by my grandmother. The coconut shreds at the local market were quite long, so when I took these to parties in college, it seemed more fitting to call them Hairy Rum Balls.

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