In our 4-part series, popular romance authors share their favorite holiday recipes--some even inspired by their novels--to help you with your holiday entertaining. Up first is Fern Michaels, best-selling author of the Sisterhood series. The latest Sisterhood book, Eyes Only, is available for pre-order now.
My kids called this our "Happy Happy Christmas Candy Roll" when they were little.
The ingredients are as follows:
1/2 cup butter
2 (1 oz.) squares of milk chocolate
1 1/2 cups of sifted confectioners sugar
1 egg beaten
1 cup of chopped pecans (you can use any nut you prefer if you don't like pecans)
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (3 1/2 oz.) flaked coconut (1 can)
Melt chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Stir in egg and sugar and blend well. Stir in pecans and marshmallows and mix until coated thoroughly. Divide the mixture in half. Shape each into 12" rolls. Carefully dredge with flaked coconut. Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap, sealing tightly. Freeze. To serve, thaw and slice into 1/2 slices. Or thicker if you prefer. 1/2" slices. Makes app 48 servings.
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