Last year I posted this recipe on Facebook and thought I posted it here. Evidently I did not, or else Blogger ate it. Get it? Recipe? Ate it? Nevermind.
My step-mom, Margie, usually fixes this candy, appropriately named Out of This World Candy, at Christmas and gives me a tin to share (or not) with the fam. It is my fave-o-rite candy ever. I thought I'd try it this year. As if my rear end isn't big enough.
It's a simple recipe, but boy howdy you better be prepared to stir. When I was mixing the butter and powdered sugar I thought I was going to pull a muscle. I should have used a bigger mixing bowl and it would have been easier. Make sure your bowl is bigger than 8 cups. You could use a mixer, but I'm not sure how a hand mixer would handle the load.
Anyway, here's the recipe:
2 sticks melted butter
1 small can sweetened condensed milk (I never said this was low-calorie)
1 tsp vanilla
1 or 2 cups chopped nuts (optional, but not really)
16 oz chocolate or vanilla almond bark for coating (chocolate is best...vanilla makes them almost too rich to finish one! And I'd probably make that 24 oz or so of almond bark...just to make sure you have enough).
Mix first 5 ingredients together and place in refrigerator until firm. Roll into 1 to 2 inch balls (I used my cookie scoop). Melt almond bark in microwave, stirring after 30 second increments. Dip balls using toothpick into coating and place on wax paper until coating is hardened (I just dipped them into the coating with tongs...we were out of toothpicks...go figure).