Melbas Frozen Christmas Treat

 

Melbas Frozen Christmas Treat Recipe

Melbas are my FAVORITE Christmas treat.

My mom always made them when I was growing up.  I have not had them for at least 10 years. I had it in my head that they were too hard to make. That is not the case at all! I am so excited to share this recipe with you.

I gave some to my neighbors and they called to tell me that they loved them! They were a hit!

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 can sweet and condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 pound of cold butter

optional: favors of extract, dipping chocolate, or nuts

In a mixer, beat together all the ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat again.   Taste it! It is delicious. You can leave it or favor it. I would separate the mixture into 1 1/2 cups per flavor that you what. I would just add a drop or two of the extract to the batter. Taste it and decide if you want to add any more. I also like to add a drop or two of food coloring so I can keep track of the flavors. My favorite flavor of extract is orange! I am sure any flavor would be good! 

Next use a small cookie dough scoop and scoop little balls onto wax paper on a pan. Freeze until solid.

At this point, you can roll your balls into dipping chocolates and nuts, or just leave them how they are. I like to do both! 

Keep them frozen. I keep them in a freezer bag. When I need them I put them in a mini cupcake liner and a tin! I found my tin at Walmart.

melbas frozen Christmas treat

Melbas make great gifts, but I would suggest you keep some for yourself!

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11 comments:

  1. These sound ymmy. I am putting together 'treat' tins for Christmas this year. I have been looking for things I can make ahead and freeze, of course these fit the bill. (And I have everything in my pantry. Mint flavored maybe...) So far I have peanut butter bon-bons and Mounds-type bars in the freezer. These will be a geat addition! Thank you for the recip.

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    1. Your other treats sound delicious, too! I glad these will work for you!

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  2. My sister and I have decided to use these as our food gifts this year instead of cookies. Thanks for posting!

    Question: About how many does one batch make?

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    1. Good question. I tend to eat some.... a lot of the batch myself. I think you get 30-40 easy out of a batch. If you need a lot just scoop your balls small then you can get more. I always have enough ingredients to make two batches, in case I eat too many.

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  3. I have tasted these treats of Danielle's and they are AMAZING! So delicious!

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  4. Do they need to stay frozen until eating, or is the freezer just to set them and keep them fresh? I'd love to bring them to a cookie exchange, but between driving and sitting out, I wouldn't want them to go all melty.

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  5. Anonymous19:12

    Sugar, butter....AND no bake? Just those three things made me fall in love!
    Thanks! I will be trying these tomorrow!

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  6. These sound so good and easy to make, for me that's a winner. I will be going to the store to get the ingredients.
    Thanks for a sharing a great recipe.

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  7. I saw the recipe and it was PERFECT for what I needed for our party tonight. I made them yesterday, and still by this afternoon they had NOT frozen or set up! They were all gooey! I had to throw them all out...don't know what i did wrong :(

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  8. Angie, did you use condensed milk instead of sweetened condensed milk? People often make that mistake and it causes the kind of problems you had.

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