Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Rosiethon. Is It Day 4 Already? It's Rosie's Version Of Mounds Bars.

 I'm making my version of Mounds Bars today.
These are irresistible.

I found a copy cat recipe for mounds bars
that called for half a bar of paraffin;
however, eating hydrocarbons is not appealing to me.
Paraffin contains the following chemicals:
acrolein, benzene, ethanol, formaldehyde,
dibutyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, toluene,
styrene, benzene, ethyl benzene, napthalene,
benzaldehyde, didecyl phthalate, and acetone.

I know! I know!
What's not to love?
So, instead of using paraffin,
I'm substituting honeycomb from
Mr. Hawthorne's coveted sourwood honey.

 Rosie's Mounds Bars

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large pkg, coconut
3 bars German sweet chocolate
big chunk of honeycomb (3/4 - 1 cup)

Mix coconut and milk well.  Chill, then form into bars or balls.  Chill for several hours.
Melt chocolate and honeycomb in top of double boiler over medium heat.  Stir.  Quickly dip balls or bars in chocolate to coat.  Refrigerate to cool and set chocolate.

Mix the coconut and condensed milk well.

Chill, then form into balls.

Add honeycomb to chocolate
in top of double boiler.

Stir to mix combine.

Using two spoons,
quickly roll the balls up the side of the bowl to  coat.

The addition of honey flavor
is icing on the cake.


Lori K said...

My mouth is watering....

My sourwood honey from Mr. H is gone and boy was it good!!!!!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Glad you liked it.

Once you've had it it's hard to go back.

Anonymous said...

i see the buckeyes call for shortening added to the chocolate before coating. Would this work for these confections as well?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Yes, Anony. Shortening would work. It keeps the chocolate shiny. I happen to love the flavor the honey adds.