How To Make Easy Chocolate Dipped Candy Balls: Instructions and Photos

Chocolate Dipped Candy Balls

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: about 52 balls

This is a recipe for Chocolate/ Pecan balls that are dipped into melted chocolate. This recipe should yield about 52 inch balls.

You will need:

To make the candy balls:

2 Sticks of Softened Butter

4 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar

1 Can Eagle Brand Milk

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

Cream the Butter and Sugar until well blended. Add the Nuts, Flavoring, and the Milk.

You want stiff dough at this point. Take off your rings, wash your hands and dig in the dough to make 1 inch balls. Refrigerate overnight.

Ingredients Needed For The Candy

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Softened Butter And Confectioner's Sugar

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Milk And Pecans Are Added

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The Stiff Dough

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Some Of The Balls I Rolled

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Ingredients For The Chocolate Dip

For the chocolate dip you will need:

Unsweetened Chocolate (I use Bakers)

Paraffin

A wire rack like one you might use for cookies hot out of the oven.

Using a double boiler (if you don’t have one, use a smaller pot inside a larger pot like I did):

Melt 1 square Baker’s Chocolate with just a sliver of Paraffin. You don’t have to add the paraffin, but that makes a nice sheen on the finished candy.

1 square of Chocolate will dip about 15 inch balls.

Use a fork to dip the candy into the melted chocolate. Drain on a wire rack. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to eat them, or give them as Christmas gifts.

Pans I Use To Melt The Chocolate

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The Candy Is Ready To Gift

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These Hand Dipped Chocoate Candies Make Great Gifts Anytime

This is an easy way to hand dip candies. I have done Chocolate Covered Cherries. You would leave out the nuts, place a cherry in the middle of the candy ball and then dip into the chocolate.


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I have a daughter who lives in Georgia. She sends me several gallon sized Ziploc bags of Pecans every year. Instead of freezing them, I preserve them in Mason jars.

This way, I have fresh Pecans for use the year round.

Lucy And Ethel Working In The Candy Factory

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Cousin Fudd 4 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

My sister made these when we were young and they were always a hit especially for our Christmas get togethers. Thanks for sharing.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

They look totally delicous. I'll have to bookmark you recipe. vote up useful and interesting.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow, these look yummy. Voting this Up and Awesome.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Cousin Fudd, glad this brought back good Christmas memories of Chocolate Dipped Candies. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello, alocsin. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the votes! They are delicious...try some. Goodnight.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good evening, writer 20, thanks for reading my recipe for chocolate dipped candies. Hope you'll try them. Thanks, too, for the votes!


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shea duane 4 years ago from new jersey

sounds so good!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Wow, these looks totally yummy!

This recipe will be a hit in my home. Thanks for sharing.

Furthermore, thanks for giving me the great laughs this morning when watching Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory.

Voting up, up and away!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning,shea duanne, Thanks for readin, and I do hope you'll try to make these. They really are good, if you like sweets!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sannel, thanks for reading my reciple for Chocolate Dipped Candy Balls, and if you have family that likes sweets, they'll love these. Yes, that Lucy and Ethel is a classic. I've seen it a hundred times and still laugh. Thanks for the votes, too!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I shall make these for gifts. I have been planning gifts and these will make a great addition. Thank you Mary.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Wow, these chocolate pecan balls sound wonderful, Mary! They are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing such great photos of the process, and I love the way you packaged them too. Have a very Merry Christmas! I will hopefully be trying these soon. :)


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Looks divine.

JT


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Mary, thank you for the link, and I added this wonderful recipe and hub to my page as well. Merry Christmas! :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow Mary, these look and sound absolutely wonderful, they will make great gifts.

Thank you for sharing.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Movie Master, thanks for reading my Chocolate Dipped Candy. They do make great gifts. Regards, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi oceansnsunset. So nice to see you. I usually pack these to give as gifts in a much prettier container. I didn't have anything, and didn't want to go to the store. As I'm sure you know, you can get beautiful gift boxes and Christmas. Many thanks for letting me use your link, and thanks for mine, Hubber friend!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, JT. Thanks for reading. I hope you will try my method: Chocolate Dipped Candy!


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pharmacist 4 years ago from Whitinsville, MA

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and for all the pictures! Bookmarked this one! Voted up too.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Great recipe, mary, and lovely photos. The Lucy and Ethel video was the crowning touch. I'm still chuckling.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I probably will. I am just on break enjoying reading all my friends work and I am a little lazy this week.

LOL

:)

Happy Holidays.

JT


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi pharmacist, thanks for reading my reciple for Chocolate Dipped Candies! Hope you will try these. Thanks, too, for the nice Votes. Goodnight


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello, drbj. Thanks for reading, and the nice compliment on my photography. When I see my photos and then see other Hubbers' work, I know how inferior mine are. That Lucy and Ethel video is a classic. I loved them. Goodnight


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kellymom1970 4 years ago

Mary615, Vote up! My friend, now I want pecan balls they look so good! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Do I need my clippers yet?lol Thanks.


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blainecindy 4 years ago from Blaine, MN

Hi Mary,

I've been looking for a good treat to bring to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, and I've just found it! Thanks for the recipe. It sounds so yummy and it looks even better! I wish you the merriest of holidays!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Mary, you have my votes:) You can't go wrong with chocolate. A very informed useful article that has my mouth watering. I love pecans so this is something I would not mind trying. Good for a holiday dish as well. I hope you are doing fine. Best wishes and happy holidays.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

They look so good and they have to be a classic just like Lucy and Ethel. Thanks for the recipe and I hope you and your family have great holidays. Hugs to Baby.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, kellymom,1970, Thanks for reading my recipe for Chocolate Dipped Candies! These would come in handy if you want to give your special clients a little Christmas gift (and keep some for yourself). Good to see you again.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, blainecindy, hope you will make my Chocolate Dipped Candy to take to your son in law. (Keep some for yourself, of course). I like to keep some of these handy so when people drop by I have them. Thanks for reading. I hope your holiays will be the best ever!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, the lyricwriter, so nice to see you bright and early today! I do hope you will try my Chocolate Dipped Candies. If you like chocolate, you'll love these. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Gypsy Rose Lee! So glad you found my Chocolate Dipped Candy reciple. Give it a try. You'll love them. Every time I come to this Hub, I have to stop and watch Lucy and Ethel to get a good giggle for the day. They were priceless! Hope your holiday will be bright, just like your Hub on Christmas in Lativa. Thanks for thinking of Baby!


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2uesday 4 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Nice step by step instructions for making theses chocolate candy-balls and helpful photos too. These would make a nice gift.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi 2uesday! Thanks for reading my instructions for making Chocolate Dipped Candies and for the nice commpliment. Yes, they make wonderful gifts. I made them at Christmas time for neighbors, teachers, and friends. Regards, Mary


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LydieRVgirl 4 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Mary615, Chocolate Vote up! Did you have too,I love it so much. I am going to get my friend Mary over to my RV tomorrow and we are make so cand ball. MARRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS. friend.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, LydieRVgirl! So nice to see you today! Thanks for reading about how to make chocolate dipped candy balls. Have fund making them with your friend. I do hope you both like sweet, cause they are. Good, but sweet, but then candy is supposed to be sweet, right? I do hope you have a Merry Christmas, friend.


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

DEE-LISHUS! And I sure do like your photos! ;-)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi capricornrising! Thanks for reading and for the nice compliment on my recipe for Chocolate Dipped Candy. They are good, sweet, but good. Hope you will make some. Regards.


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

I have a pronounced sweet tooth...


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi caparicornrising! Let me know how you like these sweet babies after you make them! Goodnight.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Mary

I will have to give this one a try.

Thanks for sharing. :-)

Take Care


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Sueswan. Good to see you today. I do hope you'll try these chocolate dipped candies. If you like sweets you'll love these! Have a great Sunday!


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alexadry 4 years ago from USA

This recipe makes me drool as a Pavlov dog just looking at it! Gotta try it!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, alexadry. Hey, I'm glad you think you will make some chocolate balls. You will love them.

Goodnight, Mary


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

That I Love Lucy episode is hilarious! Thanks for this easy to understand recipe for chocolate dipped candy balls. Giving this a 5 star rating, up votes and will share. These look and sound yummy!


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States

Hi Mary. My, these sound good and rich! The choc covered cherries sound delicious, too. When making pb balls, I always use a toothpick in order to dip them because I'm too uncoordinated to use a fork. Of course, that leaves a big hole in the candy, which isn't all that attractive! Btw, love the Lucy clip! An all-time great scene. (:


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Honestly, I am here just to inhale the scent of the melted chocolate! mmm. sounds like fun. I would adore them with peanut butter center too.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

I've never made candy but these look delicious and fairly easy. Also like the idea of giving them as gifts at Christmastime.

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Given 5 stars and voted up, useful, awesome and beautiful.


Starmom41 4 years ago

this is definitely a must-try! thanks for posting it :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Peggy W. You would have fun making these little chocolate dipped candies. I used to make them just for Christmas, now I make them all year long.

Thanks so much for reading, commentin, voting and the share.

It's always good to see you!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, the Dirt Farmer, your idea of a toothpick in the candy to dip them is a good one! I'll have to try that the next time I make these chocolate dipped candy balls. I never know exactly how much paraffn in put in the chocolate, I just guess.

I agree: that Lucy clip is priceless!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi starstream. You sound like you like chocolate as much as I do! I have put peanut butter in the middle of these, and that is really good!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, HBN, how nice to see you! Thanks for reading my recipe for chocolate dipped chocolate candy balls.

Thanks, too for the stars and the votes. I do appreciate that. You know Christmas will be here again before we know it, huh?

Bye for now, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, starmom. Thanks for reading my recipe for chocolate dipped candy balls. I do hope you will give them a try, Mary


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

How exciting to find this basic old-fashioned candy recipe still around. I was given this recipe nearly 50 years ago by a friend in Louisiana. Her recipe was for the chocolate with cherries, and I used to make them for my family. We found that they needed to season for about 3 weeks to be really good because the unsweetened chocolate covering needed that long to sweeten up. I tried them once with semi-sweet, and they became too sweet. My ex used to joke that I needed to make them then mail them by parcel post to us so we would stay out of them until they were good. Mail was awfully slow back then. I do hope readers try these. By the way, you wouldn't have the old recipe for fudgesicles, would you? I can't remember if it used plain condensed milk and sugar or sweetened condensed milk and Hersheys cocoa powder. It was soooo good!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A delicious recipe hub packed with handy step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. They are indeed ideal as Christmas gifts. Nothing beat homemade & edible gifts. Rated your recipe 5 stars!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared on Facebook


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, there, Ish. So nice to see you today! I'd hate to think how many calories these wonderful little candy balls have in them, but they sure are good to eat.

Thanks so much for the stars, the votes, the Pin and the share! Mary


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

One of my neighbors used to make their own candies and give them out during the holidays. We're having some big plans this year and this will be a great money saving recipe to use :) thank you for sharing this, Mary! Voted up and sharing!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Keith. Your friends will be so impressed if you make these chocolate dipped candies and gift them for Christmas. I hope you will make some of them.

Thanks for reading, commenting, the votes and the share!

I thought of you tonight: I made my chicken and dumplings, and after I cooked the chicken, I looked at all that broth and thought of you making your homemade soup. Wish I could have shared some of my broth with you!

My best, Mary


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

What a great, easy to follow recipe. These little treats look totally delightful. The Kids are gonna love these, thanks Mary.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Doc. Yes, these chocolate dipped candies are very easy to make. Kids just love to make the little balls, and they love to eat them, too.

Thanks for the visit, Doc. Mary


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These look beautiful and what a nice change from the peanut butter balls I usually make for gifts. They sound delicious and would make a lovely present for any season. People really seem to enjoy receiving home made goodies. Sharing so my sister will find this one on Facebook. Pinning on my food ideas board.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

HI, PegCole17 I'm so glad you like my chocolate dipped candy balls! Yes, they are so easy to make, and they do make lovely gifts for folks.

Thanks so much for reading, sharing, and Pinning, Mary


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Lucy and Ethel working in the candy factory was a perfect video finale to your fabulous hub! :)


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sunshine625. Yep, I think that video of Lucy and Ethel is my favorite! I'm glad you liked my Hub about making chocolate dipped candy.

I still watch reruns of the Lucy show!!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

Yes please I would like one or two..And you even shared the how to's ....yum yum and yum Bookmarking to add to my files...surely this will be on our buffet this Christmas eve.

Angels are on the way Pinned


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, pstraubie48. How nice to see you today! I'm so happy you like my recipe for chocolate dipped candies, and will make some for yourself.

This are always a big hit with my family and friends.

Thanks so much for the nice comment and the Pin. Angels right back to you, and have a wonderful day, Mary


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

Yes, I think I will try these for Chrstmas as they look mouth-watering! What a nice gift also. God bless you.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Pamela99, I am so glad you will make some of these chocolate dipped candies! They are so easy to make, and taste super! Mary


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DDE 24 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hi mary615 I was browsing through and came across this excellent recipe. I like it and will surely try it. You have shared such a simple to do recipe. Voted up!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, DDE. I'm glad you found my recipe for chocolate dipped candies. It is so easy to make these and they really are tasty. They will please all the chocolate lovers that eat them!

Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, DDE. I'm glad you found my recipe for chocolate dipped candies. It is so easy to make these and they really are tasty. They will please all the chocolate lovers that eat them!

Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary


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Peggy W 24 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

These chocolate dipped balls would make really great gifts for just about anytime of year. This is my second visit to this post and I'll tweet, G+ and share again on HP.


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Phyllis Doyle 24 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

I will definitely add this recipe to my Christmas baking this coming week. Thanks for sharing this, Mary.


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Blond Logic 24 months ago from Brazil

I would love to try these this Christmas. I have never made anything like this before, I will let you know how it goes.

I love that clip of I Love Lucy, she was great.


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W. Thanks for visiting again! Yes, these chocolate dipped candies would make a great gift for any occasion. I have made them for a friend's birthday, too.

Thanks so much for the shares, Mary


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi Phylls Doyle. I am pleased you will make these chocolate balls. I think you'll be glad you did. They are easy to make, too.

I'd love to hear how they turned out for you, Mary


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, there Blond Logic. I'm glad you plan on making these chocolate dipped candies. Yes, please do let me know how they turn out.

Yes, this is one of my favorite Lucy episodes! She was the greatest! Mary


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peachpurple 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i would like to try this recipe, sounds mouth watering and makes a perfect gift for all


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, peachpurple. Oh, I do hope you'll try my recipe for chocolate dipped candy balls. I make these often for birthday gifts or any time.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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tillsontitan 24 months ago from New York

Totally five stars, up, useful, awesome, and interesting! What's better than chocolate? This looks easy though I'm not 100% sure. You're pictures are great. Can't wait to try this.

I think you should keep bringing this one back so more people can see it!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi tillsontitan, Gee, thanks for the stars and votes. Oh, yes this chocolate dipped candy will certainly please all the chocolate lovers who receive it. I do hope you will try making these, Mary


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Jo_Goldsmith11 24 months ago

This is so good to know how to make. yummy! :-) I guess, one could make this anytime. The Christmas holidays are the best time to do fun things like this. Shared, up...tweet . Apprecaite you for your easy step by step instructions. If I have the time to make this, I will let you know how I did. :-) Blessings!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jo Goldsmith11. I am so pleased you will make some of these chocolate dipped candies. I make them all year long to gift to my candy loving friends.

Thanks so much for the share, votes and Tweet. Yes, please do let me know how these turn out for you!

Blessings to you and yours for a Merry Christmas, Mary


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Lady Guinevere 24 months ago from West Virginia

I voted up useful awesome and interesting. I WILL be making some of these for Christmas gifts! I will also be making my sweet quick bread recipes.

What a treat my neighbors will have. I love you pots!! I like the way that you took a picture of all the ingredients and I LOVE the Lucy candy factory video!

Okay now I am going to sharw this all over my social media!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lady Guinevere. How nice to see you. I'm happy you will be making some of these chocolate dipped candies. I love making them at Christmastime and all though the year. Yep, that Lucy was a trip, wasn't she??

Thanks so much for reading, and the shares, I appreciate that, Mary


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rebeccamealey 24 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Mary, you outdid yourself on this one. Very cool!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, there, rebeccamealey Thanks so much for the nice compliment. I just made some of these this morning and froze for Christmas gifts to neighbors.


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LindaSarhan 23 months ago

Love it! Thanks for sharing this! I used to melt chocolate this way but then I discovered an easier and faster way. I just microwave a bag of chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening for about 30-60 seconds. :D

Voted up and shared!


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mary615 23 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, LindaSarhan Thanks for reading, the votes and the share! Hey, I wonder if I could melt the chocolate chips along with the paraffin instead of the shortening??

Thanks for the tip: I'll try that!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary

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