Noels are another of our traditional Christmas cookie plate confections. They are a~”I wonder what makes them so good?”~type of treat. Although they are not the most impressive looking sweet, our plate would not be complete without them.
One cup unsalted butter (only real butter, here, please)
2 large milk chocolate bars with almonds (3.5-4 oz)
2 1/2 cups quick oats, or process old fashioned oats until partially ground
1-2 cups powdered sugar
Melt butter and chocolate bars in a double boiler.
Process oats, if using old fashioned.
Blend oats with chocolate/butter mixture.
Pause a bit. Let the mixture cool slightly.
Mound into balls onto wax paper-lined sheet pan.
Place pan in refrigerator to chill.
When they are chilled enough to handle, remove from refrigerator and put a generous amount of powdered sugar in a bowl.
You may need to reform the balls a bit to make them round.
Roll in powdered sugar.
Lovely chocolate noels~snowy chocolate-almond confections :).