Christmas Eve ‘Poo Balls’

christmas poo balls

“Part of the purpose for telling the story of Christmas is to remind us that Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Indeed, however delightful we feel about it, even as children, each year it ‘means a little bit more.’ And no matter how many times we read the biblical account of that evening in Bethlehem, we always come away with a thought—or two—we haven’t had before….

“I, like you, need to remember the very plain scene, even the poverty, of a night devoid of tinsel or wrapping or goods of this world. Only when we see that sacred, unadorned child of our devotion—the Babe of Bethlehem—will we know why… the giving of gifts is so appropriate” (Jeffrey R. Holland, “Without Ribbons and Bows.”

Chocolate Balls:

  • 1 8-oz chocolate bar with almonds
  • 1 8-oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 30 vanilla wafers, crushed

Melt chocolate bar over warm water.  Cool slightly (but not cold).  Stir in whipped topping, which is at room temperature.  Roll in balls about 1 teaspoon in size, and roll in vanilla wafer crumbs.  Keep in freezer for two hours before serving.  Store in freezer.  Makes about 4 dozen poo balls.


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