Originally uploaded by heyclaire
I am so happy Barack Obama won the election, I just had to come up with a way to show my joy. Thus, Inauguration Balls was born! I wanted to make something red, white, and blue because I am once again so very proud to be an American. It’s such a relief not to cringe every time our President opens his mouth!
But, it will be a great big pleasure when you open your mouth to enjoy this treat!
1 can biscuits ( Pillsbury grands are good, but crescent rolls may be even better ) I have to confess that for this I used thawed-out pizza dough, but it was very difficult to work with and hubby said it was too much bread. So, I think the canned biscuits will be much better.
1/2 cup dried blueberries, or fresh or frozen
1 tsp. honey
about 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
about 2 or 3 TBSP. raspberry jam
about 1/4 – 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together honey and blueberries
Pull off about a large walnut-sized piece of biscuit dough. Make a “dent” in the “ball”. Fill with a couple of honey-blueberries and a couple of pieces of chocolate chips or chunks, and a little coconut. Close up the “ball” and put on a cookie sheet. Spread the tops of the “balls” with a little jam, sprinkle with a little more coconut and push one blueberry in the middle. Now you have red, white and blue balls!!
Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. And have a ball!!