Almond Coconut Candies Recipe

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Almond Coconut Candies Recipe
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Almond Coconut Candies Recipe

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These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate. They make great gifts—if you can get yourself to part with any! —Janet Loomis, Terry, Montana
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 whole unblanched almonds
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons hot coffee

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets. Press an almond on top of each ball. Chill for 1 hour.
Combine frosting ingredients until smooth; immediately frost tops of candies. Chill until frosting is firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Coconut Candies in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 123 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 whole unblanched almonds
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons hot coffee
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets. Press an almond on top of each ball. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Combine frosting ingredients until smooth; immediately frost tops of candies. Chill until frosting is firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Coconut Candies in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p64

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Krystle23 User ID: 7259490 48763
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"Delicious, and super easy to make. Since I didnt need as many as this recipe made, I halved it, turned out great. If you love almond joys, youll love these."

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