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Chocolate Coconut Candies

 Chocolate Coconut Candies
These candies disappear just as fast as I put them out. They're a snap to whip up and make a beautiful presentation on any holiday cookie plate. I mound them high and sprinkle with coconut…then watch them vanish! —Mary Ann Marino, West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Optional ingredients: flaked coconut, chopped almonds, sliced almonds and sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, coconut, almonds
  • and milk. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 20
  • minutes.
  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chips and shortening on high for about
  • 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals,
  • stirring until smooth.
  • Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Coat or garnish
  • with ingredients of your choice. Place on waxed paper; let stand
  • until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 candy (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 157 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.