- 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1-3/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- Optional ingredients: chopped almonds, sliced almonds, sprinkles and additional coconut
- 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.
Reviews for Chocolate Coconut Candies
"These are always a hit at parties and for gift giving. I suspect those people who said the mixture was "too runny" to make a ball, used the entire can of sweetened condensed milk instead of the 1/2 cup that is called for. (I did this the first time I made them) If you make it exactly the way the recipe states, and chill as recommended, they turn out perfect. If you are having a hard time rolling the mixture into balls, perhaps use a little Pam spray on your hands first."
"These are fantastic! I chilled the mixture overnight which made less kitchen time the next day and made the balls more solid. Will definitely make these again."
"I love coconut and these are so good. easy to mix up and make."
"What a disaster. I followed this recipe precisely so I am not sure how this recipe received such great review.There was no way to form the coconut mixture into little balls! The mixture was too thin an unmanageable. I'd say it was just a waste of ingredients if I weren't flying right now from an extreme sugar buzz. Haha.It taste great! From a spoon."
"I didn't use the nuts and they were great. My granddaughter,s favorite candy."
"I used your recipe Its a good recipe I had mixed the ingredients like the recipe called for and I had some trouble making ball out of it . It was to wet even after I had put it in fridge for a couple of hours rather than twenty minutes, still had to roll in chocolate fell apart.But all together taste was really good."
"I made these for work for our Christmas sweet week & received so many compliments, saying your candies were the Bomb! Or I don't know which I like better, your peanut butter fudge, these coconut balls or the peanut butter balls! Now I'm making another batch for Christmas day! I use my 1/2 tbsp. for scooping, but I still think this is a tiny bit to big of a bite size since they are soo sweet. I also added 1-1/2 tsp. of almond extract. I chopped my coconut in my chopper to make smaller pieces, thinking this would help more on scooping out smaller portions. After dipping in the chocolate & while still warm, I also sprinkled some sprinkles used for Christmas cookies on top, some with coconut flakes & some with the left over almonds crushed on top. Not only did they look pretty, but they truely were the BOMB!"
"I left out the almonds and the candies still turned out good, but Extra sweet. I think they would have been way better with some nutty crunch. I 'd also suggest that you chop up the coconut a little before mixing it in."