Mounds Balls Recipe
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Mounds Balls Recipe

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I make these bite-sized treats as gifts for friends—and I get lots of thank-you notes in return. The mailman doesn't mind delivering them, though. He gets a box of candy, too! We have three generations of family working together on our dairy farm in the "thumb" of Michigan. Everyone agrees these milky morsels promote our product deliciously. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 84 servings


  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 -inch x 1-inch x 1/2-inch piece paraffin wax
  • Round wooden toothpicks
  • Styrofoam sheets

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 111 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add coconut, milk, walnuts and vanilla; stir until blended. Chill until slightly firm; roll into walnut-sized balls. Insert a toothpick in each ball. Place balls on baking sheets; freeze. In double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, chocolate squares and paraffin wax. Keep warm over hot water. Using picks as handles, dip frozen balls into chocolate mixture; stick picks upright into was paper-covered Styrofoam sheet. Chill until firm. Remove picks and package candy in individual paper liners. (May also be frozen.) Yield: about 7 dozen candies.
Originally published as Mounds Balls in Country Woman November/December 1989, p29

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georgiaharrison User ID: 8114798 215829
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Made these last yr they were great thanks for sharing"

WEDDING5 User ID: 3718020 45397
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I just made this today. They look great and taste great! I got 45 balls out of the recipe! I'm going to drizzle white chocolate over the top yet to make them look extra special."

thecreativebaker User ID: 7200207 25129
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"I am a volunteer TOH field editor and make these candies every year for Christmas! My husband and I team up to make them and they are finished in no time! They truly deserve the 5 star rating!"

QueenBee1 User ID: 2496573 45396
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Our supper club got together to make these. They were simple and fun to make, as well as to eat, especially when you accompany it with a glass of chocolate flavored red wine! Add an almond and it tastes remarkably like an Almond Joy"

debrn2010 User ID: 5841232 22985
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"I made this candy for a sale we had recently. It's the best. Sold every piece I made and recieved several orders for Thanksgiving. I think this is one of the best candies I have made so far, and am planning to make plenty more of it. Thank you so much for the recipe."

spike41 User ID: 529130 202500
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"One of the best candy recipes I've ever tried. I've been making candy for over 45 years. This is by far the BEST. And it makes a Perfect gift for any occassion."

Sarika User ID: 1135324 22984
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"These are truly very good. Took them to an "after Easter" luncheon and even though one would think that candy would be the last thing to munch on after a Holiday...these went like wildfire."

asouth User ID: 1670095 16214
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"I've made these every Christmas for the past 14 years. They're a big favorite with family and friends. I make the coconut balls in late October and freeze them. I coat them with chocolate when I'm ready for them in December."

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