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Mounds Balls Recipe

Mounds Balls Recipe

I make these bite-sized treats as holiday 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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:84 servings


  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound flaked 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

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

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."

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!"

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"

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."

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."

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."

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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