Orange Coconut Creams Recipe
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Orange Coconut Creams Recipe

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Originally a gift from our neighbors, this recipe has become one of our own favorites to make and give at the holidays. —Julie Fornshell, Bismark, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:108 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 108 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate
  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 79 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine milk and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until the butter is melted. Place the confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Add milk mixture; beat until smooth. Add the coconut and orange extract; mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave, melt the chips, chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 9 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Coconut Creams in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 79 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

Instead of orange and coconut try almond and finely chopped cashews, or any flavor extract. Have fun experimenting with the flavors! Read Fran309 below for additional tips if having problems with the dough. Using a double broiler to melt and keep the chocolate warm while dipping is best.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

I'm sure these are wonderful and I'm going to try them this year. To Duckmamma-I use a wooden skewer to stab the balls and hold for dipping. You have to be careful to keep things at an angle so they don't drop off, but the little hole will fill in with chocolate just fine.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

Tastes great but can't get the mix stiff enough to roll up into balls. I keep adding more and more powdered sugar. Finally put the whole bowl in the fridge to see if it will firm up enough to work with. I used 6 cups of powdered sugar and it still won't hold a shape. I'm totally stoked for this candy so I'm going to keep working with it.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

These are SOOO good. I am making another batch this weekend. I added a little more orange extract- probably closer to 2 tsp. I also made my own sweetened condensed milk which I would not recommend- I could taste the powdered milk at times. I also had to reheat the chocolate a few times as it set up a little durign the long dipping process. I may try using a double boiler when making them again. A bit time consuming but definitely worth the effort.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

These are great. Someone said that the sugar mixture was too thin. Just be sure to use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated. They both come in cans but are two different things. Also be sure that you are using enough confectioners sugar (powdered sugar). The recipe called for one package but stipulated 2 pounds. The little boxes of powdered sugar are only 1 pound so you'd need two of those. Around here, the 2 pound package of powdered sugar is a plastic bag, not a box.

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