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Almond Coconut Candies

These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate. They make great gifts—if you can get yourself to part with any! —Janet Loomis, Terry, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 whole unblanched almonds
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons hot coffee

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets. Press an almond on top of each ball. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Combine frosting ingredients until smooth; immediately frost tops of candies. Chill until frosting is firm. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 123 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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