Chocolate Coconut Candies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 78 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Jan 25, 2019
These were absolutely amazing! so easy to make even though I didn't measure everything just perfect. cant really mess these up. I rubbed coconut oil in my hand when I rolled them. I used fresh grated coconut partially dried in the oven. I will definitely make again. Unfortunately my daughter liked them haha. Thanks
Dec 24, 2018
Wonderful, Delicious! And, easy to make! My family loves them. The filling takes a little muscle to mix thoroughly. As some suggested, I put the coconut into the food processor to make the pieces a little smaller.
May 5, 2017
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.
Dec 30, 2016
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.
Jul 17, 2016
I love coconut and these are so good. Easy to mix up and make.
Dec 22, 2015
We dipped in dark chocolate an they were fantastic ! Added to the list for christmas candy. I'd like to try with milk chocolate. Yum
Apr 2, 2015
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.
Jan 4, 2015
I didn't use the nuts and they were great. My granddaughter,s favorite candy.
Dec 10, 2014
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.
Jan 20, 2014
These taste just like an Almond Joy or Mounds Bar! I did not use the shortening. I simply melted milk chocolate chips, and chocolate melts in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds until smooth) to dip the coconut balls into!