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Coconut Bonbons

These candies are perfect for any holiday. I like to decorate the tops with a miniature sugar flower or novelty for each holiday.—Claudia Ruiss, Massapequa, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 2-2/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Colored jimmies or coarse sugar, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar, milk, almonds, butter and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined pans. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to waxed paper-lined pans. Sprinkle with jimmies or coarse sugar if desired. Refrigerate until firm.
Nutrition Facts
2 bonbons: 274 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • ck
    Nov 22, 2017

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  • Terri
    Jan 11, 2017

    Tasted just like my Nanny's from 50 years ago!

  • tinycakes
    Nov 16, 2013

    wonderful recipe really easy now they are a family favorite & a christmas must have.

  • magie1
    Feb 13, 2013

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  • Peggy Harbeke
    Feb 11, 2013

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  • ladylala
    Mar 6, 2012

    Very simple to make, My whole family loved them. I well add to my recipe list with a star!

  • Sherry82
    Dec 23, 2011

    Very easy and very good.

  • Sherry82
    Dec 23, 2011

    Great recipe! Very easy and very good!