Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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 (12 ounces) 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 Facts2 each: 274 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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Jan 11, 2017
Tasted just like my Nanny's from 50 years ago!
Nov 16, 2013
wonderful recipe really easy now they are a family favorite & a christmas must have.
Mar 6, 2012
Very simple to make, My whole family loved them. I well add to my recipe list with a star!
Dec 23, 2011
Very easy and very good.
Dec 23, 2011
Great recipe! Very easy and very good!