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Chocolate Coconut Candies

These coconut candy balls disappear just as fast as I put them out. They're a snap to whip up and make a beautiful presentation on any holiday cookie plate. I mound them high and sprinkle with coconut…then watch them vanish! —Mary Ann Marino, West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Optional: Chopped almonds, sliced almonds, sprinkles and additional coconut

Directions

  • 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.



Test Kitchen Tip
  • Want easy cleanup? Use parchment paper sheets.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 candy (calculated without optional ingredients): 157 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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