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Quick Coconut Bonbons

My family and friends never fail to include these chocolates on their Christmas wish list. Luckily, this recipe makes a big batch— so my supply meets the candy demand.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 21 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups chopped pecans
  • 3-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the milk, pecans, coconut and vanilla; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until firm.
  • In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt the chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note: Candies can be frozen for up to 3 months before dipping in chocolate. Thaw in refrigerator before dipping.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 48 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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