Tasty as a holiday confection, or just any time. I made these for my wedding.

Coconut Balls

Joan Donogh
Very tasty bon-bons!
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups icing confectioners sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk e.g. Eagle Brand
  • 3 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 8 squares 1 oz each semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions
 

  • In mixer bowl combine butter, sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Stir in coconut.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour, until the mixture is firm enough to roll in balls.
  • Roll mixture into small balls - using a small cookie scoop makes it easy to make uniform size balls.
  • Place balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill for about an hour until firm.
  • Melt chocolate and shortening together in microwave
  • Place a chilled coconut ball on a fork and dip in the chocolate to coat. Remove from chocolate and shake to remove excess chocolate.
  • Using a second fork, slide the chocolate coated ball off the first fork onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Continue until all balls are coated. Place cookie sheet in the fridge until chocolate is hardened. Place in a covered container and store in the fridge. Can also be frozen.

 

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Gillman

    Thank you very much, my younger daughter will be so happy when I make these for her at Christmas time.

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