Thursday, January 9, 2014
Chocolate Coconut Candies
These are winners at dinner parties and as gifts anytime of year. So easy, but look like you took a lot of time to make.
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 3/4 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 cups(12 ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, coconut, almo nds, and sweetened condensed milk. Shape into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. These freeze great and can also be refrigerated(I prefer to leave in fridge if not serving that day). Makes 2 1/2 dozen.