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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:
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.