December 20, 2009

Chocolate Coconut Candies -Almond Joy

from Simple and Delicious Nov/Dec '07

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 oz.) milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
2 TBS. canola oil (or shortening)

1. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, coconut, almonds, and milk. It will be stiff.

2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chcolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. It take about 1-1/2 minutes. (I stir after every 30 seconds).

4. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Yield about 30

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