Coconut Balls

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

Coconut Balls
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Very tasty bon-bons!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 48
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3½ 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
  1. In mixer bowl combine butter, sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Stir in coconut.
  2. Refrigerate for about an hour, until the mixture is firm enough to roll in balls.
  3. Roll mixture into small balls - using a small cookie scoop makes it easy to make uniform size balls.
  4. Place balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill for about an hour until firm.
  5. Melt chocolate and shortening together in microwave
  6. Place a chilled coconut ball on a fork and dip in the chocolate to coat. Remove from chocolate and shake to remove excess chocolate.
  7. 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.


One Review of Coconut Balls

  1. Sarah Gillman November 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

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

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