This is my mother-in-law's coconut ball recipe. Around the holidays she makes the most wonderful candy trays...these are my favorite part of them. For all of her chocolate covered candies she uses a mixture of a melted 1/2 a block of semi-sweet candi-quick chocolate and a 12 oz. package of semi-sweets. I like that combination the best as opposed to just chocolate chips melted with a bit of shortening...but, use what you want to dip them in. -Kristin
2 c. and 2 heaping T. of powdered sugar
1/4 c. softened butter
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. sweetened, flaked coconut
1/2-1 c. chopped almonds
1/2 block of semi-sweet candi-quick (name brand if you can!!!)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional: Sprinkle top with coconut or sprinkles.
Mix together the powdered sugar and butter.
Add the sweetened condensed milk.
Mix in the coconut and almonds.
Roll into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Chill for 2 hours.
Melt the chocolates in a glass bowl in microwave. Start with 1 minute, stir. Then every cook and stir every 20 seconds until smooth.
Using 2 forks dip the chilled balls into the chocolate. Let the excess drop off. Place on greased cookie sheet or on waxed paper.
If desired, before the chocolate dries, sprinkle with coconut or sprinkles.