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Making the Famous Coconut Candy!

Yesterday I went to my in laws house and the girls and I baked up a storm with Grandma! We had so much fun!!

One thing my Aunt always made was Coconut Candy Balls! So I bought all the ingredients and by memory made them. They came out really good. Everyone said I did a good job making them by memory.

Rolling the candies into balls. After I rolled them into balls I stuck them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to get them hard so they wouldn’t come apart when I put them in chocolate:

I like to take the entire dough and saran wrap it. Then stick it in the fridge for a few hours.

My sad looking double boiler for the chocolate:

My finished candy:

Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 Stick softened butter
  • 1 Can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Boxes powdered confectioners sugar
  • 14 Oz. Coconut
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 piece paraffin (wax)
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Step 1
Mix softened butter and confectioner sugar thoroughly adding the can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk slowly.

Step 2
Add vanilla and coconut. Mix very thoroughly. Put the entire mixture in saran wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Then roll into small balls. Put back into refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Step 3
Slice the paraffin and mix with chocolate chips in a double boiler. Melt completely. Place a toothpick in the candy and dip into the chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the boiler. Place on wax paper and allow to stand overnight.

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4 Responses to “Making the Famous Coconut Candy!”

  1. CaseyDeuce says:

    These look divine!! Thinking I should grab the ingredients when I head to the store tonight… I don’t think that I could promise that they’d be around for company though!!
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  2. CaseyDeuce says:

    I’m actually in the process of making these right now!! My coconut mixture is wrapped up in the fridge!! Thanks again for sharing this recipe!!
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  3. Wow. this has my preggo cravings in overdrive!

  4. Jacqueline Griffin says:

    Mmmm!! I am writing this down! I will make them for Christmas 2010.

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