Coconut Almond Balls Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings12
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Flaked coconut14 Ounce (1 Package)
 Sweetened condensed milk14 Ounce (1 Can)
 Toasted chopped almonds2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Almond extract1 Tablespoon
 Semi-sweet chocolate morsels24 Ounce (2 Packages, 12 Ounce Each)
 Shortening2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 743 Calories from Fat 459

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.1%

Saturated Fat 32 g160.2%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 11.2 mg

Sodium 61.1 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.6%

Sugars 53.2 g

Protein 9 g17.8%

Vitamin A 1.8% Vitamin C 2.3%

Calcium 14.3% Iron 10.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) Take a mixing bowl and combine together flakes coconut, condensed milk, almonds and almond extract in it. Set aside for about 30 minutes.
2) Shape the mixture into 3/4 inch balls.
3) Place the balls on waxed paper and cover with another sheet of waxed paper. Set aside for about 8 hours or overnight.
4) Place shortening and chocolate in top of a double broiler and bring water to a boil.
5) Reduce heat to low and cook until chocolate begins to melt. Remove from heat.
6) Dip candy balls into the chocolate mixture and ensure that they get covered completely.
7) Place the balls on waxed paper and chill until firm.

SERVING
8) Transfer the balls into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
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