Monday, December 17, 2007

Shiloh's Chocolate Coconut Candies

These are so delicious and they make a great gift! I found this little tin at the thrift store that says, "World's Greatest Mom" and filled it up with these as a thank you gift for her for babysitting and for bringing me a nice dinner when my tooth was hurting. The little basket of candies was a gift for a good friend and fellow choco-holic!

Here's my friend Shiloh's recipe:

13/4 C. powdered sugar

13/4 C. flaked coconut

1 C. chopped almonds

1/2 C. sweetened, condensed milk

2 C. (12 oz. package) semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 T. shortening

In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients. Shape into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening (about 2 minutes) and stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2.5 dozen.

If you buy the ingredients on sale, it costs about $4-$5 to make a batch of these. However, a little goes a long way and you can stretch 4 nice little gifts of chocolate candies out of one batch!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I think I have this same recipe - it is a family tradition passed on by my paternal grandmother to make these every year for the holidays! They are my husband's favorite of all the Christmas candy I make and are always the first to go! What a great gift!

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