When I see this and taste it I wanna break out into the song “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!”
Chad and I – we love coconut. Almost too much!! Easter coming and going and well- we already miss the “GOOD” Easter candy. So we set out to figure out how to make it. We saw lot of recipes out there. They all differed. So since I am an expert candy dipper I know just now things are going to work with candy. So we gave it a spin our way- and we love it. There isn’t a thing we would change- so we blogged it so we can remember it ourselves for the next time we want to make it.
We had company coming over for dinner tonight- and wanted to have a special treat with our dessert. So we made these to go with a scoop of ice cream. yeah doesn’t really go together but who cares right? These were awesome!! Our guest couldn’t believe we made them, so it was a winner!!
5 ounces of sweet condensed milk (this would be 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons = 5 ounces)
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 large (14 oz ) package of sweet flaked coconut
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of chocolate chips (we used a mixture of 1/2 milk chocolate and 1/2 semi sweet)
Mix all the ingredients together except the chocolate chips. It will be sticky. Using WET hands – make 1 tablespoon size balls on wax or parchment paper in a cookie sheet. You will get approx 48 total. Put the coconut balls in the freezer for 1 hour.
Once they are hard and frozen- in a double boiler, melt your 3 cups of chocolate chip. Making sure your chocolate does not scorch.
Dip one at a time your cold coconut balls and tap off excess chocolate and put back on a wax paper or parchment paper to harden. Because the coconut balls are cold they will harden rather quickly. You do not need to put it back in the freezer again unless you are in a hurry- in that case it will only need to be in the freezer no more than 10 minutes max.
Allow your kitchen assistance to sample and clean off the spoons once you are done. Keeps the natives happy!
That is it. Once they are set- eat and enjoy! Pretty darn close copy cat to one of our favorite candies!! Super easy to make too!!