FREDA GABLE Recipe

Mound Bars & "Almond Joy" candy By FREDA

By FREDA GABLE cookin4me


Recipe Rating:
 20 Ratings
Serves:
50-60 pieces (makes Lots)
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

FREDA's Story

Coconut Mounds and Almond Joy, a must have on your holiday goodie platters.I have had this recipe for over 40 years. . .I got it from a long time friend, Peggy, whom we raised our children together. We always got together and made tons of goodies and we'd split them between the families. Those were the days, we enjoyed so much the many memories. With My thanks to peggy for these and those memories, I'll share with you. Hope You all enjoy.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Is it possible that Freda's candies are even creamier and more delicious than their namesakes? YES! These delightful bites are perfect for the holidays or anytime you're in need of a sweet treat.

Ingredients

MOUND'S
MIX 1ST 3 ITEMS TOGETHER, MIX WELL
1 lb
bag sweetened coconut
1 lb- box
powdered sugar
1 can(s)
(eagle brand) 14 oz size sweetened condensed milk, (do not use evaporated milk)
3 C
almonds
DIPPING CHOC:
1
bag choc chips or choc almond bark
IF CHOC/BARK IS TOO THICK TO DIP CANDY
see note below: parraffin wax as needed, approx 1/2 blk wax to 1 1/2 lb chocolate (add to choc, little at a time in small chunks ) ths keeps your choc thin when dipping.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix Pdr sugar and Sweetened CONDENSED MILK together.
. . (DO NOT USE EVAPORATED MILK)
Blend well.
Next add; Coconut, stirring till well blended. (Mixture will be thick)
2
With Buttered hands, Form into logs to cut,
into 1/1/2" long pieces, or Roll into balls,to shape as for mounds, to dip.
Candy MUST CHILL, til choc is melted and ready to dip Chocolates.
(Chilling candy makes for easier dipping)
Optional: see almond Joy below; Top with almond on each.
3
Melt choc chips or almond bark, on med low heat in double boiler. Make sure this choc is THIN, to coat the Candy,
NOTE:
if Choc or Bark gets too thick to dip candy, add a little paraffin wax to the choc to thin to needed consistency.
Use only a little at a time. Melt into choc.(approx 1 TBS) you can always add more as needed.
4
Dip each Chilled mound candy into choc. with toothpick, or small slotted spoon.
Place on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet to set. . . chill til set and remove from refer.
5
FOR ALMOND JOY;
Press one or two almonds slightly into top of the mounds, before dipping ito choc.
6
Tip:
Use buttered hands to roll your candy, or Mounds, this makes it so much easier.
Store in covered tin in refer. Remove from refer 1/2 before serving candies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chocolate...
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #coconut, #chocolate


  • Comments

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    Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Nov 10, 2010
    I make these Freda... they are so good...
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    Vickie :) 350start - Nov 10, 2010
    Did someone mention coconut... I am sooo there! Yee ha :D
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    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Nov 10, 2010
    Colleen I have made tons and tons of these over the years. Thanks.
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    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Nov 10, 2010
    Yes Vickie, "Coconut calling", loud and clear, 2 for the price of one recipe here with your name on them. Enjoy.
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    Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Nov 10, 2010
    Freda, I think I love you! I love almond joys but can't eat them because of the almonds (lol long story), and don't like the normal Mounds you buy, as they're made with dark chocolate, which I absolutely despise. I've never in a million years thought of making them on my own! THANK YOU!!!