Mound Bars & "Almond Joy" candy By FREDA
|Serves:||50-60 pieces (makes Lots)|
|Cooking Method:||No-Cook or Other|
|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)|
|1||bag choc chips or choc almond bark|
IF CHOC/BARK IS TOO THICK TO DIP
|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.|
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.
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.
. . (DO NOT USE EVAPORATED MILK)
Next add; Coconut, stirring till well blended. (Mixture will be thick)
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.
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.
Place on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet to set. . . chill til set and remove from refer.
Press one or two almonds slightly into top of the mounds, before dipping ito choc.
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.