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coconut balls

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laken Farley
Fayetteville, AR

These coconut balls won a 1st place ribbon at the local county fair.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you're looking for a coconut treat or an easy edible gift to give friends, you need to try these candies. Easy to make, the filling is creamy, decadent, and full of coconut flavor. Covered in chocolate, these coconut balls remind us of a Mounds candy bar. So good, you'll find excuses to make these.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For coconut balls

  • 1 stick
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 32 oz
    powdered sugar
  • pinch
  • 1 pkg
    coconut (14 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    chocolate bark (24 oz)

How To Make coconut balls

Test Kitchen Tips
We opted to toast a little coconut and sprinkle it over the coconut balls as they chilled. These are delicious just dipped in chocolate too.
  • Adding condensed milk to melted butter.
    Melt butter slowly; add condensed milk.
  • Powdered sugar mixed into butter.
    Stir in powdered sugar and salt.
  • Adding coconut to the saucepan.
    Add coconut.
  • Chilling the coconut filling mixture.
    Chill until easily handled.
  • Filling rolled into balls with a toothpick inserted.
    Roll into balls. Insert toothpicks and place in refrigerator or freezer until firm. Remove a few at a time to prevent getting soft.
  • Melting dark chocolate in a double boiler.
    Melt bark in a double boiler.
  • Dipping coconut balls into melted dark chocolate.
    Dip each ball in chocolate.
  • Coconut balls on wax paper to harden up.
    Place on waxed paper and remove toothpicks. Let set until firm.
  • A platter of Coconut Balls with toasted coconut on top.