Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls Recipe

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Kala Nicholson


Every Christmas my family and I get together and make candy for gifts. This is by far my favorite candy and the most requested for gifts every year! It takes some time, I wish I could tell you how long, but we make them in HUGE batches and it takes us all evening.. Plus we goof off and have tons of fun while doing it!!

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30 Min
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1 stick
butter, softened
2 c
pecans, in pieces
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
16 oz
angel flake coconut
2 lb
10x confectioners sugar
2 bag(s)
semi- sweet chocolate chips (12 oz ea.)
block of wax

How to Make Coconut Balls


  • 1Note: I get wax from the canning section in the grocery store, usually they're 4 blocks of wax per box, just use one block.
  • 2Heat chocolate chips and wax in double boiler over medium heat. Stirring occasionally.
  • 3Mix all other ingredients until well blended.
  • 4Lay out a bunch of parchment paper and start making balls the size of cherry cordials. Place them on the parchment paper as you go.
  • 5Dip the balls in the chocolate. We use a tooth pick stuck in the top and swirl them in the chocolate. (Takes some practice, but easy enough)
  • 6Once all of the balls are dipped take a spoon and cover the holes from where the tooth pick was. I just drizzle and make swirls.
  • 7Let the coconut balls stay out over night to dry. Then put them in sealed containers or ziploc bags. Have fun!!

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About Coconut Balls

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern

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