Chocolate, Coconut and Walnut Balls
 
 
These are really easy and the only cooking is melting the chocolate.
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Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk (not one can)
  • 1½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 8 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • After the balls have set up, melt the chocolate and shortening until smooth. Dip into the chocolate to coat evenly and lightly. Place onto a parchment or foil lined sheet pan to dry.
  • Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/chocolate-coconut-balls-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together the nuts, condensed milk, almond extract and coconut.
  2. Using your fingers, form the mixture into balls about ¾-inch round. (make them smaller rather than large like I did - about one bite's worth)
  3. Place onto baking sheet and let rest at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. After the balls have set, melt the chocolate and shortening in a bowl over slowly simmering water. Stir until smooth.
  5. Dip into the chocolate to coat evenly and lightly and pull out with a meat fork. Place onto a baking paper or a foil lined baking sheet to dry.
Notes
If like me you do these on a hot day and the chocolate refuses to set at room temperature, roll in dessicated coconut. Nobody will think it's not the real thing.
Recipe by The Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/candy/chocolate-coconut-and-walnut-balls/