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Chocolate Coconut Balls

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
48 snack balls

Roll little balls of happiness out of chocolate and coconut flakes. This homemade candy recipe is a great addition to any holiday dessert spread. Roll them in powdered sugar for a snowball look, or sprinkles to turn them into red and green ornaments.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 7 Tbsps

    butter

  • 1/2 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa plus 1 tablespoon

  • 1/2 cup

    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

  • 3/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    water

  • 1 Tbsp

    light corn syrup

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    sweetened coconut flakes

  • 1 cup

    nuts chopped

  • 1/2 cup

    powdered sugar for rolling

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

saucepans
saucepans
stovetop
stovetop
candy thermometer
candy thermometer
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
refrigerator
refrigerator
1

Melt butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Add cocoa; stir until blended. Blend in sweetened condensed milk; set aside.

2

Combine granulated sugar, water and corn syrup in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250°F on candy thermometer or until a small amount of syrup, when dropped into very cold water, forms a firm ball which does not flatten when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan). Remove from heat; stir into chocolate mixture. Add vanilla, coconut and nuts; stir until well blended.

3

Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Store tightly covered in cool, dry place.

Tip

For best results, do not double this recipe.

Additional questions?