Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe – sweet coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate. Tastes just like an Almond Joy Candy Bar! Only 6 ingredients – coconut, sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, whole almonds, and chocolate candy coating. A great dessert for parties, tailgating, and homemade gifts!

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Candy

If you are a fan of Mounds Bars or Almond Joy Candy Bars you are going to LOVE these Chocolate Coconut Balls! Sweet coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate. YUM! This no-bake treat is always a huge hit with everyone.

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How to Make Chocolate Coconut Balls

This candy is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together sweetened shredded coconut, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk. The coconut mixture will very sticky. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.

Remove candy from the fridge. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the coconut mixture and roll it into 1-inch balls. Press a whole almond into the center of each ball. Place coconut balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for an hour.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate coating according to package directions. Using a fork or chocolate dipper, dip the coconut truffles into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off. Place balls on parchment or wax paper to harden. 

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can omit the almonds if you prefer.
  • Freezing the coconut balls makes them easy to dip into the chocolate.
  • I use candy melts. You can substitute chocolate chips and shortening if you prefer.
    • You will need 2 cups of chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening.
    • You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • Garnish the tops of the candy balls with sprinkles or chopped almonds.
  • Can I freeze Coconut Chocolate Balls? Yes! Make the candy and let it harden. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bar

These sweet treats are a must for your Christmas cookie tray! I usually make a few batches at a time and store them in the freezer for easy holiday gifts. Package the candy in a little cellophane bag with a cute ribbon. Perfect party favor or homemade gift for neighbors, co-workers, and teachers. Whip up a batch ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe – sweet coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate. Tastes just like an Almond Joy Candy Bar! Only 6 ingredients – coconut, sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, whole almonds, and chocolate candy coating. A great dessert for parties, tailgating, and homemade gifts!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-oz) package sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (16-oz) package chocolate candy coating
  • 36 whole roasted almonds

Instructions:

  • In a glass mixing bowl, combine coconut, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove candy from the fridge. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the coconut mixture and roll it into 1-inch balls. Press a whole almond into the center of each ball.
  • Place coconut balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate coating according to package directions.
  • Using a fork or chocolate dipper, dip the coconut truffles into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off. Place balls on parchment or wax paper to harden. 

Notes:

  • Can omit the almonds if you prefer.
  • Freezing the coconut balls makes them easy to dip into the chocolate.
  • I use candy melts. You can substitute chocolate chips and shortening if you prefer.
    • You will need 2 cups of chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening.
    • You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • Garnish the tops of the candy balls with sprinkles or chopped almonds.
  • Can I freeze Coconut Chocolate Balls? Yes! Make the candy and let it harden. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. I have made these for many years & everyone loves them! The only difference in my recipe, it calls for shaved/chopped almonds mixed in with the filling. I may try the whole almonds next time I make them. Freezing between steps and lightly spritzing your cookie scoop and hands with non-stick spray makes the sticky mix easier to handle.

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