Coconut bonbons

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Preparation time:
Cooking time: 20 minutes plus chilling

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 15 servings


•2-2/3 cups flaked coconut, chopped
•2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
•1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
•1/4 cup finely chopped Diamond of California® Almonds, toasted
•2 tablespoons butter, softened
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
•1 tablespoon shortening
•Colored jimmies or coarse sugar, optional


•In a small bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar, milk, almonds, butter and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
• Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined pans. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
• In a microwave bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to waxed paper-lined pans. Sprinkle with jimmies or coarse sugar if desired. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.


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