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Chocolate Coconut Balls

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 30 pieces
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Ingredients

1 cup toasted chopped Macadamia nuts

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

8 ounces sweetened shredded coconut

One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels, melted

1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. In a bowl mix together the nuts, condensed milk, almond extract and coconut. Using your fingers, press the mixture into balls about 3/4-inch round. Place onto sheet trays and let rest at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. 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.

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