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Coconut BonBons

  •  4.2 stars stars based on 22 reviews
  •   90% would make this again
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1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter margarine
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (12 ounce) package grated coconut
1 (24 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening

Mix together condensed milk, butter, sugar
and coconut. Cover with wax paper and chill
for 24 hours. In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with shortening. Roll coconut mixture into 3/4-inch balls and with fork dip into chocolate. Drop on wax paper to cool and dry.

Note: Posted by "Marbalet" to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com.

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Reviews of Coconut BonBons:

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  Diane in Arizona  Dec 10, 2016
Would not make this again.
What a mess! I don't know how people can say these were easy! The "dough" was very sticky and hard to roll into balls. I kept refrigeration it but that didn't help. Dipping them in the chocolate was hysterical. They would break apart while the excess chocolate was dripping off. Then they would stick to the fork so I had to give them a little push with my finger which ruined any success I had had. Never again!! 1 star

  A cookie baker in N.B. Canada  Nov 22, 2014
Would make this again.
Excellent, very easy to make and can be done very quickly and at a moment notice. Family and Friends loved them and it is my Pot Luck Desert. 5 stars

  Megan in Seattle  Dec 23, 2013
Would make this again.
Very easy to make and not runny at all. Bring the butter to room temperature- do not microwave. This will make it runny and loose. 4 stars

  Larry in Paterson, Wa  Dec 24, 2010
Would make this again.
Easy to make and delicious. Easier to work with if coconut mixture is kept chilled. Will make again. 5 stars

  Jessica in Florida  Dec 15, 2010
Would make this again.
Very yummy, veryy messy but, may get easier with practice and a real double boiler. I think maybe less sweetened milk bc they are so sweet, the SCM has 220g of surgar in the can, wow. I used the xylitol confectioners sugar for half, unsweetened coconut, and that woked great! Still a bit too sweet, so i sugest less sugar or less SCM and they might even be kind of healthy:) 5 stars

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