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Coconut BonBons


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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  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

   Dec 22, 2009
Would not make this again.
I have been searching for a "snowball" candy recipe and this one seemed close to what my husband described to me. I don't know if I didn't add enough icing sugar,coconut or what..but mine turned out to be flat,messy,gooey,sticky messes. I had put them in the fridge to set up for over an hour before rolling them into balls but they flattened on the cookie sheet and were very difficult to roll into a ball shape. Any ideas? His ex use to make them and they are his favorite..thanks! 1 star

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