Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe
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Chocolate Coconut Balls

3 squares baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups {7 oz can} shredded coconut
1 cup nuts chopped
confectioners' sugar

1. Melt baking chocolate with butter in top of double boiler over simmering water; add condensed milk and blend well.

2. Cook sugar, water and corn syrup in saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved; boil to firm-ball stage or until temperature registers 250 F. on candy thermometer.

3. Remove from heat and stir into chocolate mixture; blend in vanilla, coconut and nuts.

4. Chill until firm enough to handle; form mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar.

Makes 4 dozen.

Source of Recipe: The Complete Dessert Cookbook by Johna Blinn


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