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Easy Chocolate Coconut Balls

Easy Chocolate Coconut Balls. A no-bake cookie treat that’s like a coconut candy bar. A popular Holiday treat too!

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Originally published Dec 2012.

These easy chocolate coconut balls are a coconut and chocolate lovers dream. Sweetened condensed milk makes for a moist coconut centre you’ll love.

Here’s one for Nancy, my friend who, by her own confession, needs “a coconut intervention.” What’s better to add to a coconut lovers confection than chocolate?!

And these cookies are oh so easy to make. Just use a few simple ingredients to make these wonderfully soft centred coconut wonders.

Freezing the soft coconut centres makes it super easy to dip them in the chocolate too.

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls

The only problem after that is waiting the hour or so for the centre to that and the chocolate to set! These are always on my Holiday treat list particularly because they freeze so well.

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Chocolate Coconut Balls
Yield: 24 cookie balls

Easy Chocolate Coconut Balls

Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

These easy chocolate coconut balls are a coconut and chocolate lovers dream. Sweetened condensed milk makes for a moist coconut center you'll love.

Ingredients

For the coconut filling

  • 2 cups icing sugar, powdered sugar
  • 1 300 ml can sweetened condensed milk, This is the 14oz size in the US.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fine unsweetened dried coconut

For the chocolate coating

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

To make the coconut filling

  1. Mix together the icing sugar, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract ans dried coconut.
  2. Chill and roll into one inch balls.
  3. Place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze completely.

To make the chocolate coating

  1. In a double boiler, melt together the chocolate chips and butter.
  2. I use two forks to dip the coconut balls, one at a time. After rolling in the chocolate, I lift the dipped chocolate ball and let the excess chocolate drip off before placing them back onto the sheet to let the chocolate set.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. These freeze well too.

Notes

Tip: I keep the melted chocolate in the double boiler or in a bowl sitting in boiling water. This helps keep the chocolate from setting during the dipping time and makes the dipping easier.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1 cookie ball

Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 5mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 2g

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Joan Mingo

Sunday 20th of March 2022

Hi Barry! Love receiving your great recipes. Can I use chocolate melting wafers instead of chocolate chips?

Chris

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Can I use a tin of caramel instead

Odette S

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

I only have sweetened coconut can I use it and eliminate the powered sugar

EM

Friday 24th of December 2021

Made them with milk chocolate chips (and the butter) but it would not melt to be able to dip... had to spoon semi solid chocolate onto the frozen coconut balls. ?????

Smith, Lyne

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

I made these with a few tweaks. I wrapped the coconut mixture around a whole Glace cherry, an almond a pecan and finally a Hersheys kiss. I also used a melted semisweet bar and a bitter chocolate bar mix. Absolutely delicious all ways! And yes they didn't last a day so my tip is make a double batch and hide one in the freezer! Thanks for a great recipe!

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