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Coconut Bonbons

"My family and friends never fail to include these chocolates on their Christmas wish list. Luckily, this recipe makes a big batch-- so my supply meets the candy demand."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 252 servings

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Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the milk, pecans, coconut and vanilla; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until firm.
  2. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt the chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to set. Store in an airtight container.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: Candies can be frozen for up to 3 months before dipping in chocolate. Thaw in refrigerator before dipping.

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I made a few changes apx changes that is......I used 1 lb confectioner's sugar not 2 lbs......16 oz chocolate not 2 cups.... I also added cream to my chocolate, apx 1 to 3 ratio, cream and choco...

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I did not like this recipe. It was to dry. Was really hard to make the balls because the mixture keept falling apart. Also would have ben better to cut the recipe in half becase it makes tons of...

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I made a few changes apx changes that is......I used 1 lb confectioner's sugar not 2 lbs......16 oz chocolate not 2 cups.... I also added cream to my chocolate, apx 1 to 3 ratio, cream and choco...

very good both with the pecans and without (if you leave them out, increase the coconut until the consistency seems right.) i like them coated with dark chocolate instead of semi sweet- dark cho...

I have to make these every Christmas, and have for the past 25+ years. Make sure everything is room temp before you start mixing. It's a little work but well worth the effort to mix. Once you ha...

I did not like this recipe. It was to dry. Was really hard to make the balls because the mixture keept falling apart. Also would have ben better to cut the recipe in half becase it makes tons of...

Fantastic! You will not be disappointed! Use room temperature ingredients to make mixing easier.

My children have made these 2 years in a row for holiday gifts. They have so much fun and the look of joy they see in the faces of their friends and family is priceless. But it does take a littl...

This is a great recipe! The only thing I did differently is I only used about 3/4 of the 2 lb bag of powdered sugar. Just like what others here have suggested, all of my ingredients were at room...