Famous Coconut-Almond Balls


Coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
26 balls


  • 4 cups flaked coconut

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 26 whole almonds


  1. Line two cookie sheets or large flat surface with waxed paper and place large cooling rack on top. Place coconut in large bowl. Heat corn syrup, one minute in microwave, until syrup boils. Pour immediately over coconut and stir until well mixed.

  2. Using a tablespoon measure, shape coconut into 26 balls with hands and place on wire racks. Let rest 10 minutes, then re-roll each ball to keep loose ends from sticking out.

  3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in large glass bowl in microwave, or in saucepan on stovetop, stirring once or twice. Working quickly, spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate over each ball. Lightly press an almond on top of each ball. Let balls stand until set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
31g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 13
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.