This is a great recipe to use for holidays! I give it out to friends and family at Christmas time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 truffles
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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  • Mix sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and butter together in a bowl. Stir walnuts and coconut into dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and freeze until dough is firm, at least 1 hour.

  • Form dough into 1-inch balls, place on prepared baking sheet, and freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes.

  • Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring frequently until smooth.

  • Dip balls into melted chocolate to coat; cool on prepared baking sheet until chocolate has hardened.

Cook's Notes:

Don't let the balls sit in the chocolate or they become melted.

If you don't use wax paper, the truffles are difficult to get off the pan.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 49.3g; fat 20g; cholesterol 17.3mg; sodium 83.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
These are a lovely little truffle, which taste kind of like an almond joy, but with walnuts instead of the almonds. Couple of notes about the recipe: I made a half batch and got close to 60 truffles (using my 1" cookie scoop), so the 36 truffles for a full batch has to be incorrect. It didn't say what kind of chocolate chips to use (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, dark, etc), so I used a 12 oz. package of semi-sweet. It wasn't quite enough to coat all 60 of my truffles, so I quickly melted two cubes (from a 24 oz. package / 12 cubes per package) of chocolate bark. Also want to mention that I used my electric mixer to beat the butter, powdered sugar and condensed milk - but then switched to a wooden spoon when stiring in the coconut and walnuts. It was REALLY thick, and hard to mix (I actually broke the little wooden spoon that I was using), so I added a splash of milk and switched to a heavier wooden spoon to mix the rest. To decorate, I melted a cube of white chocolate in the microwave and put it in a Wilton disposable decorator bag fitted with a #3 tip. Just a litle drizzle over the truffles really makes them pretty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2016
They were a hit with my kids but WAY too sweet for me to even finish one of them... I am going to try them again and add some salt to the mix to tone it down and maybe use regular condensed milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
These are a lovely little truffle, which taste kind of like an almond joy, but with walnuts instead of the almonds. Couple of notes about the recipe: I made a half batch and got close to 60 truffles (using my 1" cookie scoop), so the 36 truffles for a full batch has to be incorrect. It didn't say what kind of chocolate chips to use (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, dark, etc), so I used a 12 oz. package of semi-sweet. It wasn't quite enough to coat all 60 of my truffles, so I quickly melted two cubes (from a 24 oz. package / 12 cubes per package) of chocolate bark. Also want to mention that I used my electric mixer to beat the butter, powdered sugar and condensed milk - but then switched to a wooden spoon when stiring in the coconut and walnuts. It was REALLY thick, and hard to mix (I actually broke the little wooden spoon that I was using), so I added a splash of milk and switched to a heavier wooden spoon to mix the rest. To decorate, I melted a cube of white chocolate in the microwave and put it in a Wilton disposable decorator bag fitted with a #3 tip. Just a litle drizzle over the truffles really makes them pretty. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2014
I made these today and while the flavour is good the prep time and ready in time are way off. I really should have gone with my instinct about the number of truffles that this recipe makes as well. I rolled and rolled the one inch balls and was so frustrated I ended up with 120 before I gave up and put the last quarter of the dough in the freezer for future use. Would I make these again? Yes but perhaps cut the recipe down to one quarter. The only change that I made was to use pecans instead of walnuts. Thanks I'm sure that the family will love them. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
This recipe makes about 60 pieces give or take. Delicious Almond (walnut) Joy taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2016
While these came out very good... I did have to make several changes. First off this recipe yielded 100 1" balls for me. This in itself changed the amount of time this took to over 3 hours! I cut the sugar in half and used only ONE 16oz box of confectioners sugar. The recipe was vague regarding the ingredients but I used SALTED butter and UNSWEETENED coconut and DARK CHOCOLATE chips. I used a mini fondue fork to dip the balls into the chocolate and then used a thick flat toothpick to smooth out the chocolate after dipping the ball but before setting onto the waxed paper. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
I make cheesecakes. I use this as a topper for my Coconut Cream Cheesecake. Customers love it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2016
They were a hit with my kids but WAY too sweet for me to even finish one of them... I am going to try them again and add some salt to the mix to tone it down and maybe use regular condensed milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
Awesome just so very good Read More
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