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Yield: About 5 dozen candies.

Coconut Chocolate Candies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup mashed potatoes*
  • 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Chocolate Coating (below)

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 package of our chocolate fudge frosting mix

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except Chocolate Coating.
  2. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Roll into balls; chill ½ to 1 hour or until firm.
  3. If the mixture is too soft to form balls, chill before shaping.
  4. Prepare Chocolate Coating.
  5. Using tongs or forks, dip balls in the coating, turning to coat evenly. (Keep coating over hot water while dipping balls.)
  6. Remove balls from coating and place on waxed paper or wire rack.
  7. Chill until firm.

Chocolate Coating.

  1. In the top of a double boiler, mix butter, corn syrup and water.
  2. Stir in frosting mix (dry) until smooth.
  3. Heat over rapidly boiling water 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Notes

*If our instant mashed potatoes are used, prepare as directed on package for 2 servings; measure ¾ cup.

Coconut Chocolate Candies

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