Coconut Almond Candy Recipe




Coconut Almond Candy Recipe

Ingredients :
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
2 cups confectioners' sugar
24 unblanched almonds, toasted
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter

In a large bowl, mix coconut, potatoes, vanilla and, if desired, salt. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.
With hands dusted with confectioners' sugar, shape mixture into twenty-four 1-in. ovals. Flatten slightly, then wrap each around an almond. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Using a fork, dip candies in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets; refrigerate until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts :
1 candy: 167 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


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