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Chocolate Coconut Candies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindi & Larry Waller
Added: Saturday, September 27, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup Warm or Cold Mashed Potatoes
1 Pound powdered sugar ( 4 Cups)
1 tsp almond extract
1 lb. flaked coconut ( 4 Cups )
1 Package (12 oz.) semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. shortening

Directions:
Directions:
Mix potatoes, powdered sugar, and almond extract in a large bowl. Stir in coconut. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoon on to waxed paper: shape into balls ( If mixture is to soft refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.

Heat chocolate chips and shortening in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Dip 1 ball at a time into chocolate, using fork or tongs, until coated: place on wax paper.( Keep chocolate over low heat while dipping balls.) Refrigerate ball about 1 hour or until firm.

Coconut Bars: Press coconut mixture in ungreased rectangular pan. 13x9x2
Spread with melted chocolate. Refrigerate 30 to 60 minute or until firm Cut into 2x1 inch bars

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Yes this recipe calls for potatoes. You can't even taste the potatoes. Make a great conversation at Christmas parties ( HA HA)

 

 

 

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