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CHOCOLATE - COCONUT CANDIES Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rosemarie Henson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 pound powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
1 pound flaked coconut (about 4 cups)
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening

Directions:
Directions:

Mix potatoes, powdered sugar and extract in large bowl. Stir in coconut. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons onto wax paper; shape into balls. (If mixture is too soft to shape, 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 balls about 1 hour or until firm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 4 dozen candies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
COCONUT BARS:
Press coconut mixture into ungreased 13 x 9 inches pan. Spread with melted chocolate. Refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes or until firm. Cut into 2 x 1 inch bars.

 

 

 

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