Monday, December 20, 2010

Coconut bonbons

If there is one thing you should make for the holidays,
it should be these highly addicting and beyond yummy
bonbons. I boxed these little beauties up in decorative
boxes with bows and handed them out to friends. Try
them...your won't regret it!!

Coconut Bonbons

2 2/3 cups flaked coconut, chopped
2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup finely chopped almond, toasted
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
colored jimmies or coarse sugar, for sprinkling

1) In a small bowl, combine the coconut, confectioner's
sugar, milk, almonds, butter and vanilla. Cover and
refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
2) Roll into 1 inch balls, place on waxed paper-lined
pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3) In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and
shortening, stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate,
allow excess to drip off. Return to waxed paper-lined
pans. Sprinkle with jimmies. Chill until firm. Store in
an airtight container in the refrigerator.




30 comments:

  1. I think I need a box of these :) YUM!

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  2. Love them! and to have a friend like YOU!... mine count on ME to make stuff. :-)

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  3. Oh, very yummy! I have to say. I am a sarcastic, caffiene loving, target addict myself. I think we will get along well!!

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  4. Those are gorgeous! I bet your friends were thrilled

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  5. Oh....those sound and look delicious! You have very lucky friends!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. Ohh yum, Val- they look just delicious and they are so pretty too!

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  7. Delish....I was just at a cookie exchange yesterday so I am good for now....but I do love coconut!

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  8. Those are adorable, a great gift for sure. I love the decoration on top

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  9. Those look super yummy. I love coconut. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  10. Not only do they look yummy they look amazing!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment, and you beautiful can say hello to your newest follower ;)

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  11. Yummy and beautiful? A perfect gift! I hope you are staying warm and dry!! Xo

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  12. These are lovely ~ Wish i had a few right about now ;).

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  13. These look awesome! I love that you don't really need to cook or bake anything. Just a little nuke-ing of the chocolate in the microwave. I bet all your friends were super delighted to received boxes of these beautiful bon bons.

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  14. so pretty and scrumptious! awesome gift:)

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  15. Well these are just perfect to eat while watching Christmas movies with my kids! :)

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  16. these look yummy! your blog is lovely! susan

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  17. So pretty and yummy! I love the little cups you found. Makes a wonderful gift!

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  18. Oooooh - those look YUMMY! And I can make them without an oven!!! Is the coconut unsweetened like from the health food store or is it sweetened like from the grocery store?

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  19. Oh my goodness...these need to be in my belly soon! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

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  20. how gorgeous, i love the coconut, delicious!

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  21. Cutee! They kinda look like truffles. I've been dying to make candy forever. It looks amazing!

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  22. These look YUMMMMMMY! And they don't seem too difficult to make either - I'm hoping to give them a try!

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  23. Oh, these look so good! Are you enjoying the rain as much as we are? XOXO new follower by way of Ashley + three

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  24. If they taste as good as they look, they would be amazing. I will have to try them.

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  25. I'm thrilled you all like them...Joey, I used sweetened from the grocery store but I think unsweetened would work too. = ))

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  26. :::drooling:::

    Coconut & chocolate are SO good together so I KNOW these are amazing!

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  27. On my list! This looks like a great combination!

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  28. These look fantastic!! Love your blog-have really enjoyed looking through it!

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