This recipe was handed down from my husband’s grandmother. She recently passed away. Thank you for so many years of yummy naturally gluten free foods Liz!
Coconut Bon Bons
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk (fat free will work just as well)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1-14 oz bag of coconut (roughly 5 cups)
Mix all the ingredients in a large mixer. It is quite thick but you can attempt it by hand. Let the mix chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Form into ball based on the size you desire. Chill again for 1 hour.
- 1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips (my husband loves these with white chocolate also)
- 1 tbl shortening
Melt in the microwave starting at 1 minute. If still not melted at 30 second intervals. You can also melt using a double boiler if you prefer.
Place a toothpick into the solid coconut balls and dip them into the melted chocolate. Then place them on a sheet of waxed paper and let them sit until the chocolate is solid. This won’t take long. Store in an airtight container in a cool area or the fridge. Don’t make these too early as the insides will dry out.
*I have also taken the easy way out on occasions and placed my fillings inside a mini muffin wrapper and placed in a mini muffin pan. Then pour just a little chocolate on top. You can even add an almond if you wish. They will taste just like an almond joy. Enjoy!