The Chocolate Coconut balls are our most loved no-bake Christmas treats. They are sweet and moist with a coconut centerthat is covered by a chocolaty coating, made with only 5 ingredients! They are easy to make and are always very popular with everyone.
Chocolate Coconut Balls
In this recipe, you’ll need to use dessicated coconut. This is a different thing than shredded coconut, it’s finely chopped coconut that isn’t sweetened. If you don’t have this, then go to regular coconut. That’s OKAY. I personally would crush the coconut in blender for a few times and then I’m very particular about the texture. Also, we will show you how you can cut down on the sugar in order to create healthier versions of these tasty coconut balls.
How To Make Coconut Balls
This recipe was one my grandmother would cook every during the holiday season. She was a lover of coconut and used it to bake every day, but especially during the Holidays. The Chocolate Coconut balls are baked-in-one-pot. All you have just melt down a little bit of chocolate. It’s as difficult as baking can get in this delicious recipe. Although this recipe is simple however, it requires some patience when you dip each of the balls in chocolate. But it’s worth it and I promise!
You will require the following ingredients:
1 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon sweetened condensed dairy
2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening
A large mixing bowl, mix confectioners sugar with coconut , and condensed milk.
Make 1-inch balls and then place on the pan that is covered with wax paper. Place in refrigerator until firm.
In the microwave-safe glass bowl melting the chips of chocolate in a glass bowl using shortening. Remove to stir the mixture once or twice until it is smooth.
Dip each ball in the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to run off. The chocolate balls should be placed on the paper covered with wax to set. Keep them in the fridge.
Serving: 30g | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Tips and Tricks
We are awestruck by this chocolate dip tool in recipes such as this, which helps so much.
Incorporate an almond into the middle. It will taste exactly similar to it’s Almond Joy Bar!
You can also add chopped almonds into the coconut mixture.