Almond Joy Balls

138It’s been a busy season….not a lot of recipes coming from my kitchen, but here are a few I did when I took the day off from work to make Christmas candy.

Ingredients:

2 cups almonds, Chopped or pulverized!

3 cups powdered sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1  14 oz. bag flaked coconut, sweetened

1  14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup butter

dipping cocolate

Instructions:

In a large bowl, mix nuts (I pulverized mine in the food processor), coconut, powdered sugar and salt.

Add melted butter, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes.  Use teaspoon size portion of mixture and roll into balls.

Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Heat dipping chocolate.

Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Place chocolate coated balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Place finished balls in the refrigerator until well chilled. Store at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, coconut balls can be frozen in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

 

Enjoy & Merry CHRISTmas!

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