Monday, November 02, 2009

Aunt Bess" Coconut Balls

This recipe was give to our family in the early 60's. Great-Aunt Bess was my Grandmother's older sister. She was a very outspoken woman. She would tell you exactly what she was thinking whether you wanted to listen or not. She got this recipe when she worked in a small candy shop in Los Angeles, CA. This recipe has become a Christmas tradition throughout the years.

Aunt Bess' Coconut Balls

1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup butter or margarine
2 - 14 ounce packages coconut
2 pounds powdered sugar

In a very large bowl, mix above ingredients with hands. Roll into balls, about 1-inch diameter. Chill for 20-30 minutes.

1/4 pound paraffin***
2 - 14 ounce packages chocolate chips

Put above ingredients in double boiler and melt.

Take balls and put on toothpicks**** and twirl in chocolate mixture. Cool.

***I use melted chocolate candy coating to dip balls into instead of paraffin and chocolate chips.

****I take a plastic fork and break off the 2 center tines and use as a dipping fork.

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