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Coconut Bonbons

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Coconut BonBons

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2012-12-09 Other
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Mashed potatoes are the secret ingredient for this creamy coconut candy that tastes like a famous candy bar!

Ingredients:

¾ cup Mashed Potatoes
4 cups Powdered Sugar
4 cups Coconut, flaked
12 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips
½ a Cake of Parafin Wax*, optional

Directions:

Mix together potatoes, sugar and coconut. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 an hour. Shape into 1" balls and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Freeze for 1/2 an hour. Melt chocolate and wax in double boiler. (If you opt not to use the wax, I would add 2 Tablespoons of veg oil to the chocolate for smoother melting and dipping.) Dip balls and place back on waxed paper. Allow to dry until chocolate is firm. Store in cool place; they freeze really well.

Helpful Tips:

*parafin wax - you can use this if you want, it provides a nicer, more glossy texture on the bonbon, and the candy doesn't melt as quickly in your fingers --- but you really don't need it. This coconut bonbon has been handed down for generations in my family. As a favorite of mine, I'd ask my grandma for it as a gift for Christmas when I was a child.