Almond Chocolate Balls

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Servings: 75 to 100 balls
Prep Time: 3 hours 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar parrafin wax(commonly used in jams and jellies)
1 1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
1   14-ounce package shredded coconut
1   14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2   16-ounce boxes confectioners’ sugar


Cream together sugar and butter in a bowl; add milk.  Stir in almond, coconut, and nuts; mix well.  Form candy into 1-inch balls.  Place on waxed paper and refrigerate at least 3 hours.  Melt chocolate in top of double boiler, stirring well. Add 1/2 bar of parrafin wax. This will help the chocolate stick to the balls. Remove from heat but allow chocolate to remain over hot water.  (If chocolate becomes too thick, return to heat for a minute or so to thin).  With a toothpick, dip each ball in chocolate and place on waxed paper until set.

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Reader Comments:


I just made this and it is so thin I cannot make balls. I added about another lb of confectioners sugar and it's still not firm enough to make balls. I checked and re-checked the recipe and can see nothing I did wrong. 1 stick butter softened- check 2 lbs confectioners sugar- check 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk- check almond extract 1 tsp- check 1 1/2 cup chopped almonds- check 14 oz shredded coconut -check I finally just stuck the whole bowl in the fridge. I'll try to make balls again in about an hour.

By Tami on December 23, 2011


My daughter-in-law sent me some of the almond chocolate balls and they were delicious. I came to the website to get the recipe but was disappinted to find there was not nutrition information. Is that kind of information available for your recipes? Thanks!

By Ruth Dentry on January 13, 2011


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By Anonymous on November 04, 2010


Awesome recipe and a big hit at parties, everyone keeps asking for more!

By Anonymous on August 17, 2010


DIVINE! I make these at Christmas and give out as gifts. One person said they are "definitely a gourmet candy"! I agree!!! This is the BEST candy ever!!

By Anonymous on March 04, 2010


I made this a couple of years ago and since then it's become a must-have favorite!

By Anonymous on February 18, 2010


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