Almond Joy Candies

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26 balls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line two large cookie sheets with wax paper.
  2. Set large wire cooling rack on paper; set aside.
  3. Place coconut in large bowl; set aside.
  4. Place corn syrup in a 1-cup glass measure.
  5. Microwave on HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until syrup boils.
  6. Immediately pour over coconut.
  7. Work warm syrup into coconut using the back of a wooden spoon until coconut is thoroughly coated.
  8. This takes a little time, and yes, there is enough syrup.
  9. Using 1 level measuring tablespoon of coconut, shape into a ball.
  10. Place on wire racks.
  11. Let dry 10 minutes.
  12. Re-roll coconut balls so there are no loose ends of coconut sticking up.
  13. Place milk chocolate and shortening in a 4-cup glass measure or 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe bowl.
  14. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture can be stirred smooth and is glossy; stirring once or twice.
  15. Working quickly, spoon chocolate over each coconut ball, making sure to coat.
  16. While chocolate coating is still soft, lightly press whole almond on top of each.
  17. Let stand to set or place in refrigerator.
  18. Store in a single layer in airtight container.

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