This candy brings back many memories of years gone by. I was chatting with my friend last week and I know her Mom and mine made them every Christmas. I really enjoyed eating this candy together with peanuts..I would eat a few shelled peanuts and then I would take a bite of the candy. Candy was a special treat and so I tried to make it last as long as I could.
My Mom did not dip them in chocolate, just rolled them in coconut. I couldn't find her recipe so did the best of what I remembered and with the help of my friend I must say this candy tastes like I remembered. The extra dark chocolate coating helps balance the sweetness of the candy. I used potato flakes but I know my Mom did not have those around, she used regular mashed potatoes.
- 1/2 cup potato flakes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3 cups coconut, flaked
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 ounces semi sweet dark chocolate, chopped..(I used extra dark)
- Mix potato flakes, milk, icing sugar, coconut, and vanilla until well combined.
- Roll into balls approx 3/4" in diameter, it will be sticky so you have to press and roll the dough in your hands as you form the balls. Place on cookie sheet and refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour.
- Melt chocolate. Dip rolled candy balls in the chocolate, using a fork to push the balls around in the chocolate to coat all around.
- Place on a parchment lined pan and put in refrigerator to firm up.
- Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool place.
- Yields: 30