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Coconut Surprise Candy

What's the secret ingredient in these dipped balls? Mashed potatoes! The spuds create the creamy texture, while coconut and chocolate chips figure big in the flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup mashed potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine coconut, sugar and mashed potatoes; mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip the balls into chocolate and then walnuts if desired. Return to waxed paper until chocolate is set.
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