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Mounds Balls

I make these bite-sized treats as gifts for friends—and I get lots of thank-you notes in return. The mailman doesn't mind delivering them, though. He gets a box of candy, too! We have three generations of family working together on our dairy farm in the "thumb" of Michigan. Everyone agrees these milky morsels promote our product deliciously. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen candies


  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 -inch x 1-inch x 1/2-inch piece paraffin wax
  • Round wooden toothpicks
  • Styrofoam sheets


  • In bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add coconut, milk, walnuts and vanilla; stir until blended. Chill until slightly firm; roll into walnut-sized balls. Insert a toothpick in each ball. Place balls on baking sheets; freeze. In double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, chocolate squares and paraffin wax. Keep warm over hot water. Using picks as handles, dip frozen balls into chocolate mixture; stick picks upright into was paper-covered Styrofoam sheet. Chill until firm. Remove picks and package candy in individual paper liners. (May also be frozen.)
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 111 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • debbiedesigns
    Dec 16, 2019

    Love these! I spread the coconut filling in a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper, and I cut into bars after it's cold and dip the bars in chocolate instead of having to roll out all of those balls by hand. It's way faster. . .

  • ritamcdonald
    Sep 15, 2017

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  • georgiaharrison
    Dec 24, 2014

    Made these last yr they were great thanks for sharing

    Dec 15, 2013

    I just made this today. They look great and taste great! I got 45 balls out of the recipe! I'm going to drizzle white chocolate over the top yet to make them look extra special.

  • thecreativebaker
    Nov 1, 2013

    I am a volunteer TOH field editor and make these candies every year for Christmas! My husband and I team up to make them and they are finished in no time! They truly deserve the 5 star rating!

  • QueenBee1
    Dec 26, 2011

    Our supper club got together to make these. They were simple and fun to make, as well as to eat, especially when you accompany it with a glass of chocolate flavored red wine! Add an almond and it tastes remarkably like an Almond Joy

  • woodironman
    Dec 11, 2011

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  • debrn2010
    Nov 24, 2011

    I made this candy for a sale we had recently. It's the best. Sold every piece I made and recieved several orders for Thanksgiving. I think this is one of the best candies I have made so far, and am planning to make plenty more of it. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  • spike41
    Feb 9, 2011

    One of the best candy recipes I've ever tried. I've been making candy for over 45 years. This is by far the BEST. And it makes a Perfect gift for any occassion.

  • Isolda
    Jan 25, 2010

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