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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • CHOCOLATE COATING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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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