coconut balls

Coconut Balls

1/2 pound butter
1 pound confectioners’ sugar
1 pound flaked coconut
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped walnuts (or replace with more coconut)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coating
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Cream together butter and sugar. Add coconut, milk, walnuts and vanilla extract. Chill until slightly firm.

Roll into walnut size balls. Insert wooden pick in each ball, and place in freezer on cookie sheets. Freeze until frozen solid.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave for about 1 minute.

Using wooden picks as handles, dip frozen balls into chocolate and place on wax paper lined cookie sheets. Chill until firm.

Makes about 7 dozen.