Loretta’s Chocolate Bon-Bons

(As mentioned in the story “Good Things Come in Small Packages” in LeAnn’s book, Christmas in Dairyland.)

– 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
– 1 stick butter
– 2 pounds powdered sugar
– 1 can sweetened condensed milk
– 2 cups chopped nuts
– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
– 1 large package chocolate chips
– 2/3 bar paraffin
(Instead of chocolate chips and paraffin, the coconut balls can be dipped in melted chocolate almond bark.)

Mix coconut, butter, powdered sugar, condensed milk, nuts and vanilla. Roll into small balls. Chill in refrigerator for several hours or in the freezer for one hour. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in a double boiler (or in a clean coffee can set on canning jar rings in a pan of water). Using a toothpick, dip the chilled coconut balls into the chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper until set.

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