Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

 

I've been holding out on you. This recipe is leftover in my files from Easter. I can't believe I haven't gotten around to posting it until now. If you like Mounds bars, you'll love these bites. Not only are they easy to make, but they are a huge hit with a crowd! I ate a few more than I'd like to admit, but there were plenty to go around for all of my guests. Next time, I might add an almond to the center of these to mimic that of an Almond Joy bar. That would be delicious! 

 

4 cups Shredded Coconut (I used sweetened, but unsweetened is fine, too)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
12 ounces Dark Chocolate, chopped (I used dark chocolate chips)
Sea Salt, optional

 

Mix the coconut and condensed milk in a large bowl until a sticky paste is formed. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls (you should be able to make about 36) and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, melth the chocolate. You can either do this in a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, or in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each. Using 2 forks, dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate, rolling to cover evenly. Place them back on the parchment lined baking sheet and top with a pinch of sea salt, if desired. Repeat with the rest of the coconut balls. Allow the chocolate to set, either at room temperature or in the fridge. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

SOURCE: Port and Fin