Who’s Ready for Coconut Balls?

If you have never eaten one of my Mom’s coconut balls.  Well you have not lived.  Well you may have lived, but you are missing out on one of the best holiday treats ever! i mean ever!! These are one of the best things that could possibly be made during Christmas.

My family will hurt each other over the last or first of these candies. They are that good.  I know that I am late getting this recipe on here, but go ahead and make them now. They freeze amazingly well. Make a batch, freeze them, and then slowly devour them one by one over the next few months. You will thank me. Your hips well they may not thank me, but your tastebuds will relish every single bite!!

Mom's Outstanding Coconut Balls


  • 1 bag powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 ounces coconut
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 pound chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ large packages chocolate chips-semi sweet
  • 1 block block of parafin-candy wax
1.Melt butter and pour into a mixer. Add 1/2 bag of the sugar. Add milk and rest of the sugar. Add nuts, coconut, and vanilla. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight.
2.In a double broiler melt chocolate chips and wax. Shape nut mixture into balls. Using a fork or toothpick dip into the chocolate mixture and place on waxed papers. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.


original recipe calls for 2 boxes of powdered sugar. Each box is 3 3/4 cups or 16 oz. Also one block of wax will melt and you will need a lot of chips to make it not so runny. I used one block, but I also used one large bag of semi sweet and 1 large bag of dark chocolate.  Loved the dark chocolate with the coconut.

Also this makes a lot. I mean a lot. When you bring it out of the fridge they will be cold and stiff and roll into nice balls that will not be melted by the warm chocolate. As the mix comes to room temperature it will become harder to dip. I place them back into the fridge and go back later or the next day to finish. I added sprinkles to the tops so that the toothpick hole was hidden.  Much easier than drizzling with chocolate.