Sunday, March 24, 2013

Coconut BonBons

Coconut BonBons are easy to make, but it is a 2 day process.  Once you eat these you won't want to ever buy another Almond Joy or Mounds bar.  You can make these very pretty if you take the time,  I don't worry so much about looks as I do taste, and I promise you, these are yummy!!

You will need:
1 14oz bag of flaked coconut
3 cups of confectioner’s sugar (more or less)
½ cup of corn syrup
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 2oz package of sliced almonds (crushed)
3 tbsp of butter (not margarine)
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
Vanilla Almond Bark
1/3 block of canning wax (Optional)
Food Coloring (Optional)

Melt your butter and stir in the vanilla.  Add Coconut, Sugar, Syrup, and Milk.  Mix well with a spoon. 

Crush your almonds while in the bag and fold them into the coconut mixture.

Let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Roll into one inch balls and put back in the refrigerator and leave overnight.

You could speed this up by putting in the freezer until firm, but I haven't tried that. 


Day 2
In a double boiler, melt your wax.   Add ½ package of Almond bark and melt until smooth.  I do 1/2 package at a time so I can do 2 colors.

Stir in food coloring.

Use toothpicks and dip the balls into the melted candy.   Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
 Let cool and Enjoy!
Variations:  Shape the ball into an oval shape and press two almonds down into the top.  Use tongs and dip in the melted chocolate.  Cool on wax paper..No Almond Joy you buy in a store will taste as good!! 



  1. Why do you use wax? This sounds like something my parents would like, but i was wondering why you need the wax. Does it just make it harder?

  2. Langela, the wax just helps the almond bark to be a little thinner and smoother. It gives a little shine to the finished candy. You don't have to use it. Some people even use a little vegetable oil to get the same effect. You can just dip them in any kind of chocoate that you prefer without using anything added to it.