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Submitted by:  Diane


  Prep Time: approx. 2 Hours
Cook Time: approx. 20 Minutes

" This recipe was made by my mother  around Christmas time. Now, I carry on the tradition of this sweet confection.  "
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

In large bowl, combine margarine, confectioners' sugar, condensed milk, coconut, chopped walnuts and vanilla. Stir well. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until mixture has thickened enough to roll into balls. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place close together, but not touching, on cookie sheets. Freeze until hard.


While bonbons are freezing, line a cookie sheet or flat surface with waxed paper. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler, over, not in, simmering water. Stir until melted. Using a toothpick or a fork, dip each bonbon in the melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper to dry. When chocolate has hardened, store bonbons in plastic bag in the freezer.

Makes 150 bonbons


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 75
amount per serving
Calories 145  
Protein 1g
Total Fat 8g
Sodium 37mg
Cholesterol 2mg
Carbohydrates 19g
Fiber 1g