Kudos to friend and fellow sweet-tooth Rebecca Yeates for this gorgeous and super yummy confection! Unfortunately I don't have a picture. I had them at a party (without my camera) and therefore know they're good, but just picture a one-almond bite-size Almond Joy and you've got it.
2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 T butter, softened
25 raw whole almonds
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 T shortening
1. Cream together the coconut, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk and butter until well combined. Form into balls and press one whole almond into each ball.
2. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening carefully, stirring until smooth. Either drizzle over coconut bites or dip them. To dip, break the middle two prongs off of a plastic fork so there are only the outer two prongs. Place a candy on the fork and dip into the chocolate, using a spoon to cover completely. Place on wax paper to set.
Makes about 25 bites