Monday, May 5, 2014

Anna Sultana’s Coconut Almond Snacks

No time left to make Alfajores.
No problem.
Ma’s Coconut Almond Snacks will do quite well.

Hint:

You can also melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at half power for about a minute, stirring every 20 seconds.


                              Coconut Almond Snacks

Preheat the over to 400º F. 
Spread over a baking sheet
3/4 Cup raw almonds
Bake for about 4 minutes. 
Let them cool.
Chop them finely.

In a mixing bowl place
2 Cups shredded unsweetened coconut
Add
6 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix well.
Add the toasted, chopped almonds and mix well.
Form the coconut mixture into small balls.
Chill 20 minutes.

Place in a small pot
1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Stirring constantly, melt the chips over low heat.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the chilled balls.
Keep the snacks in a covered container in the fridge until ready to serve.

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