These are great. They taste just like a Mounds or Almond Joy. I made half of mine without almonds. I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. Another poster mentioned needing to add coconut extract, but I thought this was plenty coconutty without it. It's hard to form the coconut into balls the first time (I did pulse the flakes in my food processor a few times before mixing them in just to make the pieces smaller and less likely to stick out). I sprayed my hands with Pam and that helped a little, but I worried that these would be a disaster. The second rolling is key. They were much tighter, well-formed balls after that. I rolled them in the chocolate, but I recommend just putting them on wax paper instead of putting them on cooling racks. The chocolate solidified around the wires and made the coconut balls hard to remove. EDITED TO ADD: Wow. I made these again today and it was a disaster. I did everything exactly as I had before, just as the recipe said. The balls would not stay together even after a third roll. No room in the freezer to firm them up. Once I got the chocolate on them they were still falling apart. They look terrible and I will not be putting these out for holiday guests. : ( Bummer! I don't know what happened.
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These are great. They taste just like a Mounds or Almond Joy. I made half of mine without...