I remember the first time I had these, I was so excited about them. This comes from a recipe a friend shared with me. The concept is easy, the middle is half powdered sugar and half shredded coconut. Then to make those two ingredients stick together, you just add some mashed potatoes. That's right! Potato is the secret ingredient to these tasty treats.
I brought these to a potluck once where people either brought a potato dish or they brought cookies. It was not coordinated for that to happen, it just did. I was amused since my dish was a little of both.
These can be made like a "mounds" variety without almonds, or almonds can be added in. I brought these to work and didn't want to spend the extra money on almonds, but I do prefer them added. Everyone will love these!
3 cups Powdered Sugar
3 cups Shredded Coconut, unsweetened
6-8 Tb Mashed Potatoes
1 cup Almonds (optional)
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Soymilk
1 Tb Margarine
Mix together the powdered sugar and coconut. Add in the mashed potato until these two ingredients stick together but are not too sticky. This is when you would add the almonds if you choose to do so. Form this into about 40 one inch balls and refrigerate 20 minutes.
To prepare the chocolate outside coating, place the soymilk and margarine in a saucepan and turn heat to low. Once margarine starts to melt, add in the chocolate chips. Stir until everything is melted and smooth.
Dip the balls into the chocolate coating and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the treats in the refrigerator at least an hour to harden. Enjoy!