This is one of my family's recipes. I think its one of the greatest, but I'll let you decide when we're done. The recipe has been in our family for at least 40 years. My mom passed it down to me after learning it from my grandma. It's easy and tastes wonderful. On top of that, you may pick up some chocolate dipping tips.
Factoid: The first Mounds Bars were sold in 1920 for 5 cents a piece, then packages as 2 for still only 5 cents.
Gotta love Wikipedia!!
We all know that person in our neighborhood, apartment building or family who bakes and makes candies during the holidays. If that's you, then this will be a piece of cake... or candy in this case. If your the person who watches in amazement, well here's your chance to wow your friends and family.
Caution: This recipe contains nuts, pecans actually!
Another Caution: this recipe makes a gazillion!
P.S. This is my first Instructable so be constructive and nice.
Step 1: Our Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you need to make these wonderful little candies.
A blender or food processor to chop the pecans.
Double broiler or microwave safe dish to melt chocolate.
Sharp knife, spatula, and a good strong spoon.
Cooling rack, helpful but optional.
For those who know a bit about cooking, I'll let you cheat. Here's the recipe.
(Don't worry if this is meaningless to you, I'm going to walk you through this.)
Mix in a large bowl:
3 cups finely chopped pecans
1 pound sweetened coconut
1 box (1 pound) powdered sugar (4x or 10x, doesn't matter)
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (has to be Eagle Brand!)
Mix well. Form into logs to cut or roll into ball to dip.
Melt 12 oz chocolate chips in a double broiler. Dip pieces and cool on wax paper.
You can use different types of chocolate and add paraffin.
There's the basic recipe.
Now for anyone who's eyes glazed over at that part, on to the finer points...