chocolate coconut ballsCHOCOLATE COCONUT BALLS

2 3/4 cup crushed vanilla shortbread cookies, 1 stick butter, melted, 3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice and 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut and 1 cup melted dark chocolate

It doesn’t get much easier than this and they taste good too!  Pour the powdered sugar onto a plate, set aside. Pour the juice in a bowl, set aside.  Dump the coconut flakes onto a plate, set aside, 5 (1-oz.) bars of dark chocolate, melt, set aside.

Get out a bowl, add the cookies, butter, and pecans, mix well.  Scoop out a tablespoon of the cookie mixture, with your hands shape the mixture into a ball.   Roll the balls in the powdered sugar, then dip in the orange juice the fully cover the balls in coconut.  Put the balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  Remove from the refrigerator roll the balls in the melted chocolate, return to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or until the chocolate sits then serve.

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