Super sweet, extra delicious coconut candy topped with chocolate. Plus it's so easy to make! Who can resist?
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Stir until combined. Add:
3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
Stir until thoroughly incorporated. It should stick together when squeezed in your hands. If it is powdery and dry, add a tiny bit of water (1 tsp at a time) until it just sticks together. Don't get it too wet!
Prepare a pan: 8x8 up to 9x 13. The smaller size will make thicker squares (about 1 inch thick). It's up to you. Grease it well, and line the bottom with parchment paper. The paper needs to extend up over the sides to make a handle (very important!). Wax paper can also work here.
Press the coconut mixture into the prepared pan. Firmly press it in!
Put it in the fridge for an hour to set.
Next, remove from the fridge and slice into squares (any size you want, I made mine just over an inch across).
In the microwave or in a double broiler, combine and melt:
1/2 cup chocolate (whichever kind you like best: dark, milk, semi sweet, white)
3/4 tsp coconut oil
Spoon the melted chocolate onto the tops of the squares and brush around. If any of them break as you handle them, you can "glue" them back together with chocolate.
Top with sprinkles, if you like that sort of thing.
Refrigerate or freeze at least one hour before serving. They can be stored in the fridge or freezer (no need to thaw before eating).