Coconut Almond Bon-Bons


  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups non-fat powdered milk
  • 2 ½ cups grated sweetened coconut, divided
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon milk
  • 35 to 40 whole almonds


  1. Over medium heat, in a small sauce pan, heat the sugar and the water until the mixture boils. Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter, powdered milk, 1 ½ cups of coconut, and ½ teaspoon of milk to the sugar mixture. Mix well, until fully blended. (The mixture should be dense, but if it seems too dense to mix, add the extra ½ teaspoon milk.)
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Form the mixture into small balls, placing an almond in the center of each one. Roll the balls in the remaining grated coconut. Keep refrigerated.

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