Servings: 15 - 20 balls depending on the size of each
1 tin sweetened condensed milk or (1 cup homemade sweetened condensed milk )
2 1/2 cups coconut flakes (keep 1/2 cup for rolling)
1. In a pan over low heat add the sweetened condensed milk and 2 cups of coconut.
2. Mix well and cook until the mixture becomes quite thick and begins to form into a ball. This may take anywhere from 6 to 10 minutes, as it depends on the temperature you are using as well as the type of pan. Test to see if mixture is ready by using a spatula. If the mixture sticks to the spatula and you are finding it difficult to stir than it is done.
3. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Shape into balls and then roll in coconut. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
* If mixture is so sticky that shaping balls is difficult coat palms with butter.
*If mixture is not sticky enough return to the pan and cook a little longer.