Crusty Crud

You’ll Need:

Makes about 5 dozen cruddy treats.

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
5 1/3 cups flaked coconut (about 14 ounces)
1 large box lime gelatin
1 cup ground, blanched almonds
1 teaspoon almond extract

Procedures : In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, 1/3 cup of the unprepared gelatin, almonds and almond extract. Mix well with a large mixing spoon or rubber spatula. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for about an hour or until mixture is firm enough to mold with your hands.

Scoop by 1/2 teaspoonsful and shape into various-size balls. Place them on a baking sheet which has been lined with a sheet of wax paper. Make sure they are all slightly different.

Place a second sheet of wax paper on work surface and pour remaining unprepared (dry) gelatin onto the center of the wax paper. Roll each ball in gelatin to coat well and create a thin outer layer. Place back on the baking sheet. Return balls to the refrigerator for an hour before serving, and store any extras in the refrigerator

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