Idle Isles Candy


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pound high quality chocolate (I love Guittard or Ghiradelli)
  • 1 pound roasted, salted almonds, finely chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the butter, condensed milk, vanilla, powder sugar. Mix until smooth and well combined (I use my hand mixer). Refrigerate until firm enough to handle, 30-40 minutes. (The filling won't get very firm, but will be firm enough to roll into balls)
  2. Roll the dough into small balls, using about 1 teaspoon of filling. Place on a lined cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  3. Melt chocolate in microwave on 50% power, in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth.
  4. Place chopped almonds in a shallow dish.
  5. Dip frozen balls in chocolate, then roll in almonds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm. Store in the fridge or freezer*.

Recipe Notes

*I prefer to keep these stored in the freezer, just because I like the filling to be extra cold and firm, but they are still delicious stored in the refrigerator.


I usually just use chocolate chips when making these. Guittard or Ghiradelli are my favorites.