* I have used both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips on these (Milk chocolate is preferred). You can opt for much less temperamental and easier chocolate, like – flavored almond bark, or your favorite melting chocolate – Wilton makes dark, or light chocolate melts that melt just as easily as the bark
*Milk chocolate will continue to be set up for up to a couple of days. Just remember, it’s natural for milk chocolate to melt a little from the heat of your fingers.
*Shredded coconut flakes, when first opened are moist. After they’ve been opened and have been on the shelf for a while, they tend to lose moisture. If you don’t have a new bag, your coconut is dry and the mixture won’t pack because if the lack of moisture – then simply adjust the moisture in the recipe by adding more condensed milk until the mixture will pack nicely and hold its shape