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Date-Pecan Coconut Candy
This fuss-free recipe has been in our family for years. A batch of these chocolate-covered balls always brings back wonderful holiday memories.
Prep: 1 hour
1 pound pitted dates, chopped
2 cups chopped pecans
1 package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows
6 cups flaked coconut
3 packages (12 ounces
) semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
In a large bowl, combine the dates, pecans, marshmallows and coconut.
In a blender or food processor, process date mixture in batches.
Shape into 1-in. balls.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir
until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off.
Place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: about 6 dozen.
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