Coconut Chocolate Creams Recipe

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Coconut Chocolate Creams Recipe
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Coconut Chocolate Creams Recipe

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My mom gave me the recipe for these tempting truffle-like candies. They make any occasion special for my family. I love to impress dinner guests by setting out a pretty plate of these treats at the end of the meal.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Directions

Place coconut in a blender; cover and process until finely chopped. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and milk; stir until smooth. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, 1-1/4 cups coconut, pecans and cherries. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Set remaining coconut aside.
Shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in reserved coconut. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Chocolate Creams in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p38

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 205 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  1. Place coconut in a blender; cover and process until finely chopped. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and milk; stir until smooth. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, 1-1/4 cups coconut, pecans and cherries. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Set remaining coconut aside.
  2. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in reserved coconut. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Chocolate Creams in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p38

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shezachef User ID: 1977463 86706
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Although they tasted pretty good, the candy was so sticky and moist, even after hours of refrigeration. I tried rolling them in coconut but they were so soft they just squished. I tried dipping them in chocolate so the filling could be contained, they did ok that way, but honestly, the candy is so hard to work with that I wouldn't make them again. They didn't taste bad though."

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