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Coconut Chocolate Creams Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Creams Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings

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

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.