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Coconut Chocolate Delights Recipe

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I enjoy cooking and experimenting with recipes. My husband and friends really enjoy this coconut candy, which resembles a popular candy bar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
MAKES:41 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
MAKES: 41 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

2 each equals 224 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in cookie crumbs. Add the coconut, almonds and vanilla; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave on high until melted, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth. Dip balls into melted chocolate; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Chocolate Delights in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p66

Nutritional Facts

2 each equals 224 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

Delicious, and fun for my granddaughter to make with me. We melted some white chocolate chips in a small ziploc bag, clipped the corner, and drizzled over the balls, really fancy presentation!

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