Coconut Joys Recipe
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Coconut Joys Recipe

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If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They’re cute as can be and would make a great after-school snack to keep in the fridge. Flo Burtnett - North Gage, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 101 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar and butter. Form into 1-in. balls.
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Fill with chocolate. Sprinkle with pecans. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until chocolate is firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Joys in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p16

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"I needed cookie recipes with no eggs-grandson is highly allergic; this came up on first search. I doubled the pecans and chopped in food processor then blended into cookies. My family loved this special treat on Christmas Day."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Excellent recipe, although we did take some liberties with the recipe. For the chocolate we just pushed a chocolate chip into the center of each candy and omitted the nuts. I will never buy another Mounds candy bar again. These just explode with flavor in your mouth. They are best if you let them come to room temperature before eating."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Very good, Very rich! A little greasy, we will see how they are after they set. I doubled the recipe and it made 24. I used sliced almonds instead of pecans and semi-sweet choc chips for the chocolate. Very fast and easy!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"So easy! everyone raved over it at church. The only draw back was it made so little I quadrupled it. I also changed the pecans for almonds because I like almond joy and that is what it tasted like. But the possibilities are many."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"This is a great, quick, yummy recipe! I knew when I saw it I would have to try it. I really like Almond Joys, so I just pressed 1 or 2 whole almonds on top and swirled a bit of chocolate on top. It is so nice that these are so simple to make and needs only a few ingredients. This will be a keeper for sure!"

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