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Coconut Pecan Balls

 Coconut Pecan Balls
I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law, who makes lots of goodies. Everyone who has ever tried them has liked them very much.
60-72 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • Place crumbs, coconut and pecans in a large bowl; set aside. In a
  • small saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter; add to bowl and mix
  • well. Roll into 1/2-in. balls. Melt chocolate chips and shortening
  • in a heavy saucepan. Dip balls in melted chocolate and place on
  • waxed paper to cool. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.