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Coconut Snowman

 Coconut Snowman
My mom made her basic coconut candy recipe for years, but I took it a step further and created jolly snowman heads. These cute little characters are worth the extra effort because they're always a big hit! -Donell Mayfield Rio Rancho, Minnesota
48 ServingsPrep: 4 hours + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flaked coconut, coarsely chopped
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 2 packages (11-1/2 ounces each) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • Black, orange and red decorator icing
  • Green leaf-shaped decorator candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar, milk and
  • butter. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined
  • baking sheets. Loosely cover and chill for 1-1/4 hours or until
  • firm.
  • In a microwave, melt white or vanilla chips at 70% power for 1
  • minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals,
  • stirring until smooth.
  • Dip balls in melted chips; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Set aside remaining melted
  • vanilla chips.
  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chips on high for about 1 minute;
  • stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring
  • until smooth.

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Coconut Snowman (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For hats, dip each marshmallow in chocolate; place on a waxed
  • paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess to drip down. Swirl the
  • marshmallows in chocolate on waxed paper to create hat brims. Chill
  • until firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Level the top of coated coconut balls. Attach marshmallows hats,
  • using reserved melted vanilla chips. With black icing, add eyes and
  • a mouth to each face; with orange icing, add a nose. Use red icing
  • and leaf candies for holly on hats. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 181 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.