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Coconut Chocolate Creams

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
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 205 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • shezachef
    Dec 15, 2011

    Although they tasted pretty good, the candy was so sticky and moist, even after hours of refrigeration. I tried rolling them in coconut but they were so soft they just squished. I tried dipping them in chocolate so the filling could be contained, they did ok that way, but honestly, the candy is so hard to work with that I wouldn't make them again. They didn't taste bad though.