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Coconut Joys Recipe

Coconut Joys Recipe

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 YIELD:18 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 261673
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"I rolled them into about 24 balls and dipped them in dark chocolate. No nuts this time. We really like them!"

dledford210 User ID: 6036806 113281
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."

Troyellen User ID: 5723051 69413
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."

1FarmGirl User ID: 6214326 134866
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!"

Mrs. Raz User ID: 5543585 54218
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."

bylaw User ID: 797340 139467
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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