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Coconut Peaks

I found this gem on a slip of paper in a cookbook I got at a yard sale. The candies get great flavor from browned butter. I've received many requests for this recipe over the years.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a large saucepan, cook butter over medium-low heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the coconut, sugar and cream.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until easy to handle, about 25 minutes.
  • Roll mixture into balls, then shape each into a cone. Return to baking sheet; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip bottoms of cones into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 205 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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