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Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls

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EAGLE BRAND(R)

Chocolate covered candies are filled with chewy coconut centers. Great for a holiday project with the kids.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In large bowl, stir together EAGLE BRAND(R) coconut, pecans, bread crumbs and mini chocolate chips; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Shape mixture with lightly greased hands into 1-inch balls. (Mixture will be moist.) Place on wax paper; cover with wax paper and let stand 8 hours.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a large saucepan. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly over coconut balls covering top and sides completely and allowing excess to drip. Place on wax paper and chill until firm. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
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SEWVERYTALL
8
12/30/2006

I chopped the coconut in a food processor for a nice fine texture. Then I trimmed the crusts from 3 slices of cheap white bread, to make the bread crumbs in the processor. Omitted the nuts and mini chips, so these would taste like a Mounds Candy Bar. Guess what? These are BETTER! The fine texture of the coconut was better, and they were much moister...just wonderful! I tried these a second time, with a whole almond on top, and coated with milk chocolate [for an Almond Joy bar]. Not quite as good as the semi-sweet chocolate. One 12 oz. bag of chips is more than enough to coat them. Oh, and I used a small server [cookie scoop, available at Walmart] to form these and it worked great...made 38. I wish I could give them 10 stars...they are fabulous!

eLi
4
8/21/2006

i liked it alot! i left out the bread crumbs and instead of pecans used almonds. i also didn't add the mini chips to the coconut. it tasted like that well known chocolate bar i love!

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2
6/22/2007

I didn't really like this because there wasn't enough chcolate and the there was too much cocnut. 5 min after you tried to eat this you would still be knawing on coconut. :(