Coconut Jays

Coconut Jays


"This is a Christmas favorite of ours."


2 h 25 m servings 140 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and coconut. Mix well. Shape into balls.
  2. Make indent in center of each and place on cookie sheet. Place half a maraschino cherry in indent. Fill with melted chocolate. Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator.
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  1. 36 Ratings


I made these for a work cookie exchange and they were a hit. I used the recommended amount of butter and they were just fine. I think the amount is necessary to solidify in the refridgerator a...

Omg. These were DELICIOUS! I listened to the other reviews and reduced the amount of butter by just a tiny bit. They tasted like mounds candy bars! They were really messy when trying to form the...

I was looking for something similar to the chocolate coconut bars I tried from this site, but a little less time consuming. This was quick and almost a one bowl job...which was a plus. I didn'...

These are really good but in my opinion the recipe calls for way too much butter! When I was making the cookies, it was literally dripping out as I rolled them into balls. I squeezed out as muc...

A little buttery, but they were tasty! A great treat!

to make shaping these little gems easier, I used a mini-muffin tin. Other than that I made exactly as the recipe calls for and they are now a holiday favorite in my diet - the Gluten Revolution.

loved it! they were so good, but sooo filling! make them small! we made them WAYY too big! but they are still great! 5 stars!

Lots of work for this "so so" cookie. I thought mine were mushy, so I added more coconut. Like other reviewers said, too much butter is called for in this recipe. Overall, just not impressed ...

These were okay. Not entirely what I was expecting. There's FAR too much butter in the recipe. I probably had 3 or so tbs of melted butter at the bottom of the bowl after I pulled all the dough....