December 12, 2012

Coconut Candy

I hear these are really tasty.  I've never actually tried them myself, since I don't like the texture of coconut, but I make them every year because other people like them.  Plus they are really easy to make.

Here's what you'll need:

1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
12 large marshmallows
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups macaroon coconut

The coconut I use is Bob's Red Mill shredded coconut, not the wet stuff you buy at most grocery stores.  I found mine at Whole Foods.  Also, I usually double this recipe and it uses pretty much exactly a whole bag of that coconut.

Heat syrup, marshmallows, and salt until marshmallows are melted.  Add vanilla and pour over macaroon coconut.  Stir well.  Let stand until cool and stiff enough to roll into balls. (I usually keep a wet rag close by to slightly moisten my fingertips as I'm forming the balls, as the dampness helps the sticky stuff not stick to my fingers.)   Flatten slightly and let dry before dipping. A half or whole roasted almond can be pressed into the top of the center.  I dip mine in real chocolate that I have tempered, but you can alternatively use the bark.



I hear it's good stuff.


  1. Oh my goodness, it IS good stuff!!! My personal favorite of yours . . . hmmmmm . . . except for maybe the turtles. I love those too.

    I think I would like a personal lesson on tempering chocolate when I get home. I could come over and help you make a batch of coconut ones :). How much do you charge for candy making lessons?

    1. I should've had you write a testimonial for the post! :)

      And you may have a lesson on tempering, although I cheat now since my mom bought me a tempering machine several years back. BUT, I still do remember how to do it by hand and would be happy to share the knowledge. Are you almost back yet?

  2. Sounds delish! Like homemade Mounds - stick an almond on top and you've got homemade Almond Joy. Mmmmm.

    Hey, I'd love for you to come check out my blog and link party this week.

  3. These look so good! I had a coworker make some one year and I must have eaten the whole plate that day! No regrets, lol.

  4. Mmmm, I love coconut candy. This recipe might be dangerous for me to have.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this at Shine on Fridays last week! You're being featured on One Artsy Mama; this week's party will be up at 4:15 this afternoon!


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