Recipe by sal
"Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla."
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1 1/2 cups
This recipe was good. I love really sweet stuff, however, this was too much! Next time I will add more coconut to balance out the sugar mixture.
I double the recipe to make as Christmas gifts this year, based on all the good reviews. I boiled and boiled the milk and sugar with a candy thermometer for about 20 minutes and the temp never reached the 240 mark. I finally gave up and poured it out on 2 cookie sheets, hoping it would set and I could cut into bars. Of course, they never really solidified, so I added some mini-choc chips, poured it into jars and called it "Coconut Ice Cream Topping". LOL
This recipe is a real winner! I made it on a rainy day, and the candies still set up beautifully and tasted great. A great addition to Christmas gift baskets, especially for coconut lovers.
These were fast and easy to make, but very sweet. I would use unsweetened coconut next time, but I would probably make them again. I also quartered the recipe, and still got 12 balls, so yield is really a lot more than stated.
I tried a version with soymilk, and they were just as good. A great coconut "macaroon-type" alternative for my milk/egg allergic kiddo.
This recipe is a life saver. My 2-year old granddaughter has severe allergies to dairy, egg, and peanuts. There are not too many chewy recipes available. I substituted soy milk. I did use some gel food coloring to make them look prettier. Thanks so much for posting this!
I followed the instructions exactly, and they did not set up right. This was my first try really making candy though. I am sure that it is an art. Even though they did not set up, they were still good.
This recipe was okay...I thought it was way to sugary and so eating just one kinda made me a little sick. I think that if you were to add a little less sugar and maybe change it up by dipping them in chocolate, even just one side it would look pretty and break up the flavor just a little.
Yummy! I loved this recipe because I am a coconut lover! Even my family loved as well. Although it was a little sweet for my taste. But it is great recipe for the holidays!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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