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Coconut Candies

Rated as 3.54 out of 5 Stars

"Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 478 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen)

Directions

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together milk and sugar until smooth. Heat, without stirring, to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and vanilla. Let cool slightly.
  2. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper lined sheets and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 478 calories; 20.6 g fat; 75.4 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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.

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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 r...

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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.

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 i...

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 r...

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 g...

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 s...

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 t...

I substituted almond extract for the vanilla. I put an almond in the center of each ball and then chilled for one hour. I melted dark chocolate wafers and dipped each ball and chilled again. The...

I decided that just twelve weren't going to be enough for my family, so I doubled the batch. I had to dump the sugar/milk mixture into a stock pot not too long into the cooking process bacause i...