Rating: 3.5 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper lined sheets and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 75.4g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 24mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2007
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 Read More
(12)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
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. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2006
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. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2007
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 Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2007
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! Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2010
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. They taste pretty close to the Almond Joy but a lot fresher! They were a big hit at the Church bazaar! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2008
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. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
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! Read More
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