This is a Christmas favorite of ours.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and coconut. Mix well. Shape into balls.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 54.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
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 and hold the cookies together. I did not use the optional cherrys. I also did them with both unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate and both tasted good. If you love mounds bars you'll love these because they taste just like them. I was asked for the recipe by several people. We all wondered if maybe adding an almond would result in an Almond Joy. I am pretty sure it would. I recommend doing the recipe as stated and you will have complete satisfaction. Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2008
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 with this cookie. Read More
(3)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
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 and hold the cookies together. I did not use the optional cherrys. I also did them with both unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate and both tasted good. If you love mounds bars you'll love these because they taste just like them. I was asked for the recipe by several people. We all wondered if maybe adding an almond would result in an Almond Joy. I am pretty sure it would. I recommend doing the recipe as stated and you will have complete satisfaction. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
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't have any chocolate chips on hand but when I dug around I found a package of individually wrapped Dove dark chocolate hearts. I melted these with a little shortening and they worked fine. I didn't use as much butter called for because I didn't want a buttery taste. The only problem I had was my chocolate got a little dry and crumbly after being refrigerated but that's my fault. It certainly didn't stop us from eating them! Thanks June. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
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 them into balls but other than that they were a breeze to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
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 much as I could and they were still great. So easy too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
A little buttery but they were tasty! A great treat! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2008
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 with this cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2011
These are tasty a bit hard to handle & shape but once they're done - yum! I put a puddle of caramel in the middle covered it in chocolate and drizzled w/some more caramel. Read More
(3)
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