Coconut Lovers

Idea gallery #175
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Coconut Lovers
Ingredients and Supplies
  • coconut dough
  • parchment paper
  • raspberry flavoring
  • lime flavoring
  • cocoa lite chocolate candy coating
  • corn syrup
  • sharp knife
  • granulated sugar
  • plastic wrap
  • white candy coating
  • chopped pecans
  • red candy coating
  • green candy coating
  • desicated coconut
Coconut Layers: Divide 2# of coconut dough into thirds. Color 1/3 red and flavor with 8 drops concentrated raspberry flavoring. Color 1/3 green and flavor with 8 drops lime concentrated flavor. Leave 1/3 as is. Melt heaping cup cocoa lite wafers. Stir in 1/3 cup corn syrup. Put into refrigerator a few minutes to harden. Pat each ball of coconut dough and the chocolate mixture into same-sized rectangles on parchment paper. Put parchment paper on the top of each rectange and roll each rectangle about about 1/4" thick. Stack the rectangles, removing the parchment paper. Do not put the chocolate rectangle on the top or bottom. Cut into pieces about 1"x1 1/2", then roll each piece in sugar. Makes about 56 pieces. To retain freshness, wrap each piece of candy in plastic wrap.

Snowballs: Melt 1 pound white candy coating. Stir in 1 cup coconut dough and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Chop 1/4 cup red wafers and 1/4 cup dark green wafers (not too small). Stir the chopped wafers into the coating/coconut dough mixture. Note: coating/coconut mixture needs to cool, but not harden to be able to stir in the red and green pieces without melting them. Using a small cookie scoop to get consistant sizes, scoop out balls. Roll into perfect balls, then roll in desiccated coconut. Serve or give as gift in partitioned box.< /p>

Coconut Dough
Coconut Dough
75-101
Unit: 18 oz. tub
Baking Parchment Roll (Natural)
Baking Parchment Roll (Natural...
31-1365
Unit: 1 roll / 15" x 59'
Merckens Cocoa Lite Milk Chocolate Flavored Candy Coating
Merckens Cocoa Lite Milk Choco...
70-2100
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Merckens White Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating
Merckens White Vanilla Flavore...
70-2200
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Merckens Red Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating
Merckens Red Vanilla Flavored ...
70-2550
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Merckens Dark Green Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating
Merckens Dark Green Vanilla Fl...
70-2320
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Cookie Scoop - .5 Tablespoon
Cookie Scoop - .5 Tablespoon
N-675
Unit: 1
Tulip Red Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8023)
Tulip Red Americolor® Soft Gel...
ACR-123
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8011)
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Ge...
ACR-111
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
42-2110
Unit: 1 dram
Desiccated Coconut
Desiccated Coconut
76-3010
Unit: 8 oz. bag