Saturday, December 26, 2009

Coconut Chocolate Cherry Creams

2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries

1. Place coconut in a blender or food processor; cover and process
until finely chopped. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt
chocolate chips and milk. Remove from the heat; stir in powdered
sugar, 1-1/4 cups coconut, pecans and cherries. Cover and refrigerate
for 2 hours or until firm. Set remaining coconut aside.
2. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in reserved
coconut. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 2
hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator. Makes about 3 dozen.

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