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Coconut Swirls

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Trinda Gage
Yield 3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat, and stir in 3 tablespoons water and vanilla.

  2. Combine powdered sugar and milk powder; stir 1/2 cup at a time into butter mixture until smooth. Stir in coconut. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Chill 20 minutes.

  4. Place chocolate morsels in a small heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal. Submerge in hot water until chocolate melts. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle chocolate over coconut balls. Store in refrigerator.