No-Bake Coconut Balls

No-Bake Coconut Balls Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
Make a batch of coconut balls and give them as gifts. As the title says, there is no baking involved and with less than 7 ingredients, it couldn't be any easier to make these treats.


Makes 3 1/2 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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. Chill 20 minutes.

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


December 2003
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