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Coconut Joys

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying after-school snack to keep in the fridge. —Flo Burtnett, North Gage, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar and butter. Form into 1-in. balls.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Fill with chocolate. Sprinkle with pecans. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until chocolate is firm. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • Elaine
    Dec 15, 2017

    I first saw this recipe in the 90's on a bag of C&H Confectioners sugar. Still have that little piece of plastic. Their recipe used 3 cups of coconut, 2 cups of PSugar, 1 stick of butter and unsweetened chocolate. They are sweet and the unsweetened chocolate is a great foil for that. I make these every Christmas and they always go fast.

  • DDPLoeches
    Feb 22, 2017

    I rolled them into about 24 balls and dipped them in dark chocolate. No nuts this time. We really like them!

  • dledford210
    Dec 25, 2013

    I needed cookie recipes with no eggs-grandson is highly allergic; this came up on first search. I doubled the pecans and chopped in food processor then blended into cookies. My family loved this special treat on Christmas Day.

  • michele.garlit
    Jan 31, 2013

    No comment left

  • Troyellen
    Dec 19, 2012

    Excellent recipe, although we did take some liberties with the recipe. For the chocolate we just pushed a chocolate chip into the center of each candy and omitted the nuts. I will never buy another Mounds candy bar again. These just explode with flavor in your mouth. They are best if you let them come to room temperature before eating.

  • 1FarmGirl
    Dec 3, 2012

    Very good, Very rich! A little greasy, we will see how they are after they set. I doubled the recipe and it made 24. I used sliced almonds instead of pecans and semi-sweet choc chips for the chocolate. Very fast and easy!

  • Mrs. Raz
    Oct 9, 2011

    So easy! everyone raved over it at church. The only draw back was it made so little I quadrupled it. I also changed the pecans for almonds because I like almond joy and that is what it tasted like. But the possibilities are many.

  • bylaw
    Apr 20, 2010

    This is a great, quick, yummy recipe! I knew when I saw it I would have to try it. I really like Almond Joys, so I just pressed 1 or 2 whole almonds on top and swirled a bit of chocolate on top. It is so nice that these are so simple to make and needs only a few ingredients. This will be a keeper for sure!