Cherry Coconut Chocolate Valentine's Treats

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Intro: Cherry Coconut Chocolate Valentine's Treats

Super sweet treat for Valentine's Day!

12 oz. maraschino cherries
3 and 3/4 cups powdered sugar
14 oz. shredded coconut flakes
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
12 oz semi sweet chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla


wax paper
paper towels


Step 1: Coconut Mix

1. Combine the milk, sugar, and coconut in a pan and cook on low for 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
2. Drain the cherries in a paper towel.
3. Spoon a small pile of the cooled coconut mixture onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Press a cherry into the center.
Refrigerate the finished balls for at least four hours.


Step 2:

1. Melt the chocolate in a pan, double broiler, or microwave. Add the vanilla when melted. You can either cover the balls completely or drizzle chocolate across the top!

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    7 Discussions

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    LinzS1

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the recipe. I have them cooling in the fridge but I think maybe the mixture was too runny (in Canada our cans of condensed milk are a little smaller so I guesstimated slightly smaller quantities of everything) I might try freezing and then dipping into the chocolate and hoping for the best :)

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    rundwas

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I sliced the cherries in half and made bite sized ones. So good!

    These look super good. When do the vanilla and semi sweet chocolate come into play though? Wouldn't the chocolate make these look a little more brown?

    1 reply

    The chocolate and vanilla can be used to dip into or drizzle over the coconut mixture after they form up. Some people preferred them without the chocolate.