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Coconut Pecan Candy

These are also great with black walnuts (and probably also great with English walnuts). 

I have updated the recipe ... the pictures are not updated, but it is still easy to make - just mix everything together.  The original recipe called for 1/2 cup of pecans ... I think this should be 2 cups. I also added lemon juice and increased the salt to take away from the overwhelmingly sweetness from 2 pounds of powdered sugar.

Next year, cut the sugar in half, 3 cups of pecans. Double the coconut but half of it unsweetened. Double salt and lemon. Letís try to get the sweetness down. 

This is a recipe from my Grandmother. She made this for us just about every Christmas and once I started cooking, I had to make it myself.

 

Ingredients

1 14 oz can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 cups of Shredded Coconut (toasted in 1/2 cup butter - 1 stick)
2 cups of chopped pecans (chopped small) (or walnuts or black walnuts)
3/4 cups of margarine (1 and 1/2 sticks), melted
2 lbs of powdered sugar
2 tsp of salt
3 tbsp lemon juice ... this could probably be even more.
1 full cake of paraffin, shredded
16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Cooking Directions

Mix the condensed milk, powdered sugar, coconut, melted margarine, salt and pecans in a mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
Chill the mix for at least 1 hour.
 
Using a small cookie scoop, make coconut balls and set aside.  Chill the coconut until ready to dip.
 
Shred the paraffin.  Mix with the chocolate chips.  Melt in a double boiler.
 
Dip the coconut balls into the chocolate. Set aside on wax paper or aluminum foil to harden.  Place finished candy in the refrigerator.

 

Combine coconut, powdered sugar, melted margarine, pecans, salt and condensed milk.

Combine coconut, powdered sugar, melted margarine, pecans, salt and condensed milk.

 

Mix until thoroughly combined

Mix until thoroughly combined

 

Mixed

Mixed

 

Chill for at least 1 hour

Chill for at least 1 hour

 

Scoop into balls and chill again (while the chocolate is being prepared).

Scoop into balls and chill again (while the chocolate is being prepared).

 

Shred the paraffin block (the remainder of the block is here for display only).

Shred the paraffin block (the remainder of the block is here for display only).

 

Mix chocolate chips and paraffin together and melt on double boiler

Mix chocolate chips and paraffin together and melt on double boiler

 

Stir until melted

Stir until melted

 

Coat coconut balls in chocolate (one method is with toothpicks)

Coat coconut balls in chocolate (one method is with toothpicks)

 

Another method:  Place several in the chocolate

Another method: Place several in the chocolate

 

Tilt the pan to one side

Tilt the pan to one side

 

Then the other to fully coat.

Then the other to fully coat.

 

Set on sheet to cool / dry / harden

Set on sheet to cool / dry / harden

 

Allow to completely harden (maybe 30 minutes)

Allow to completely harden (maybe 30 minutes)

 

Place in candy dish to put in the fridge until ready to eat.

Place in candy dish to put in the fridge until ready to eat.

 

Coconut Pecan Candy

Coconut Pecan Candy

 

 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 

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