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Carb Diva's Chocolate Coconut Joys
My past few recipes have been a bit time-consuming. I think it's time to pull out an old card from the recipe file--something easy, quick, inexpensive, and that the kids can help with (if you want). But there's one more reason this recipe is a favorite of mine. It's the recipe for a confection that tastes very much like a Mounds Bar.
Do you remember those? Oval shaped bars with a creamy coconut center covered with dark chocolate. Mounds bars make me think of my dad.
When I was very little, my dad worked swing shifts and graveyard shifts so was home during the day with me. Mom worked days as a presser at a dry cleaning plant about a mile from our home. It wasn't unusual for mom to be out of the house and at work before I got up in the morning, so her return home in the afternoon was a joyous occasion for me.
Daddy and I would walk, hand in hand, down the hill toward the dry cleaners to meet her as she walked home.
About three blocks from our home was a penny candy store. We passed by it every day and once a week, on pay day, I would be given 3 pennies to use for anything I wanted in the penny candy store.
With 3 pennies you could purchase 3 small pieces of ordinary candy. Or you could buy one piece of really amazing candy. This was a very important decision--one not to be taken lightly! Three pieces of candy might sound like a much better choice than one, but oh, those 3-cent pieces of candy were so wonderful! My favorites were crisp little wafer cones filled with spun sugar, Rollos, nonpareils, and little Mounds Bars.
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 3 cups coconut
- 2 oz. dark chocolate, melted (at least 70% cacao)
- In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, and coconut. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls and placed on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
- Make a small dent in each mound (with your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon). Fill the indentations with chocolate. Chill until firm; store in the refrigerator.
© 2014 Linda Lum