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Carb Diva's Chocolate Coconut Joys

Updated on February 8, 2014
5 stars from 2 ratings of 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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 cups coconut
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate, melted (at least 70% cacao)
  1. In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, and coconut. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls and placed on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
  2. 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.
Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day

© 2014 Linda Lum


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      Linda Lum 3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      VVanNess, I laughed when I read your comment about keeping them in the freezer. Makes me think of when I was pregnant with daughter #2. I had only 1 craving--chocolate chip cookie dough which I kept hidden in the freezer so that no one else would find (or eat) it.

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      Linda Lum 3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Dear rebeccamealey and Sunshine625 - Thanks for your comments, approval, and pins. Depending on how much you like the flavor of dark, dark chocolate.....I have even been known to fill these little gems with unsweetened chocolate.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Oh man!! You are my new hero! We rarely have coconut around our home because my husband doesn't like it, but I LOVE it! I am going to make these for myself and keep them in the freezer. Thank you for the amazing recipe!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for sharing your 3penny memory :)

      Dark chocolate and coconut is divine! Delish! The recipe is so simple, even I could pull that off. Pinning also!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Oooh, I think I must try this yummy and easy recipe. Shared and pinned too!