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LOOKING for: No-cook coconut candy (1979 magazine?)

Posted by kim0201 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 2, 06 at 0:40

I remember making a coconut candy in about 1979. I don't remember the specifics but thought it might have been a recipe from a magazine ad calling for sweetened coconut with sweetened condensed milk and rolled into balls. A small indent was made in the top (similar to a thumb print cookie) and the indentation was filled w/ melted chocolate. I seem to remember the chocolate may have been unsweetened and the flavor contrast was terrific.

I don't remember any other ingredients. There was no cooking. It reminded me of Mounds candy bar rather than a macaroon.

I wrote to two magazines (Sunset & BHG) asking if the recipe might be in their collection. Neither magazine remembered the recipe which is why I think it might have been from an ad.

Can anyone remember this one? Would like to try it again this holiday season. Thank you so much.

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RE: LOOKING for: No-cook coconut candy (1979 magazine?)

This must be close (see link) -- it sounds like what you're describing except they dip the balls into the chocolate instead of putting it into an indentation.

Good luck -- sounds yummy!

Here is a link that might be useful: Coconut bon-bons

RE: LOOKING for: No-cook coconut candy (1979 magazine?)

Thank you Carol Ann for the message. The recipe does sound similar altho' I still seem to remember the chocolate being unsweetened as strange as that may seem. I may try these too. I love coconut!! Thanks again.

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