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Coconut Candy Recipes

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Coconut adds a great flavor to candies, whether on its own or when paired with nuts, fruit, or chocolate. These coconut candy recipes have something for everyone, from truffle lovers to fudge fanatics.

1. Lime Coconut Truffles

lime truffles
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In this recipe for lime-coconut truffles, a white chocolate truffle base is infused with fresh lime zest and juice, then rolled in sweet coconut for a refreshing tropical candy. Lime and coconut is a fabulous and uncommon flavor combination that shines in these truffles.

2. Coconut Cream Patties

coconut patties
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These soft, chewy chocolate-covered patties are bursting with sweet coconut flavor. They are similar in concept to peppermint patties, with the peppermint being replaced by coconut extract and shredded coconut.

3. Macadamia Coconut Bonbons

macadamia coconut balls
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Moist coconut filling is studded with macadamia nuts and dipped in dark chocolate to create these decadent, coconut-macadamia nut bonbons. The marshmallows and corn syrup in the recipe help to keep the bonbon filling moist and chewy, while the nuts and coconut add robust tropical flavor.

4. Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

haystacks candy
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Who knew two simple ingredients could be so good together? Toasted chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven in this quick and easy drop candy. You can experiment by substituting raisins or slivered almonds for a portion of the coconut.

5. Almond Delights

almond joy
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Chewy coconut is topped with whole toasted almonds and covered in chocolate, just like your favorite candy bar. If you don’t like almonds, they can be omitted and the candy will still be delicious.

6. Coconut Brittle

Coconut Brittle
(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Coconut Brittle is a rich, toasty brittle recipe with loads of flavor from shredded coconut. If you thought brittles had to include peanuts or other nuts, you must try this coconut variation. It’s wonderful dipped in chocolate, eaten plain, or crushed and used on top of coconut cream pie or other desserts.

7. Coconut Meringue Bark

Coconut Meringue Bark
(c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Coconut Meringue Bark is light and crisp, with a bit of a chew from the shredded toasted coconut. I love the mix of airy crunchy meringue and sweet tropical coconut, and the bark format makes this recipe much faster than the traditional individually formed meringues.

8. Coconut Truffles

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles
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Coconut Truffles blend the mellow sweetness of white chocolate with the tropical flavor of shredded coconut for a delicate, rich truffle that’s perfect dipped in milk or white chocolate.

9. Pina Colada Fudge

Coconut White Chocolate Fudge
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Pina Colada Fudge is a smooth white chocolate-based fudge with the tropical taste of coconut and pineapple. If pina colada is one of your favorite flavor combinations, be sure to also check out this Pina Colada Clusters recipe!

10. Coconut Mango Bark

Coconut Mango Bark photo
(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Enjoy a taste of the tropics with this Coconut Mango Bark recipe! Crunchy dried coconut, toasted coconut, and sweet white chocolate combine in this sublime summery treat.

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