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Coconut Bonbons
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 50

Enjoy these cheesecake balls covered with candy melts and rolled in coconut – a perfect dessert treat. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box (30 oz) frozen New York style cheesecake, partially thawed
4
cups vanilla candy melts or coating wafers (24 oz)
2
tablespoons shortening
1
bag (7 oz) flaked coconut (about 2 2/3 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. On cutting board, chop cheesecake. Place cheesecake pieces in large bowl; mix with spatula until crust and filling are well blended. With small cookie scoop, shape cheesecake into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm; keep frozen.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts and shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 minutes, then in 15-second increments, until melted; stir until smooth. In small bowl, place coconut.
  • 3
    Remove cheesecake balls from freezer a few at a time. Dip each cheesecake ball into melted candy to cover; tap off excess. Immediately roll cheesecake ball in coconut, pressing gently. Return to cookie sheet. Let stand until set. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • The coconut can be tinted pink with food color, if you like.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
0%
Saturated Fat
5g
0%
Sodium
65mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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