Easy No Bake Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

This Easy No Bake Coconut Candy Recipe goes together in minutes and is the perfect sweet bite!


It’s basically my favorite food group.


I know, it’s wrong…I have tried to change…

but basically it’s impossible.

I can’t quit it.


And you know, sometimes making your own candy at home is fun and all..but then there is the other 99% of the time that you just want to rip open that paper package and inhale all the peanut buttery cup preservatives before shoving 13 in your face.

I know, I clearly have a problem.


But what I’m here to talk about today is the other 1%.

The “make your own candy because you’re super crafty” percent.


And this coconut candy is almost as easy as ripping open a wrapper.  I promise.  I had my little pieces made in like 5 minutes and that ain’t no lie.

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

So like I said…these little candy pieces need to find a way into your life asap.


Clearly you have to enjoy coconut for these to be your jam…but one more little ditty that makes them extra special is the tiny squeeze of chocolate on top.


Last week I got this number in the mail…

PicMonkey Collage Hershey’s has made the leap into the spreadable market.

Let’s let that one marinate.


I got a fun kit that included three spread flavors, and a whole lotta stuff to dip in those spreads: cookies, crackers, granola bars…a spoon…

So fun.


And while I totally jumped all over the dippable and spreadable aspect, I thought…what else can I do with this?

Let’s discuss…


These candies have literally 4 ingredients.

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com Start with sweetened flaked coconut.


And then some powdered sugar and melted butter…

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com Mix the butter and sugar together…

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com Then add in the coconut and mix it together.

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

Form it into balls. Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com And just lightly press a little dent in the center…

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

That’s when this bad boy comes into play… Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com I used the chocolate, but clearly you could use whatever you’d like.


I put a little but into a zip top bag with the corner cut off.

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

And done.

So done.

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.com

I am obsessed with how easy and cute these little guys are.

And I’m doubly obsessed with the new Hershey’s Spreads.


If you love coconut check out these other coconut recipe I love:

Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

Caramel Coconut Bars

German Chocolate Cream Cheese Snack Cake

Magic Bar Fudge


3.0 from 2 reviews
Easy No Bake Coconut Candy
makes 36 candies
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • ½ cup chocolate spread
  1. In bowl mix melted butter, powdered sugar and coconut together until combined evenly. (I used my hands to work it together)
  2. Form mixture into 1 inch balls and press down slightly in the center.
  3. Fill a zip-top bag with chocolate or chocolate-hazelnut spread.
  4. Pipe a ¼ tsp amount onto each candy.
store airtight for up to 1 week


*Disclosure:  I have been compensated by Hershey’s for this post with payment and product.  But please know that all opinions expressed are solely my own.

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41 Comments on "Easy No Bake Coconut Candy"

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December 8, 2013 7:29 pm

Gotta love no bake desserts right?
This would be such a great Christmas project with my little niece! She loves candy.
Thank you for idea!

December 8, 2013 8:15 pm

I grew up seeing recipes for something like that all the time, and I had completely forgotten about it until I read this! It was called coconut ice, it did not have your chocolately addition (which I think I will be including too, mmm chocolate) and it used condensed milk instead of butter. Oh, and it was two-tone! http://www.carnation.co.uk/recipes/70/Coconut-Ice is an example (not the exact one) and I’m wondering if I can make some gorgeous hybrid love-child between yours and that one. I wonder what the difference in taste is between making it with butter and making it with condensed… Read more »

December 8, 2013 8:23 pm

I love this quick and easy idea.
Christmas goodies with minimum fuss

Lynn Montes
December 8, 2013 9:11 pm

You had me at coconut . . . . no I mean at Hershey’s . . . no, no, no I mean at chocolate. Oh heck!! You just had me!!!

December 8, 2013 9:20 pm

Love coconut…Think I’ll dip mine in chocolate…maybe put an almond in the.middle

December 8, 2013 10:09 pm

Who could not love these?? Coconut is my favorite and easy is always a good thing!

December 9, 2013 8:50 am

Shelly these are perfect! I can totally see these with a little dab of dulce de leche or guava too. YUM! I’ve already printed this and it’s on the to-do list for sure. What a great little treat to make with the grandkids!

December 9, 2013 9:36 am

pretty sure I would eat the entire batch of these in one sitting….

December 9, 2013 9:39 am

As easy as ripping off a wrapper? Sign me up!

December 9, 2013 10:04 am

I need that chocolate almond spread in my life NOW!!

December 9, 2013 11:11 am

Any idea where to buy this spreadable goodness??


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December 9, 2013 1:43 pm

And I am triple impressed with those beautiful white nails! LOVE

December 9, 2013 2:43 pm

Candy’s MY fav food group, too!
Love these – so pretty and bet they taste like a million bucks.

December 9, 2013 3:27 pm

What a great idea for a recipe!

December 9, 2013 7:41 pm

These little nuggets are so cute! Fantastic idea!

December 10, 2013 11:51 am

Oh wow – so easy with only 4 ingredients and yet so so tantalizing!

December 11, 2013 9:42 am

I’ve been looking for a long, lost recipe for a coconut drop made with powdered milk or sweetened condensed milk that my great auntie gave me when I was first married 24 years ago. These look exactly like hers so I made them last night. Simple and easy and they taste fantastic and just like my Auntie Em’s. Thanks. I’ll post my photo on my FB page and link to this recipe too


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December 27, 2013 2:24 pm

I’ve made these for years for Christmas, but roll them in graham cracker crumbs and then put half a maraschino cherry in the centre instead of the chocolate – I might have to try this version :)

January 22, 2014 10:50 pm

I love that reading this post was as entertaining as it was informative 😉 and now I must be off to purchase the appropriate ingredients for these delicious little morsels.


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April 25, 2014 3:44 pm

I Used To Make These WitH My Mom. We List The Recipe In A Move :( So Glad To See This Post!


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July 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Used to make these when I was a kid but we used magic shell to fill the indentation. You had to chill them.

September 11, 2014 8:40 am

Thank you for the recipe, they were delicious. I would like to know if I can freeze them.

September 28, 2014 4:00 pm

got to the part where you add the chocolate spread and realized we were out of all chocolate spreads (hersheys, nutella, etc) so I melted some semisweet choc and put that on top…it is alot like a certain mountainous candy bar 😉 and very very sweet by the time they were done I had taste tested so much I could only eat one…

November 1, 2014 4:10 pm

I added a little green food coloring… now they look like Christmas wreaths! So easy!


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Jessica Walker
December 4, 2014 8:20 pm

These are great and easy. I was surprised you didn’t recommend to refrigerate them.

December 5, 2014 2:30 pm

How good would these be dipped in melting chocolate and rolled in almonds? Yumm

December 12, 2014 6:20 am

Just finished making these up for a pot-luck open house at my dad’s assisted-living apartments; SUPER easy to make (I definitely recommend using hands) and I can’t wait to see how people like them. :)

January 8, 2015 10:55 am

I made these the other day and wow! So easy and SUPER yummy! I used Hershey Kisses instead of the spread. Love! ?

January 8, 2015 10:56 am

That was supposed to be a heart at the end, not a question mark :)

April 4, 2015 2:35 pm

tried making this today and somehow ended up with a total disaster. There is way to much butter in it and although I added more powdered sugar and coconut, it is still too buttery. I think I have tripled my recipe and can’t think of another solution. Help please

April 24, 2015 1:37 pm

I like this concept. I made some today and they came out yellow. I thought that meant too much butter, but when I tasted them, I felt like I was getting a sugar high on the spot. WAY too much sugar. I think if you half the sugar, and reduce the butter by a bit, it would work better. I can say that even though they seemed like they wouldn’t roll, they rolled perfectly. I’m going to dip mine in chocolate after they’ve been in the fridge for a while.

September 27, 2015 11:31 am

When I was a kid my mom and I made these, but with unsweetened melted chocolate. Cuts WAY down in the sweetness, but with the coconut and powdered sugar there is enough sweet to not notice that the chocolate is unsweetened. :)


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