Easy No Bake Coconut Candy

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This Easy No Bake Coconut Candy Recipe goes together in minutes and is the perfect sweet bite! If you’ve struggled with making candy in the past, this simple recipe is for you.

Candy.

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 CollageHershey’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…

How to Make This Easy Candy Recipe

These candies have literally 4 ingredients.

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

 

And then some powdered sugar and melted butter…

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

Coconut Candy. No bake and ready in just minutes! www.cookiesandcups.comThen 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.comAnd 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.comI 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

 

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Easy No Bake Coconut Candy

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 36 candies 1x
  • Category Category: Candy
  • Method Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

This Easy No Bake Coconut Candy Recipe goes together in minutes and is the perfect sweet bite! If you’ve struggled with making candy in the past, this simple recipe is perfect for you.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate spread

Instructions

  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 1/4 tsp amount onto each candy.

Notes:

store airtight for up to 1 week

Keywords:: coconut candy recipe, easy candy recipe, best candy recipe, beginner candy recipe

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*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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Raechelle
November 11, 2019 5:41 pm

Oh I have been searching for this recipe for years! Thank you for posting this. I made these years ago for a Christmas bake sale and they sold like hotcakes! I then lost the recipe. My recipe called for almond flavoring in the candy and a half maraschino cherry on top. They looked like a thumbprint cookie, but they were candy. Oh they were delicious!

Tina
December 14, 2018 1:54 pm

You can use toasted coconut too. I like the recipe both ways regular coconut or the toasted, I included how to toast your coconut flakes 🙂 1 cup Shredded Or Flaked Coconut INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 325ºF. Place shredded or flaked coconut evenly on a large baking sheet that has been lined with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Put the baking sheet on the middle rack and bake for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, open the oven and gently stir the coconut with a spatula. Bake until the coconut is golden brown, about 3–4 more minutes. Remove from… Read more »

Quinten
November 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Can it work with granulated sugar?

Tonja
July 14, 2018 7:31 pm

This was an awesome, so easy, recipe that everyone loved. I used these to make a snow tree tower for a summer snow party; it turned out perfect. I put a chocolate chip in the middle of eat ball, used a 9” cone, toothpicks, and doubled the recipe. Perfect & beautiful! Wish I could post a pick. Thank you!

Emily
May 6, 2018 7:13 pm

Great recipe! Replaced the butter with coconut shortening and halved the sugar and it tastes wonderful. I melted Hershey kisses and drizzled it on top and it was divine.

Susan
December 31, 2017 9:58 pm

Can you use regular sugar

Cathy Grimes
November 28, 2017 11:14 am

Hi, love the recipe. I made a similar recipe but it called for a The can of sweetened condensed milk. That replaced the butter and powdered sugar I can’t wait to use the spreadable chocolate. Thank you

Vicki Covarrubias
December 21, 2016 10:23 am

I would divide the dough into add red food coloring to one and green to the other. I would also add mint or almond flavor. Last but not least one half of a shelled walnut or other nut on top of the chocolate.

Lauren
December 11, 2016 11:36 am

I bake Christmas treats with my mom and I looked in the refrigerator last year and saw this bag of coconut. So, I looked up what to do with it and found this recipe. It’s now one of my favorite candys to make and eat. My family loved it as well.

Lynda
December 4, 2016 1:43 pm

happy heresy’s have come up with there own chocolate spread. I don’t like the other ones but I love hersey’s products. I hope Canada gets it too.

Barbara
December 3, 2016 11:14 pm

I enjoy your style of writing and recipes.

This one is definitely a keeper.

Blessings

Rhonda Basham
December 3, 2016 12:01 pm

Oh my gosh. All I can say is thank you for this coconut candy recipe. My mother and I made one identical to this in early 80’s. I lost the recipe and this sounds exactly like it. We used kisses on top and maraschino cherries. Absolutely yummy.
Thank you so much.

Lacy
October 12, 2017 3:02 am
Reply to  Rhonda Basham

My dad made these in the late 90s with kisses. I’ve been searching for a recipe for 10 years.

Silje
April 18, 2016 1:50 pm

Okey, so I just stumbled upon this recipe while googelig coconut candys I do not regret it! These were easy and tastes so good!

February 16, 2016 11:24 am

Tried these a few days ago! Delicious and easy to make!

Kristina
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. 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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