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! If you’ve struggled with making candy in the past, this simple recipe is for you.


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



Easy No Bake Coconut Candy

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


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.


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 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 1/4 tsp amount onto each candy.


store airtight for up to 1 week

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


*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.

57 Responses

  1. Michelle

    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 milk. Maybe someone should make both and inform the masses?

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Beth

    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 πŸ™‚

  5. Suzanne

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

  6. eileen

    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 πŸ˜‰ and very very sweet by the time they were done I had taste tested so much I could only eat one…

  7. Rachel

    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. πŸ™‚

    1. Tiffany

      If you use a Hershey’s Kiss w/ Almonds it’s like an inside-out Almond J**. Gonna try that and the spread. See which the fam prefers.

  8. linda

    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

  9. Amy

    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.

  10. Kristina

    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. πŸ™‚

  11. Silje

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

  12. Rhonda Basham

    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.

  13. Lynda

    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.

  14. Lauren

    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.

  15. Vicki Covarrubias

    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.

  16. Cathy Grimes

    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

  17. Emily

    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.

  18. Tonja

    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!

  19. Tina

    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 πŸ™‚

    1 cup Shredded Or Flaked Coconut
    Preheat oven to 325ΒΊF. 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 oven and cool completely.

    Note: Make sure you keep an eye on the toasted coconut. Once it starts to toast, it toasts quickly!

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