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Coconut Chocolate Delights

I enjoy cooking and experimenting with recipes. My husband and friends really enjoy this coconut candy, which resembles a popular candy bar.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    about 6-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in cookie crumbs. Add the coconut, almonds and vanilla; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave on high until melted, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth. Dip balls into melted chocolate; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 224 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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