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Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

This fuss-free recipe has been in our family for years. A batch of these chocolate-covered balls always brings back wonderful holiday memories.


  • 1 pound pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • In a large bowl, combine the dates, pecans, marshmallows and coconut. In a blender or food processor, process date mixture in batches. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.

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