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Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling

Makes

about 7 dozen

This recipe has been a family "secret" for generations. But I think it's too good to keep to ourselves. A glossy chocolate coating hides a crunchy coconut filling. —Jennifer Dignin, Westerville, Ohio
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • Chopped nuts or sprinkles

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter until light and fluffy Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Stir in the cracker crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  3. Dip balls into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Roll in nuts or sprinkles. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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