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Coconut Candy Bars

Delightful !! It’s basically a homemade Mound’s Bar but even more delicious ! Add a few nuts if you prefer Almond Joys 🙂 You don’t even miss the chocolate on the bottom – there is more than enough here ! Each bar is a GOOD size.

Coconut Candy Bars
Coconut Candy Bars

8 servings
203 calories per serving

1 ¼ c unsweetened coconut
½ c skim milk
2 t unflavored gelatin
1 t cornstarch
1 t vanilla
1/2 c Melted Semisweet Chocolate for drizzling

Combine ¼ c coconut, milk, gelatin and cornstarch in a blender until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened then remove from heat and stir in vanilla and the rest of the coconut. Form into 8 bars and cool completely then drizzle with melted chocolate.

Coconut Corn

This creamy corn dish has a sweet, mild flavor – one the whole family will enjoy. Though the ingredients sounds very Thai inspired, the flavors are mild and you can pair this with anything.

Coconut Corn
Coconut Corn

4 servings
148 calories per serving

2 c frozen corn, thawed
1 c lite coconut milk
1/4 t salt
2 T chopped cilantro
1 T lime juice
½ t red pepper flakes

Mix corn, milk and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until milk has mostly evaporated. Stir in cilantro, lime and red pepper.

Banana Grahams

When you start out, you think you’re making these for the kids. Then you taste one and forget that, the plate is just for you 🙂 Honestly, these are good enough to serve as dessert at an adult get together. Everyone loves the simplicity and the great banana and chocolate flavor. These disappear very quickly 😉

Banana Grahams
Banana Grahams

1 serving
94 calories per serving

1 square reduced fat graham cracker, broken into 2 rectangles
1/2 t Nutella
2 slices banana
1/2 t sweetened shredded coconut

Break each graham square into 2 rectangles and spread with Nutella. Top with the banana slice and then sprinkle with coconut – watch them disappear !

Chewy Coconut Bars

This has just a small bit of cake to hold together the yummy coconut, nuts and raisins. It’s a perfect dessert with just a hint of sweetness.

Chewy Coconut Bars
Chewy Coconut Bars

16 servings
136 calories per serving

2 eggs
18 packets Equal
¼ t maple flavoring
½ c margarine, melted
1 t vanilla
½ c flour
1 t baking powder
¼ t salt
1 c coconut, finely chopped
½ c chopped walnuts
½ c raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, equal and maple flavoring. Mix margarine and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and stir into egg mix. Add coconut, walnuts and raisins. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with Pam. Spread mix in pan and bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and then cut into 16 bars.

Coconut Fudgies

There is nothing quite as decadent as chocolate. Make it fudgy by adding in marshmellows and evaporated milk, and it is just sinful ! If you don’t like coconut, leave it off – if you want different nuts, go for it. But don’t skip this recipe – this is a real winner !

Coconut Fudgies
Coconut Fudgies

32 servings
240 calories per serving

1 c butter, divided
14 Honey Grahams, finely crushed
1 c sugar
5 oz. evaporated milk
10.5 oz. package mini marshmellows
12 squares Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 c chopped walnuts
1 c coconut, toasted

Line a 13×9 pan with aluminum foil making sure it folds up over the ends so you can use it to lift out the dessert later. Spray the foil with Pam. Melt ¾ c butter and mix in the crumbs then press into the bottom of the pan to make a crust. Bring the rest of the butter, sugar, milk and marshmellows to boil, stirring constantly then add chocolate and stir until melted. Pour over the crust and top with the nuts and coconut then refrigerate 2 hours.

(To toast the coconut, simply place it in a hot skillet and stir frequently until it gets brown and toasty)

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