Coconut Candy Recipes

Coconut adds a great flavor to candies, whether on its own or when paired with nuts, fruit, or chocolate. These coconut candy recipes have something for everyone, from truffle lovers to fudge fanatics.

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    Martha Washington Candies

    Martha Washington Candies
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These traditional chocolate-dipped cream candies are a snap to make, and have a delicious soft filling made of coconut and toasted pecans.

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    Almond Delights

    Almond Delights Candy Bars
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Chewy coconut is topped with whole toasted almonds and covered in chocolate, just like your favorite candy bar. If you don’t like almonds, they can be omitted and the candy will still be delicious.

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    Coconut Cream Patties

    Coconut Cream Patties
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    These soft, chewy chocolate-covered patties are bursting with sweet coconut flavor. They are similar in concept to peppermint patties, with the peppermint being replaced by coconut extract and shredded coconut.

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    Almond Joy Fudge

    Almond Joy Fudge
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Almond Joy Fudge features shredded coconut and chunks of almonds in a rich chocolate fudge base. This microwave fudge comes together in only a few minutes but tastes like a gourmet version of the popular candy bar.

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    Coconut Truffles

    Coconut Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Coconut Truffles blend the mellow sweetness of white chocolate with the tropical flavor of shredded coconut for a delicate, rich truffle that’s perfect dipped in milk or white chocolate.

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    Coconut Brittle

    Coconut Brittle
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Coconut Brittle is a rich, toasty brittle recipe with loads of flavor from shredded coconut. If you thought brittles had to include peanuts or other nuts, you must try this coconut variation. It’s wonderful dipped in chocolate, eaten plain, or crushed and used on top of coconut cream pie or other desserts.

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    Coconut Meringue Bark

    Coconut Meringue Bark
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Coconut Meringue Bark is light and crisp, with a bit of a chew from the shredded toasted coconut. I love the mix of airy crunchy meringue and sweet tropical coconut, and the bark format makes this recipe much faster than the traditional individually formed meringues.

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    Lime Coconut Truffles

    Lime Coconut Truffles
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    In this recipe for lime-coconut truffles, a white chocolate truffle base is infused with fresh lime zest and juice, then rolled in sweet coconut for a refreshing tropical candy. Lime and coconut is a fabulous and uncommon flavor combination that shines in these truffles.

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    Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

    haystacks candy
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

    Who knew two simple ingredients could be so good together? Toasted chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven in this quick and easy drop candy. You can experiment by substituting raisins or slivered almonds for a portion of the coconut.

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    Pina Colada Fudge

    Coconut White Chocolate Fudge
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pina Colada Fudge is a smooth white chocolate-based fudge with the tropical taste of coconut and pineapple. If pina colada is one of your favorite flavor combinations, be sure to also check out this Pina Colada Clusters recipe!

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    Coconut Marshmallows

    coconut marshmallows
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These sweet, fluffy coconut marshmallows are flavored with coconut extract and rolled in golden toasted coconut for a double dose of coconut flavor. I love the tropical twist coconut brings to traditional marshmallows, and the texture combination of soft marshmallows covered with crunchy coconut is delicious and unexpected. You can add a drizzle of chocolate to make these even more decadent.

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    Coconut-Covered Cashews

    coconut cashews
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

    Crunchy cashews are coated with a sweet layer of toasted coconut. This distinctive tropical treat is nearly irresistible, and you can customize it by adding a pinch of cinnamon, or a small amount of lime zest to the coating mixture.

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    Toasted Coconut Bark

    Toasted Coconut Bark
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Crunchy, sweet toasted coconut and semi-sweet chocolate combine in this simple recipe for Toasted Coconut Bark. It’s amazing how two ingredients and 15 minutes can produce such a sophisticated, tasty treat!

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    Old-Fashioned Coconut Fudge

    Coconut Fudge
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Coconut Fudge is a rich, old-fashioned sugar fudge bursting with real coconut flavor. Because it is a sugar fudge, it is very sweet, so a small pan of this rich treat goes a long way.

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    Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

    Vegan Coconut Truffles
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles use coconut milk in place of cream, to create rich, creamy truffles that are decadent without any dairy.

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    Almond Coconut Drops

    Almond Coconut Drops
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Almond Coconut Drops are deliciously rich and chewy clusters made from shredded coconut, crunchy almonds, and deep dark chocolate.

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Butterscotch Haystacks
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Butterscotch Haystacks are crunchy candies featuring the great taste of toasted coconut and smooth butterscotch chips. The secret to preventing these candies from being cloyingly sweet is to use unsweetened shredded coconut, and a good pinch of salt.