Chocolate Coconut Cream Patties

Coconut cream patties

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
271 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 271
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 3g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These soft, chewy chocolate-covered patties are bursting with sweet coconut flavor. They're perfect for the coconut lover in your life. Try adding a little lime juice and fresh lime zest for a refreshing coconut-lime twist!


  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 stick (4 tbsp) butter (cubed)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating

Steps to Make It

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with an inch of water and set it over medium heat to simmer.

  2. In the bowl of a double boiler (or a bowl that fits snugly on top of your saucepan), combine the powdered sugar, butter, and egg white, and whisk together. Place the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water, and continue to heat and stir until the mixture is well-combined and very runny, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the coconut, vanilla, and coconut extract. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it is firm enough to scoop about 2 hours.

  4. Once the candy has firmed up, line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Place the chocolate candy coating in a bowl, and microwave it in 30-second increments until melted and smooth,  stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

  5. Using a teaspoon, scoop small balls of the coconut mixture and flatten them into discs between your palms.

  6. Using two forks or dipping tools, dip the discs in the chocolate and drag the bottom against the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the dipped patty on the prepared baking sheet and while the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with a pinch of coconut. Repeat the dipping process with the remaining coconut candy and chocolate.

  7. Place the dipped patties in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 20 minutes. Store coconut patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. For the best taste and texture, serve these candies at room temperature.