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Coconut Candy

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“I especially like the "Almond Joy" version of this recipe. I found it years ago in Family Circle.”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
15-20 pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, just until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cook without stirring to 236 degrees (soft ball); remove from heat.
  4. Stir in coconut and flavoring; cool.
  5. Variation 1: Chocolate Coconut Almond Drops (otherwise known as Almond Joys)- Shape cooled coconut mixture into 1-inch balls, flattening bottoms.
  6. Top each with a toasted almond.
  7. Chill at least 1 hour.
  8. Dip in melted chocolate.
  9. Variation 2: Acorns- Shape in balls, tapering one end to cone shape.
  10. Chill 1 hour.
  11. Dip large end into melted chocolate.

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