Coconut Balls (Hawaiian Candy)

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READY IN: 20mins
Mrs T.
Recipe by Mrs T.

Homemade version of one of my favorite candies from Hawaii!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and food coloring, add as many drops as you would like to achieve your desired color darkness, into a wide bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine shredded coconut and corn syrup in a bowl, mash, squeeze and mix until coconut is fully saturated
  3. Once combined, grab about a 1/2 inch section, squeeze again in palm and then roll lightly into a ball.
  4. On a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place the coconut balls on the sheet. Continue rolling balls until bowl is emptied.
  5. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of light corn syrup into a shallow bowl.
  6. Take an already shaped ball, dip lightly in corn syrup and roll lightly in your palm again, then add to the colored sugar.
  7. Roll ball again in palm, add to sugar once more, and toss lightly to coat again.
  8. Place back onto cookie sheet and place in fridge for about an hour.
  9. Once hardened, transfer to an airtight container and enjoy!

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