Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a no cook, easy-to-make recipe that the man in your life will love if he likes peanut butter and coconut. MINE DOES.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, nuts and butter in a medium mixing bowl.
- Mixing well, shape into 1/2-inch balls and roll in coconut.
I made this recently, and there were no pieces left after my family discovered them. I even made a second batch, partly because they were such a hit with my family. But also, I wanted to test a theory that the butter content in the dough might be a bit high (i.e., the dough was so gooey that there was a thick layer of dough on my hands after rolling them into balls). So I decided to make a second batch, reducing the amount of butter to 1 1/2 tablespoons. Also, my coconut was so fresh that it was "sticky" and didn't adhere to the candy very well. So I also left my coconut out overnight to dry out a bit. The second batch turned out well. It was just as tasty without the extra butter, and the candy was still soft but with a much less gooey outer texture that held the coconut much better. And only a very minimum amount of dough on my hands after rolling them! So, if I were to make this again (and I most likely will), I would continue to reduce the amount of butter to 1 1/2 tablespoons and definitely let the coconut dry out for several hours. But all in all, this was a good candy recipe that I'm glad I stumbled onto. The recipe makes plenty , by the way. I didn't count the number of pieces in the first batch, but the second batch gave me 92 pieces (not counting my "taste tests").
I made this recipe two weeks ago and have half of it left. Usually peanut butter snacks go quickly in our house. I don't think I will make this one again.