Coconut Balls (Hawaiian Candy)

Recipe by Chef #1802714438
READY IN: 20mins




  • 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.
  • Combine shredded coconut and corn syrup in a bowl, mash, squeeze and mix until coconut is fully saturated
  • Once combined, grab about a 1/2 inch section, squeeze again in palm and then roll lightly into a ball.
  • On a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place the coconut balls on the sheet. Continue rolling balls until bowl is emptied.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of light corn syrup into a shallow bowl.
  • Take an already shaped ball, dip lightly in corn syrup and roll lightly in your palm again, then add to the colored sugar.
  • Roll ball again in palm, add to sugar once more, and toss lightly to coat again.
  • Place back onto cookie sheet and place in fridge for about an hour.
  • Once hardened, transfer to an airtight container and enjoy!