Coconut Christmas Trees

Recipe by GrandmaG
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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups flaked coconut (do not use frozen, it is too moist)
  • 14
    cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, softened to room temp.
  • 14
    cup light cream
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract (for even tastier trees use lemon or orange extract)
  • 4
    ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating
  • green sugar (optional if you didn't tint the coconut)
  • miniature M&M baking bits or red cinnamon candies
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large Bowl combine coconut, sugar, butter, light cream, and extract.
  • (If useing food coloring add it too).
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper; chill for about an hour.
  • Using your fingers, shape into trees with trunks.
  • In a microwave bowl, melt chocolate coating.
  • Dip trunks of trees in chocolate and set on wax paper to harden.
  • Decorate trees with green sugar and mini M&M's.
  • I would keep the trees chilled until ready to serve or take to party.
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