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Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

These Chocolate Coconut Balls are a very tasty sweet treat for coconut lovers. You do need to plan ahead for these, as the dough needs to chill at least two hours.

Coconut for Chocolate Coconut Balls

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar replacement (Splenda)
1/2 cup granulated fructose
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

Recipe Directions

In a double boiler or microwave, melt shortening and baking chocolate. Pour into a mixing bowl. Beat in sugar replacement and fructose. (Mixture will look curdled.)

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in coconut. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Shape dough into balls, and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Move to cooling racks.

Nutrition Information

Yield:  84
Serving size: 1 coconut ball
Calories: 33; Carbohydrates: 3gm;

Exchange per ball:  1/4 bread, 1/4 fat

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