Chocolate Coconut Balls
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.
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar replacement (Splenda)
1/2 cup granulated fructose
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
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.
Serving size: 1 chocolate coconut ball
Calories: 33; Carbohydrates: 3gm;
Exchange per ball: 1/4 bread, 1/4 fat