Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chocolate Covered Coconut Cream Rum Bon Bon Candies

One of my favorite candies I still make for any party we have, is coconut rum filled chocolates. Our Mom's favorite was coconut candy especially at Easter time. We always had to make sure we had lots of those coconut cream filled eggs, those were always the first missing out of the basket. So, if you like coconut, you are in for a real treat, because these taste very similar. A soft truffle like creamy filling inside a chocolaty shell. A great confection any time..





The coconut has been put through a food processor for a fine shredding.

The coating is semi sweet chocolate, and the rolled truffle is placed in a bowl and tossed with two forks.



Really is a simple but a little messy to make.


The filling is smooth and creamy, but dropping by teaspoons and then freezing, make it much easier to coat smoothly.



Beating the ingredients till smooth and whipped looking will make this less sugary, make sure you beat all ingredients until fluffy looking.




1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons coconut rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 package dry dreamwhip mix
3 cups finely ground coconut put in food processor
2 cup semi sweet chocolate
Preparation
Melt butter that is at room temperature till fluffy. Stir in 3 tablespoons rum and vanilla.
Combine powdered sugar and whipped dreamwhip topping package (you can also substitute nonfat dry milk powder) beat in 1/2 cup at a time into butter mixture until smooth and fluffy. Stir in processed coconut. Drop by teaspoon into 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased baking sheets, freeze 20 minutes. You can now try and shape to round balls while frozen they are less sticky.

Melt chocolate microwave dip balls using two forks quickly then transfer to wax paper to dry . Store on cookie sheet in refrigerator till firm place into paper candy cups.

16 comments:

redkathy said...

Oh how perfect these are! Beautiful display Claudia!

Trix said...

Omg, yum. Seriously, I would totally buy these, they are so cute!!

Claudia said...

These are so beautiful to look at. All that chocolatey goodness with melt-in-your mouth white coconut inside. They would last five minutes here. The step-by-step is very helpful.

Cookin' Canuck said...

I am actually salivating! I adore desserts and candy with rum, so these sound incredible to me.

RV said...

wow.. that is a lovely chocolate...

Drick said...

I know these must be very sweet and sugary ... kinda like you - could eat a couple...of dozen

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Every bite induced bliss....Too much for a chocoholic!!!

Have a great week!

Gera

pegasuslegend said...

@redkahy
@trix
@claudia
@cookincanuck
@RV
@drick

You are sweet as well to say such kind workds thank you friends!

ARLENE said...

These look awesome. I love coconut, but would dip in dark chocolate. Why wait for Easter!

citronetvanille said...

Ah Can never get tired of chocolate! beautiful little balls, rum, coconut and chocolate? is there anything better?

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What scrumptious little treats! My Dad would love these!

My Little Space said...

My goodness, you're killing me with these tiny little things! mm...mmmm...

www.dhaleb.com said...

Oh how I would just love to sit in front of a TV and eat these all day...

ncl117 said...

your candies are so beautiful and professional looking! Can you send me over a couple :)

Dimitry said...

lovely, can you ship them to me, :))
I don't think I'm comfortable making my own candy yet. Some day.

Sophie said...

Oooh waw!! These little treats look awesome!! Yeah!!

MMMMMMMMMMM,...a must try!! Thanks!