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Coconut Bonbons

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Coconut Bonbons
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 50
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Enjoy these cheesecake balls covered with candy melts and rolled in coconut – a perfect dessert treat.

Ingredients

1
box (30 oz) frozen New York style cheesecake, partially thawed
4
cups vanilla candy melts or coating wafers (24 oz)
2
tablespoons shortening
1
bag (7 oz) flaked coconut (about 2 2/3 cups)

Directions

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. On cutting board, chop cheesecake. Place cheesecake pieces in large bowl; mix with spatula until crust and filling are well blended. With small cookie scoop, shape cheesecake into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm; keep frozen.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts and shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 minutes, then in 15-second increments, until melted; stir until smooth. In small bowl, place coconut.
  • 3 Remove cheesecake balls from freezer a few at a time. Dip each cheesecake ball into melted candy to cover; tap off excess. Immediately roll cheesecake ball in coconut, pressing gently. Return to cookie sheet. Let stand until set. Store in refrigerator.
Tips  

The coconut can be tinted pink with food color, if you like.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
0%
)
Sodium
65mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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