Alton Brown’s Chocolate Coconut Balls — 12 Days of Cookies

by in Holidays, Recipes, December 11th, 2012

Alton Brown's Chocolate Coconut Balls
12 Days of CookiesIt’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from your favorite Food Network chefs.

If you’re a novice baker or simply don’t have the time or energy to heat the oven and bake up cookies, Alton’s chocolate-coconut candies are a holiday treat to savor. These no-cook beauties are made with only six ingredients, and it takes just minutes to press the deliciously rich, sweet combination of crunchy macadamia nuts, shredded coconut and thick condensed milk into balls. The rest of the time it takes to finish the candies is largely hands-off; just wait for the balls to set, either quickly in the refrigerator or more slowly at room temperature, then dunk the clusters in a glossy pool of melted semisweet chocolate and let them dry before digging in.

Get Alton’s Coconut Balls recipe and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and holiday baking inspiration. Then, join the conversation: Tell us what you’re baking this season and what your all-time favorite cookie is.

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• Find recipes for our Top Holiday Cookies and bake up a batch in your kitchen.
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• Get recipes for past cookies below.

Day 1: Trisha Yearwood’s White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Day 2: Guy Fieri’s Gingersnap Stackers

Day 3: Tyler Florence’s Dark Chocolate Truffles

Day 4: Sunny Anderson’s Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Day 5: Anne Burrell’s Pignoli Cookies

Day 6: Bobby Flay’s Triple Chocolate Cookies

Day 7: Jeff Mauro’s PB & J Blondie

Day 8: Ina Garten’s Fruitcake Cookies

Day 9: Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

Day 10: Geoffrey Zakarian’s Vanilla Crescents

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