COCONUT MOUNDS

Makes 30

These little mounds are a traditional Christmas sweet that my sister-in-law has been faithfully making for more than 30 years. They may become one of yours!


1/4 cup Butter 50 mL
2 cups Sifted icing sugar 500 mL
1/4 cup Light cream 50 mL
3 cup Flaked coconut 750 mL
1/2 tsp Vanilla 2 mL
3 squares (3 oz) Semi-sweet chocolate 90 g
2 tsp Butter 10 mL


Heat 1/4 cup [50 mL] butter in saucepan over moderate heat until golden brown. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, cream, coconut and vanilla. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoon on wax paper in mounds. Shape each mound with fingers into a a cone shape. Let stand until firm.

Melt chocolate and 2 tsp [10 mL] butter together. Dip the bottom of each mound into chocolate mixture and put on wax paper to set.

Note:These may be made ahead and frozen.

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