Frozen Coconut Marshmallow Fudge Pie

Today we made Frozen Coconut Marshmallow Fudge Pie!

1C chocolate chips, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2C mini marshmallows, 2C sweetened shredded coconut, 1/4C skim milk, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Melt chocolate with sweetened, condensed milk over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Stir in skim milk.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Add coconut and marshmallows. Blend well.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Cool. Freeze.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Lowfat Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream

Today we made Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream!

1 pint strawberries, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 2C mini marshmallows, 1C half and half, 1/2C sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 1C shredded coconut

Melt marshmallows with half and half and skim milk over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Stir in sugar.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Pour over strawberries and coconut in a large bowl. Blend well.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Freeze until of desired consistency, or if a more creamy texture is desired: churn in ice cream maker. Serving suggestion: Top with chocolate syrup.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Coconut Candy

Today I made Coconut Candy!

4C grated coconut, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C skim milk, 1C sugar, 1T vanilla, pinch salt, 2T butter, melted

Dry-roast the coconut (without oil) in a nonstick skillet for a few minutes. Add milks.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Stir in sugar, vanilla and salt.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Stir on low-medium heat until mixture stops sticking to pan and forms a ball, 30-40 minutes. Add the melted butter.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Spread into greased pan.

Coconut Candy

Press down evenly with a heat-resistant spatula. Chill before breaking into pieces.

Coconut Candy

Mock Macaroons

Today I made Mock Macaroons!

1 medium potato, baked and mashed, 14oz shredded coconut, 1/4t salt, 1t vanilla extract, 3C powdered sugar, 10oz bittersweet chocolate, 1/3C water

Thoroughly mix first four ingredients. Gradually work in powdered sugar. Blend well.

Mock Macaroons

Shape into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Chill 2 or more hours. Melt chocolate with water, stirring constantly. Dip each ball in chocolate.

Mock Macaroons

Mock Macaroons

Chill 2 or more hours.

Mock Macaroons

Cherry Coconut Cookie Bars

Today I made Cherry Coconut Cookie Bars!

This recipe is from “Cooking Pleasures Magazine” December/January 06.

Crust: 1C flour, 1C oats, 1C packed brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter

Filling: 2 eggs, 1C lightly packed brown sugar, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour, 1t baking powder, 1C coconut, 1C maraschino cherries, drained and coarsely chopped (2 10-oz jars or 1 16-oz jar), 1/2C pecans

I omitted the icing (2T butter, 1/4t vanilla, 1 1/2C powdered sugar, 1T milk)

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix crust ingredients until crumbly. Press into a greased baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla together thoroughly. In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture. Stir in coconut, cherries and nuts. Spread filling over crust. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cherry Coconut Pecan Pie

Today I made Cherry Coconut Pecan Pie (aka Chewy Cherry Bars)!

This recipe is from Cooking Pleasures Magazine, December/January 06. Instead of making cookie bars, I poured the batter into a store-bought pie shell, and omitted the icing.

2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, lightly packed, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour,
1t baking powder, 1C coconut, 1C (one 16-oz jar) maraschino cherries, drained and coarsely chopped, 1/2C pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla together thoroughly.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Combine flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture. Mix well.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Stir in coconut, cherries and pecans.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Spread evenly over unbaked pie shell.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie

Bake about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cherry Coco Pecan Pie