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Coconut-Chocolate Patties


These delicious no-bake cookies can be assembled quickly and then stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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  • Yield: Makes about 20

Photography: ANNA WILLIAMS

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2002


  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 drops pure almond extract
  • 3 3/4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread coconut in a single layer on parchment. Place in oven until golden and toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to color evenly. Remove from oven; let cool completely.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine toasted coconut, almond extract, and melted chocolate. Stir gently until combined. Press about 1 tablespoon coconut mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Place in the refrigerator until cookies are set, about 20 minutes. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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  • MS12311175
    1 MAR, 2011
    These sound just like one of my favorite Fanny Farmer candies (although I suspect theirs had more chocolate in them).
  • MS12171593
    1 MAR, 2011
    My mom made something similar, but used chow mein noodles. We fashioned them into nests and filled with mini jelly beans for Easter. Other times we just dropped by spoons full. The noodles made them nice and crunchy and were always a huge hit.
  • AngelaCullen
    24 DEC, 2010
    These are wonderful. Also made a batch with vanilla chips and turned out yummy!
  • franniet13
    5 MAR, 2010
    You don't have to use the oven at all if you toast the coconut in a dry skillet. Just be careful to watch it so it doesn't burn, and remove from skillet to cool or it will continue to cook.
  • cerine
    3 MAR, 2010
    I would like to try these,great for the kids. I think adding cereal make them more crunchy and nutritious, and it won't need baking
  • Chefilicious
    2 MAR, 2010
    I have also seen these done with a well in the centre and three mini Cadbury speckeld eggs in the middle. They were adorable. We add rolled oats to the mixture, as well.
    17 MAR, 2009
    will have to try these - am 50 we used uncooked oatmeal - did have to bake in oven, but only til chocolate melted - so there is some baking/cooking involved - still am going to give a try
  • missstubby
    13 MAR, 2009
    callidog, I love my kitchen scale ( it is by OXO ) I got at bed,bath and beyond. it weighs lbs and grams, tares , lighted readout, auto off. I check mail and small packages I send as well as cooking and portion control.
  • maureeng
    11 MAR, 2009
    Calidog, that would be by weight.
  • CaliDog
    10 MAR, 2009
    Ooooh, these would be like the best parts of a lamington! Novice question: the 3 3/4 oz of chocolate -- is that by weight or can I pour some choc chips into a measuring glass??