; Supermarket Serenade: Snow-Capped Coconut Fudge Bites

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow-Capped Coconut Fudge Bites

Cookie number two!!

Next up is a rich chocolaty coconut treat! These bite-sized brownie like treats couldn't be any simpler to make and they are a favorite of mine-I love anything chocolate and coconut.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind during cookie week:

These are cookies, not diet food...so yes they're full of sugar and butter! (Everything in moderation, right?)
When you are storing your cookies, wrap each cookie separately otherwise they all start to taste the same.
If you are planning on freezing cookies that are coated with powdered sugar, plan on sprinkling a little extra after thawing.

Snow-Capped Coconut Fudge Bites
1 cup butter, softened
1 (11.5 ounce) package Bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon coconut extract (you may substitute vanilla extract)
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Melt the butter and chocolate in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently; cool completely.

Using a large spoon, stir in the sugar, heavy cream and coconut extract; stir until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each until incorporated. Gradually stir in the flour and the coconut.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan lightly with cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the cups filling each 2/3 full. Bake in the oven 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Gently remove bites from the pan and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 48 bites.

Note: Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes in the pan before gently removing bites and transferring to the wire rack to cool completely. Use a small spatula or knife to remove the bites being careful to not not break them. The "cookies" will be slightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.


Robin Sue said...

And heavy cream too! Gotta love that- love the little box, very cute for gift giving.

Mary said...

Tiny treasures! These look really good, so I won't say a word about butter and sugar save for "hooray".

Maria said...

I love these! Mini treats are perfect for this time of year...so you can sample more goodies:)

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great gift. I'd love to receive a box of these!

Emily said...

Wow! These look very indulgent! I love the cute Christmas containers! These are right up my hubby's ally!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are great! I love Christmas cookie week!

Allie said...

Oh yum these look so good! They're perfect for gift baskets.

That Girl said...

I haven't decided how I feel about chocolate and coconut yet ;-)

Birdie said...

These look great. Fudge and coconut and just the right size

Bridgett said...

These look just like the British fairy cakes I make. These would be so yummy with my coffee right now.

Lisa said...

Both your cookies look so good!

HoneyB said...

I SO LOVE minis!

Cat's said...

I HAVE to make these. I'm not a chocolate person, but dear Lord... those look fantastic.

Cathy said...

Sweet heavens. I could eat all 48 bites myself.

Veggie Mom said...

I'm DEFINITELY trying these...thanks!

Grace said...

i'm jealous of the lucky recipients. jealous, i tell you. chocolate and coconut are a delightful pairing, especially in some fluffy, fluffy cookies.

Emily said...

Wow! Those look incredible. I can't wait for some more cookies.

Congrats on your turkey tart recipe. That sounds really good.

Katherine Aucoin said...

These looks so good. I think once I tried one I wouldn't be able to stop.

Leslie said...

Anything chocolate and coconut is PERFECT

Anonymous said...

These look really delicious! I'm stating right now that NEXT year I'm definitely making a slew of Christmas cookies!