Friday, February 06, 2015

The Big Bowl: Coconut Balls

We started planning our Superbowl snacks early on.  I mentioned to Thatkid that Thatboy used the Superbowl as an excuse to indulge in some of his favorite snacks - Doritos and Mug rootbeer.

Thatkid decided he wanted his own special snacks for the "Big Bowl" as he continued to call it.  He picked out some of the Trader Joes brand cheetos and some guava coconut water.

As for me, I went with fruit.   Tropical fruit to be exact.  I cut up some pineapple and papaya and filled a bowl.  Then I rolled some coconut with eggwhites for an easy to snack on treat which has some protein, which makes me feel like it's a healthy snack.

The only problem with my little coconut balls is that everyone else wanted to eat them too.  They barely made it to halftime. 

Coconut Balls
2 cups grated, unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
egg white
1/4 tsp coconut extract
  1.  Mix the coconut, corn syrup, sugar, and salt together in a pot.  Stir over medium heat about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the egg white and cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the coconut extract and remove from heat.  Spread the mixture into a pie pan.  Place damp paper towels on top to avoid the coconut mixture from drying out and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Preheat oven to 300.  Shape the coconut mixture into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I would have chosen the coconut balls as well!