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Coconut Delight Candy recipe

Delightful candied squares of coconut,raisins, candied pineapple and candied cherries, topped withmilk chocolate.

Recipe: Coconut Delight Candy

5 2/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple1/4 cup chopped candied cherries
3/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup chopped raisins3 cups light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips1 tablespoon vegetables shortening

  • Line a 13 x 9 x2-inch baking pan withlightly buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Place coconut, candied fruit, raisinsand pecans in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan combine corn syrup, salt,water and sugar. Cover tightly
    and bring to a boil. Remove cover and cook to the soft ball stage,236°F (110°C) or when mixture forms a soft ball whendropped in cold water but flattens when removed.
  • Pour cooked syrup over fruit and nut mixture;mix thoroughly and pour into prepared pan.
  • Melt chocolate with shortening in doubleboiler over simmering water. Spread evenly over candy mixture.Allow to cool at room temperature.
  • Remove candy from pan; peel off waxedpaper and cut into squares.

    Makes about 60 squares.

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