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I baked various of my homemade candy recipes this week and this one had my family's "devour in no time" vote. These Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares are incredibly easy to make and quick too. It takes all of 15 - 20 minutes.

Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares

My daughter reports her school mates were envious of this snack in her lunch box! I'll just have to make more for the other girls.

This absolutely yummy recipe makes 32 thin slices.

This slice is rich, so I make it quite flat, so that the children don't eat too much all in one go.

So, please double the quantity if you want thicker slices of candy, or else use a smaller/less wide mold.

Ingredients

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Ingredients

Melt together butter and chocolate in a saucepan over moderately high heat

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Melt chocolate and butter

Pour the melted chocolate into the base of a greased oven proof dish
Put it in the freezer to firm up

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Melted Chocolate in Base of mold

Mix together all the remaining ingredients and firmly press on top of the cooled firm chocolate
Bake for 10 minutes

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Cherry and coconut layer

Here it is, golden brown

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Freshly Baked

Here's the side view
You can see the layer of chocolate at the bottom and topped with the layer of coconut and cherries

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Side View showing layers

While it is hot, cut it into slices with a sharp knife

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares - Cut into slices

Homemade Candy Recipes
Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares

Just Add Prepare
• 5 1/2 oz/ 150 gm good quality dark chocolate

• 1 oz/ 30 gm butter

• 1 cup dessicated coconut

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 1/2 oz/ 50 gm glace cherries, cut in half

• 2 eggs, beaten


• Preheat oven to 350F/180C

• Grease a rectangular oven proof rectangular dish

• Melt butter and chocolate over moderately high heat. Stir to combine. Take it off the heat immediately once it melts but keep stirring so that it becomes well combined

• Pour the melted chocolate mixture evenly into the greased oven proof dish

• Pop it in the freezer to cool while you prepare the coconut filling

• In a mixing bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine well

• Spoon it on top of the cooled, firm chocolate layer. Press down firmly

• Bake for 10 minutes till just golden brown

This is just about the simplest and quickest of my homemade candy recipes.

Now, while it is hot, slice it with a sharp knife, into sizes that suit your family. As I've mentioned, I make the slices small so that my children don't eat rich food all at once.

Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares

Homemade Candy Recipes - Chocolate Coconut Cherry Squares

Now, how easy was that!

Tip

Be sure to grease the mold before pouring in the chocolate mixture.

This recipe is easily doubled in quantity to obtain a thicker, more luscious slice.

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Wishing you happy cooking!



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