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No-Bake Coconut Cherry Praline Bites

The extra fun ingredient in these little bites is the dried cherries! The combination of cherries, shredded coconut and chopped praline pecans creates a flavor combo you don’t want to miss.
  • Servings: 40 cookies
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 to 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 5 ounces dried cherries 2½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick /
  • ½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Sanding sugar, for serving

Directions

1. Line an 8 × 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine the pecans, coconut, and cherries and stir to combine.
3. In a medium saucepan, cook the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, and butter over medium-high heat, stirring until it boils. Let it boil, undisturbed, for 3 minutes.
4. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl with the pecans, coconut, and cherries. Stir for 3 minutes until cooled and thickened.
5. Press the mixture into the baking dish.
6. Transfer to the refrigerator to harden for at least 1 to 2 hours. Remove the mixture from the baking dish, set on a cutting board, and cut into 1-inch squares. Serve, sprinkled with sanding sugar.

 

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