1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese,
2 teaspoons liquid sugar substitute, such as Sweet & Low Brand
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut
Grated unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder,
toasted sesame seeds or toasted chopped almonds for rolling
Beat cream cheese, sugar substitute and coconut extract in medium bowl
with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in coconut. Refrigerate until slightly
firm, about 20 minutes.
Place grated chocolate in shallow bowl.
For each candy, shape scant 1 tablespoonful of the mixture into 1-inch
ball. Roll balls in chocolate.
Store in refrigerator.
Sugar-Free Almond Balls: Substitute chopped toasted almonds for the
coconut and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for the coconut extract. Roll in
Makes 28 coconut balls.
Note: I do not have the nutritional information for this recipe. Please check with your doctor or diabetic nurse for diabetic exchanges for these coconut balls.
Date: July 21, 2002