Melt some chocolate, toss in some classic ingredients like coconut, corn flakes, and peanuts and you get these scrumptious Easy Chocolate Coconut Clusters!
KEEP THE EASY, NO-BAKE RECIPES COMING
Today’s delicious, chocolatey, easy, coconut packed recipe comes from the 1955 edition of the Good Housekeeping Cook Book. The first edition of this classic cookbook was released in 1942 and is jam packed with more than 3,000 recipes.
The great thing about this cookbook is that it has quite a few no-bake recipes. With the holidays and the time crunch EVERYONE is in, isn’t it nice to have a couple recipes up your sleeve that are super easy to make? I think it is…I have an event every weekend from here until after New Year’s and I also want to make some chocolatey goodness for my friends and family.
So far, my favorite no-bake recipe from my edition of the Good Housekeeping Cook Book is for these Easy Chocolate Coconut Clusters. Found on page 486 and originally called Ting-A-Lings, this recipe cannot be easier. Melt some chocolate, mix in the other ingredients, place by the spoonful on a baking sheet and chill. Yay for no-bake! BTW…if you are on the no-bake bandwagon, check out my No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites recipe.
THEY’LL BE GONE IN THE MORNING
So when would I make these yummy bites?!? Ummm…all the time! They truly are great for small get-togethers when you want to put out a no-fuss dessert. They keep great in the fridge for quite a while. When I made them for the photos, I brought the leftovers to my boyfriend’s place. Everyone loved them. By the morning, they were gone!
THE FATHER OF DRIED COCONUT
While chocolate is an extremely delicious and necessary ingredient in this Easy Chocolate Coconut Clusters recipe, coconut is truly the hero.
1950’S EASY CHOCOLATE COCONUT CLUSTERS RECIPE TIPS
-When melting your chocolate, feel free to do so in the microwave or over a double boiler. Here are some chocolate melting tips from Good Housekeeping.
-This recipe is super customizable! Don’t have corn flakes? Use another cereal. Love dark chocolate? Absolutely use it in this recipe. Hate peanuts? Leave them out!
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
- Using your favorite method melt chocolate and coconut oil together.
- Stir the remaining ingredients into the melted chocolate and drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper.
- Refrigerate until firm, about 30 mins.