Chocolate Coconut Balls

  • Serves

    makes 20


These "irish potatoes" are not what they would seem. This great recipe from Philadelphia's Moonstruck restaurant showcases the bite-size coconut cream balls rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa.


  • 1 12 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 34 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 12 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon


Step 1

Place coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer coconut to a bowl, add 1 1⁄2 cups of the confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and mix well.

Step 2

Spoon out about 1 tbsp. coconut mixture and roll it into a 1'' ball. Repeat process with remaining mixture and set "potatoes" aside to rest for 1 hour.

Step 3

Combine cocoa, cinnamon, and remaining 2 tbsp. of the confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Dredge each "potato" in mixture and shake off excess. Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

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