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Coconut Balls

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


These nostalgic treats bring me back to my childhood.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (1/2 lb) pecan halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3/4 to 1 cup flaked coconut


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Blend flour and salt and then add to the creamed mixture. Blend thoroughly.
  3. If dough is soft, chill until it is firm enough to shape.
  4. Use your fingers to shape a rounded teaspoonful of dough around each pecan half to form 1 inch balls.
  5. Beat the egg white and water with a fork and dip dough in egg white mixture, then in coconut.
  6. Bake balls on lightly greased baking sheet for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy!