Do these delightful treats look familiar?
Chances are, you have seen them hanging out in supermarkets, general stores, and bulk candy bins up until about mid-2012, when the company retired their version of the Neapolitan Coconut Sundae Candies from their Pick-A-Mix collection.
And just like that, a huge part of my childhood, gone in a flash.
If these were a big favourite of yours like they were mine, fear not my lovelies. You can now make them at home - and they're just as good as I remember, if not better. I only say that because I'm still bitter about the whole retirement.
NEAPOLITAN COCONUT BITES
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup finely shredded sweetened coconut
- 1¼ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, melted
- 1 drop red food colouring
- Line an 8" pan with foil, leaving a few inches to hang over the sides.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together white chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are melted, incorporated and creamy. Add in coconut and stir to coat.
- Remove from heat and divide batter into three bowls. Add red food colouring to one; melted dark chocolate to the other. Leave the third one as is.
- Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate batter on the bottom of prepared pan, ensuring an even layer. Carefully add white layer to the top, taking care not to blend into chocolate. Finally, add red batter to the top of the white, smoothing over with an offset spatula, ensuring an even layer.
- Place in refrigerator and chill for about two hours. Once chilled, remove from fridge, peel back foil, and cut into bite-sizes.
- For a fun gift idea, you can wrap individual pieces in cellophane or parchment paper.
What??? They retired it? Wow. Thanks for this post and the link. I'm totally going to check this out. I'm going to make some too. Now I'm craving them. :)ReplyDelete
Those look delicious! I've never had one before but the recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recipe. These were my favorite candy when I was a kid.. thanks..ReplyDelete