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I have been looking at this recipe for a while now.  Every time I open the cookbook I am tempted.  The photo is on the cover and I drool a bit each time. The other day when I posted info ab
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Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 5:08 PM EST
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I have been looking at this recipe for a while now.  Every time I open the cookbook I am tempted.  The photo is on the cover and I drool a bit each time.
The other day when I posted info about the lavender shortbread I decided that I was going to make these.
I did run into some problems...will explain at the end of the recipe.

Chocolate-Coconut Macaroon Pies
Heaping 3/4 Cup sugar
Scant 1/2 Cup egg white, from about 3 large eggs.
3/4 pound (scant 2 1/2 Cups) sweetened flaked coconut (like Baker's)
8 ounces semi sweet chocolate (I used dark though)
1/2 Cup heavy cream
A few toasted almonds chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the sugar, egg whites and coconut together.
Put a spoonfull into each of 24 mini muffin cups or individual tart molds.
Press the dough into the molds to make little cups with sides and a well for holding the filling. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely in pans then gently remove.
To make filling place the chocolate in a bowl.  Heat cream in sauce pan or microwave. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy.
Fill the tarts by pouring the warm filling into cups.  Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
Let them set at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.  Serve the same day.

These are difficult to remove from pans might be easier if you line with cupcake liners. Or make as a cookie and sandwich filling between two cookies. 

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 8:29 PM EST
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Thanks, Nikki, this sounds wonderful, especially for hubby who loves coconut. When I saw the title of this post I knew it had to be you, the Queen of ganache. LOL

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 9:34 PM EST
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Nestles has posted a new recipe - Black Bean “Flourless” Brownies -
Has anyone tried that?  I've never cooked a flourless cookie, cake or brownie in my life.

Nikki your recipe sounds wonderful ....... I love coconut!

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 11:18 PM EST
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Queen of Ganache.....might have to try that for a license plate.

Well, dinner is done and the "cookies" were a hit.  
I do think, and I can not believe I am saying this, that they might have been a bit better if the Ganache were not quite as thick.
These will get made again!

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 11:21 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache:
Nestles has posted a new recipe - Black Bean “Flourless” Brownies - Has anyone tried that?  I've never cooked a flourless cookie, cake or brownie in my life. Nikki your recipe sounds wonderful ....... I love coconut!
Posted by Nancy G

There is a recipe that I have copied from All Recipes for a flourless cake made with garbanzo beans.  I have not made it yet but it is on my list to try.  I might have to check out the black bean brownies.

Nancy the coconut tart/cookies are amazing! You must try them.  If I could I would email you one. 

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/1/2013 11:51 PM EST
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I love garbanzo beans but can't imagine making a cake out of them.  If you make it, Nikki, please let us know how it turns out.

Will have to try those coconut tarts when my husband can eat "real" food again.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/2/2013 2:15 AM EST
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The coconut cups with choc. ganache sound really great. I love coconut
and choc. Will be trying this one. Thank you.

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/4/2013 12:44 PM EST
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I will try this hopefully soon!!

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/4/2013 2:36 PM EST
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nikki,
next time bake the cups upside down on the back of the pan       should be easier to remove , maybe even butter or spray?

i watched someone on food network make fudge w/ avocadoes before christmas,  i think it was either giada or trisha   maybe
everyone said they had no taste of avocado         but a healthier alternative?

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/4/2013 4:20 PM EST
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Thise are interesting

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 2/4/2013 6:31 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache:
nikki, next time bake the cups upside down on the back of the pan       should be easier to remove , maybe even butter or spray? i watched someone on food network make fudge w/ avocadoes before christmas,  i think it was either giada or trisha   maybe everyone said they had no taste of avocado         but a healthier alternative?
Posted by nellie v

A while back Alton Brown did a Good Eat's episode and made ice cream using avocado as the base. 
I happen to love avocado and since it is pretty bland by itself but so buttery and rich I can see how it can be used as an ice cream base. 

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 3/13/2013 3:32 PM EDT
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I really need to start baking again very soon!

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 3/13/2013 5:35 PM EDT
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Tried this one for my hubby - he loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!

Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache

posted at 3/25/2013 2:18 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Coconut cups with chocolate ganache:
Tried this one for my hubby - he loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!
Posted by CHERYL S

I am glad that someone tried these.  I love them I just can't make them and keep them here I have to make them when I am going someplace or when I have company, they are a bit of a temptation.

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