[Recipe] Coconut Mounds

Coconut mounds filled with cherries and chocolate chips. These little morsels make a cute little addition to your plate of sweets.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this year especially, I am keeping these recipes simple. I have a three year old – suffice to say that life is busy and mama’s tired. Not too tired to bake these though.

[Recipe] Coconut Mounds

The Frilly Apron
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup maraschino cherries patted dry and finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.

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