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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 9: [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
Yields 36
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
128 calories
18 g
4 g
6 g
2 g
5 g
33 g
58 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Yields
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  2. 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 2/3 cup maraschino cherries, patted dry and finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Stir until combined.
  6. Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.
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fat
6g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
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Coconut Mounds

Makes about 3 dozen

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

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well. 

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. Be sure not to make the mounds too big.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 7: [Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is something I discovered while looking for a way to use up leftover turkey. Keeping that in mind, I figured this time of year is a great time to share this recipe.

We like this chicken broccoli rice casserole so much that I’ve even gone as far as to cook chicken just to make it, but you can use any leftover cooked poultry in this recipe. I’ve also used a couple of cans of Kirkland chicken breast chunks and this turns out just fine.

I’ve lightened up the recipe just a bit by using light sour cream, low-sodium soup, and brown rice (and more of it). This is my lightened up version of Trisha’s casserole masterpiece.

[Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole (Lightened Up)
Serves 8
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555 calories
32 g
106 g
32 g
34 g
13 g
354 g
660 g
3 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
354g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555
Calories from Fat 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g
50%
Saturated Fat 13g
63%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 106mg
35%
Sodium 660mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
114%
Calcium
30%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups cooked chopped chicken or turkey
  2. 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
  3. 4 cups cooked brown rice
  4. 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  5. 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  6. 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  7. 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  8. 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the broccoli and rice to your liking. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Spray a 9x13" pan or large casserole dish with cooking spray.
  4. Spread the rice in an even layer in the baking dish. Make a second layer with the broccoli. In a large bowl, mix the soup, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chicken, half the cheese, and some salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture over the broccoli and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
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fat
32g
protein
34g
carbs
32g
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Adapted from Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Broccoli Casserole
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[Recipe] Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/chicken-broccoli-casserole-2797797

Serves 8

4 cups cooked chopped chicken or turkey
1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets (I use frozen broccoli to save time)
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 10-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup (I use any kind of cream soup I have on hand)
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Cook the broccoli and rice to your liking. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Spray a 9×13″ pan or large casserole dish with cooking spray.

Spread the rice in an even layer in the baking dish. Make a second layer with the broccoli. In a large bowl, mix the soup, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chicken, half the cheese, and some salt and pepper.

Pour the mixture over the broccoli and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 40 minutes.

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: [Recipe] Cracker Toffee

This cracker toffee, or Christmas Crack, is another great recipe courtesy of my friend Carly.

Cracker toffee is so addictive. Salted crackers, butter, sugar, and chocolate. It appeals to both your sweet and salty taste buds. It takes no time to make and you usually have everything you need to make it kicking around the house.

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 10: [Recipe] No-Bake Cookie Butter Bars

Speculoos, or cookie butter, is exactly what is sounds like – a spreadable cookie. You can use it any way you’d use hazelnut spread or peanut butter.

I found a great way to use cookie butter in these bars covered with chocolate ganache. They are quick and easy to make and always a bit hit.

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 9: [Recipe] Turkey Puffs

These turkey puffs are a bit of a play on a burger that we really like. Who would have thought that horseradish and turkey would work, right? If you like horseradish, don’t be afraid to add a bit more.

Great for popping in your mouth at a party, these little guys go fast.

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