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No-Bake Coconut Cherry Praline Bites

No-Bake Coconut Cherry Praline Bites

No-Bake Coconut Cherry Praline Bites

The extra fun ingredient in these little bites is the dried cherries! The combination of cherries, shredded coconut and chopped praline pecans creates a flavor combo you don’t want to miss.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
  • Yield: 40 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts


  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 5 ounces dried cherries
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick / ½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sanding sugar, for serving


  1. Line an 8 × 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pecans, coconut, and cherries and stir to combine.
  3. In a medium saucepan, cook the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, and butter over medium-high heat, stirring until it boils. Let it boil, undisturbed, for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl with the pecans, coconut, and cherries. Stir for 3 minutes until cooled and thickened.
  5. Press the mixture into the baking dish.
  6. Transfer to the refrigerator to harden for at least 1 to 2 hours. Remove the mixture from the baking dish, set on a cutting board, and cut into 1-inch squares. Serve, sprinkled with sanding sugar.

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