Crazy for Coco Balls

Green is a color I relate to the month of January. It's not nine shades of grey, or icy blue that come to mind, as the month of January would suggest. Sprout green means January to me.  In a fresh new year many of us inventory life and living quarters and it makes green seem an appropriate theme to me. So when I spotted  these green spoons they inspired me to make something to fill them. Coco balls cloaked in snow white coconut seemed like a natural pairing.  
I am crazy for coco balls and think they look happy sitting in those new year, sprout green spoons.  This simple no-bake dessert is perfect for those who want just a bite, (and those of us who want five bites). 
Roll the balls in different kinds deliciousness like toasted pecans, toffee, or crushed cookies. Roll them in any sort of happy topping you like - try something new and different in this fresh new year. 

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Bee Fact: Bees swoon over coco balls served in January sprout green spoons.  Until next time,  Laurie Bee

Bee Fact: Bees swoon over coco balls served in January sprout green spoons. 
Until next time, 
Laurie Bee

Coco Balls
No Bake
Yield approximately 12-18

Things you will need: 
Parchment
Tablespoon measuring spoon for scooping even size balls
Food processor or electric chopper

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup sugar
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 Cup coco powder
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Teaspoon espresso or very strong coffee (cooled)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1-1/2 Cups ground Vanilla Wafers
1/2 Cup flaked or shredded unsweetened coconut

Make It: 
Heat sugar, butter, coco powder and milk in a sauce pan. Occasionally stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add salt, vanilla, espresso (or strong coffee). Pour over ground up cookie crumbs and mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. 
Scoop dough with tablespoon measuring spoon, and gently roll into a balls. Roll each ball in shredded  coconut. You can also use any of your favorites like toasted nuts, toffee, crushed cookies, or combinations of one or all of these. Store in parchment lined, container with lid in the refrigerator.