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Have your kids started school yet? My oldest son is in first grade this year and we were shocked when we found out that school started back up on August 8th! It seemed like it was so early and he actually had to miss his first day because we had already planned a family vacation that was ending on that day. After I got over the shock of my little boy going to first grade, I realized that I was going to need to make sure that I had some great after school snacks for him like these chocolate and coconut covered cookies.
I always remember how my mom would often have some delicious treats waiting for us when I got home from school. The city in Mexico where I grew up had lots of fresh fruits and trees, including coconut bearing palm trees! I love to go out with my brother and sister to collect the coconuts so that my mom and grandma could use them in many tasty recipes!
Now that I am a mother it is important for me to share these traditions and stories with my boys too! Although we don’t have any palm trees here in Colorado, I still love to pick up the occasional coconut so that I can use it in my recipes too. The recipe that I am sharing today is really pretty simple, but your kids will love it!
To make it even more easy, I picked up one of my favorite go-to products TOLL HOUSE® cookie dough. For this recipe you can use the Toll House refrigerated cookie dough or the Toll House frozen cookie dough. On my latest trip to Walmart I picked up two varieties of the refrigerated cookie dough: TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip and TOLL HOUSE Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, as well as one variety of the frozen cookie dough: TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip. These are so convenient and make this recipe even easier! Usually when I make cookies from scratch they don’t turn out very well, but whenever I use this cookie dough they come out tasting delicious! Right now through September 15, when you purchase any two (2) 30 oz. or larger Stouffers products and at least one (1) refrigerated Toll House cookie dough product at a participating Walmart store, you can get a $5 Walmart egift card! Check out the dates and complete rules to find out here!
- Step 1 – Purchase products
- Step 2 – Take a photo of your receipt, the image must be clear and legible, with the purchase date included and showing the qualified purchase.
- Step 3 – Text NESTLEFAMILY to 35350
- Step 4 – Once confirming you want to participate by responding ‘YES’, you will be prompted to send the image of your receipt.
Other than the Toll House cookie dough, the only ingredients that you need are semi-sweet chocolate chips and unsweetened, shredded coconut (because I think the cookies and chocolate is sweet enough, right?)
To start, just bake the cookies per the instructions on the packaging and let them cool a little bit.
Next, melt the chocolate chips by heating them on 50% power in the microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted. After the chocolate is melted, carefully submerge one cookie at a time into the chocolate before removing to a baking pan lined in parchment paper.
The final step is to sprinkle the unsweetened coconut on top of the chocolate covered cookies before the chocolate hardens again.
Let the chocolate firm up a bit before serving with a cool glass of milk.
As I have watched my little 5 year old get used to going to school all day, it really has made me remember how important my family is to me and how blessed I am to have them. I love being able to take care of my boys and make them special treats like these occasionally so that we can enjoy them together and so that I can share stories from growing up in Mexico. I hope that you are able to have a similar experience with your kids as you make and share this delicious treat with them!
For more great recipes using Nestlé products, check out the Nestlé Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board here.