Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
7-ounce package flaked coconut (1 3/4 cups)
6 beaten egg yolks
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp butter
In 2-quart saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling.
Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 234 degrees on candy thermometer (soft-ball stage).
Remove from heat; stir in coconut, egg yolks, lemon juice ad butter.
Using about 1 tablespoon each divide mixture among 24 buttered 1 1/2-inch muffin cups.
Place muffin pans in a shallow pan; add boiling water to shallow pan to depth of 1/2 inch. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove muffin pans from water; cool on wire rack.
To unmold candies, first loosen edges with spatula or knife.
Invert onto wire racks, tapping bottom of cups. Cool.
Cover and chill to store.