5/19/09

chocolate-coconut covered Cheez Its



Another crazy craving of sweet and salty then sweet. The salty Cheez It's mixed with the sweet milk chocolate and then the coconutty coconut. Man, I'm telling you, a wonderful little flavor blast happening in the mouth.
I loved these little gems. Easy to make too.
All I did was use the large size Cheez It's, dipped them in good quality milk chocolate (I used ghirardelli), placed on wax or parchment paper and sprinkled with dried coconut (not sweetened coconut too wet, but dried coconut). Pop them in the freezer to harden up. Easy!



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88 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I can't knock it until I try it though:)

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  2. Your coconut obsession has reached new heights! I can imagine that these would be totally addictive. And the photos are gorgeous!

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  3. I have not had Cheez It's in ages and of course I do not have a dollar to my name to get one from the vending machine. So there they stand taunting me.

    Can't disagree about the sweet and salty aspect.

    Very interested in this.....

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  4. Oh My GOD! I love you I love you I love you Dawn! I have chocolate covered mine before but not with the coconut! Your are my
    HERO!!

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  5. Wow these look better than the chocolate covered potato chips you made a while back!~

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  6. Perfect Party food! I love mixing sweet and salty!!! Sounds SO good!

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  7. One of my fave combinations of all time - chocolate and cheese. These look totally out of this world, crazy good!

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  8. I'm not sure if Leslie freaked out but I'm freaking out here. Cheez Its, Milk Chocolate, Coconut - what's not to love. Yum.

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  9. I think I've seen these recently on someone elses blog. They look...interesting. But at the same time, intriguing...can't wait to try them!!

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  10. These look great!!!... but I'm just not sure. I love Cheez-Its, I love chocolate, I love the salty sweet combo like chocolate-covered pretzels... but I just don't know. But if you say they're good, I'll take your word!

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  11. Just wanted to say that I recently found your blog and am really excited to starting following!

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  12. Oh my Heavens!!!! I know I would like these. Oh they look delicious! This may snap me out of my funk. :)

    Mocha is still the same. For awhile she seemed better...not throwing up then last night she threw up 4 times (nothing much) but still wanted to eat this morning and wanted more! I don't get it. She's acting strange. When I'm about to leave she goes under the bed or in her cubby hole in the cat tree. When I'm home and there she is out and about and always right next to me. I'm wondering if she's going through some emotional stuff (ha, like her mom).

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  13. This does sound good to me. YOu always come up with the best combos! And that cheeseburger pizza is to die for. Is it getting warmer up your way yet?

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  14. i'm not a big fan of sweet/salty combo but this one looks very interesting!

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  15. Yum! I love anything sweet and salty.

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  16. Yes!! I love cheez its. With the added chocolate, you just made them even better. Probably 10x better!! Yum yum!!! Give me a gab full of those, please!!

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  17. I LOVE it - what a great idea! Sweet and salty are just so perfect together!

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  18. oh no you didn't! I bet those are awesome

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  19. damn fine job....I bet this blows pretzels right out of the chocolate bath...I need to get busy and try some of your creations...

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  20. Oh my, all this dirty talk with cheeze it's, chocolate and coconut's got me hungry.

    As long as the savory isn't too heavy-handed...I do adore the taste contrast.

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  21. They sound a bit weird but they look delicious, now I'm dying to try them!

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  22. Kinda brilliant. I went through a long phase of cheese its with cottage cheese. Not quite on par with yours:)

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  23. Seriously! I cannot get enough of your creations. Keep em coming! I must try the chocolate/cheez it combo.

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  24. ohmygoodness....I must try this! I'm such a salty-sweet kinda gal...these look perfect :)

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  25. Totally interesting. Totally believe it's tasty too. Chocolate goes with almost anything.

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  26. You can make cheese crackers look amazing!

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  27. whoa... i was just eating some chocolate-covered graham crackers today, thinking I should just make them at home (duh), but these are totally crazy. will try.

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  28. I love sweet and salty!! This is so clever!! You should box them and sell them. Seriously.

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  29. Haha this is awesome! I never would've thought to dip my cheez its in chocolate - yum!

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  30. Wow, Dawn. You're always taking things to new heights. Man oh man, do these cheez its look AMAZING. Chocolate and coconut are great by themselves, but paired with the cheesy, salty goodness...I bet they're divine! Can't wait to try these out.

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  31. I LOVE Cheez its!! Now you have me hungry for them!! LOL!! Oh I bet this was good!!!

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  32. delish... i want to rip some of these right off the screen!!!

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  33. My mom always put salt in desserts and would sprinkle it on fruit -- so my siblings and I are really into sweet/salty sweets. This is a great idea!

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  34. Hmmm, I'm all for salty and sweet together, but I don't like Cheez-It's. Maybe I can find another cracker and give that a try?

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  35. Cheez-Its and chocolate..be still my heart...and if that wasn't enough-COCONUT! My my my---what a winning combo this one is. And WAY more easier to dip in chocolate than potato chips....they about gave me fits when I made them.
    Gotta try these for sure...just need to find the dried coconut.
    Dawn....you're amazing!

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  36. I totally get the salty sweet part, its the cheez part that kind of scare me ;)

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  37. Wow, the salty and sweet combo is wonderful here! I also love the texture combination of a creamy chocolate, and crunchy cheeze it! Yum!

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  38. Brilliant! You open up a sweets shop and I'll open up a Mexican restaurant next door. Deal?

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  39. The perfect sweet and salty. I am all for those chocolate covered pretzels so that I can get some salty with my chocolate but I can just imagine the cheesy flavor adds a interesting flavor. Great idea, Dawn and I am loving the coconut on top. Yum!

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  40. i applaud your creativity in this delectable treat, dawn! my favorite part of all is the coconut on top. fabulous.

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  41. Lovely swet and salty combo! I can picture the party in my mouth!
    Thanks Dawn!

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  42. Credo di avere pescato un tuo commento n'italiano. Sei italiana?!

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  43. This is something I would never in a million years thought to make. I love it!

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  44. Oh!!! When I first saw your tweet I thought you were talking about cheez-ums or whatever those rice thingys (made by Planters) coated with cheese powder are. These look totally addictive!! :)

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  45. This is definitely an interesting recipe. King Arthur Flour has been featuring a lot of surprising recipes lately (I feel like velveeta fudge was one), but as Maria says, I canno knock it until I've tried it.

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  46. Awesome. I would eat those with no hesitation whatsoever!

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  47. I already know I would love these!! This would be very dangerous in my house!!!

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  48. Oh my gosh. Seriously great idea!

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  49. I admit, I read the description and hesitated, but you make them look so darned good! I really should give them a try before judging. Got any left?

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  50. are you kidding me?

    your blog is fabulous!!!!!! I am so becoming a daily reader!

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  51. I have never heard of SUCH! But I can totally see it. I recently posted candied bacon with butter pecan ice cream on my blog, it's the best sweet/salty combo I've EVER tasted!

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  52. I'd SOOO eat these! Like, more than a handful too! I'm talking a bowl full... maybe even a large suitcase full!!

    My favorite sweet and salty, chocolate-dipped creation is chocolate covered marshmallows. Sprinkle them with some sea salt while the chocolate is still soft... DELISH!

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  53. Wow, that is unusual, but I take your word when you say tasty. You are so creative.

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  54. So it's pretty much salty, cheesey, chocolate bark :) Pretty neat idea. Remember back when the moon was made of cheese? Sorry random :)

    So maybe they can be called 'Chocolate Moon Bark' or something... or not :)

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  55. jigga wha?? :) i bet i would pop these into my pie hole way too fast!

    and no i haven't been to iggy's place of baking... sounds like it'd be a fun outing though!

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  56. Dang, they look good. I have to admit the title scared me a little.

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  57. Your experiments always amaze me and this one is gorgeous. If I ever made these, it would corrupt my teenagers forever.

    We're still making weekly pizza at home and your last recipe will be incredibly popular in our house.

    You're welcome to come visit my chicks anytime! And just so you know, the Mom in me is just like the Mom in you. I'm so terrified of the predators that I may keep my chickens inside my house forever.

    At the very least, they won't be going outside until we have the fence sunk in at least 6 inches and create a version of Fort Knox around their pen. And even then, I will feel uneasy.

    Also, I just wanted to say thanks...you inspire me always and I really appreciate your comments. Every time one of your blog updates appears in my email, it is such a lovely (much needed) break in my workday - much better than a coffee break.

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  58. MMMM...dawn! What a strange combination but I totally love it! Yummie all the way,....!!!!

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  59. Cheese and chocolate? hmm...that's interesting.

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  60. Yep, I would totally eat it. How yummy is this! Awesome idea.

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  61. Dawn you are one amazing woman! I could eat all of these and not feel guilty!

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  62. You have great ideas. I would indulge.

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  63. You are an evil genius. Bravo.

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  64. These look really tasty Dawn, you always do make yummy recipes with a salt and sweet contrast.

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  65. This is brilliant, Dawn! I'm forwarding the link to one of my cousins who will probably lick the screen.

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  66. Wow... there's a combo I never would have thought of! Sometimes crazy combos work out best!

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  67. I think I may have to make these this weekend for my sister in law. She loves Cheez Its!

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  68. OMG Woman, you are crazy. This is a pretty fun thing to make, I must admit. Now I'm thinkin' there's all kinds of things you could do with cheezits. Fabulous work, darling!

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  69. Okay, this is something I need to try.

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  70. Oh, now I have to make these this summer when the nephews visit. They would be so impressed! Weird, but delicious. Perfect teenager food!

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  71. Now that's an interesting way to double my daughter's pleasure in a heartbeat!

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  72. Cakewalk in your words...and oh so delcious. How goodlooking these are. Great pictures Dawn...they are singing out LOUD!!

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  73. Hmmm, not sure about this one. I'm going to have to try it. :)

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  74. Holy cow! I'm all for sweet and salty!!! Do you know why I can't make this kind of things? Knowing me I couldn't stop eating them! These kind of things are so addicting!

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  75. Holy Cheez It's!!

    My daughter will go crazy over these - thanks!!!

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  76. Yum! I've heard about these! Perfect for Christmas treats.

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  77. Sweet, salty, chocolate.. perfect PMS food! Looks like they are so tasty!

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  78. Simplicity at it's finest. My daughter would kill to make these. But then again, she could do it herself!

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  79. Wow, these sound so unique! My husband is a huge fan of regular cheez its, I wonder if he'd like them chocolate coated..

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  80. this sounds so strange but so delicious! how creative! I do have a friend though that always eats a slice of American cheese after chocolate so I am not too surprised that this would be tasty :)

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  81. delish!! I love salty/sweet!

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  82. I made these this weekend for my book club. They were a hit! Thanks for the terrific idea.

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  83. I really like the sound of this cheese and chocolate combo!

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  84. I can believe it...these do sound curious. Try wheat thins spread with peanut butter (like a little sandwich) dipped in chocolate. Insane...

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  85. OH my...I was searching for "chocolate-covered" ideas and found this. I have everything I need to make them, and I'm going to do that right now. What a great idea. THANKS! :)

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  86. I can imagine this salty /sweet combo i really good. I cannot resist cheezits!

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