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Pink bars of coconut candy stacked on a plate

Coconut Candy Recipe

An easy coconut candy recipe for yummy coconut candy bars. With coconut, condensed milk and sugar, you can make this treat in no time at all!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Coconut Candy Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield: 1 18cm by 12cm tray
Author: Priya Maha


  • 200 g grated coconut (fresh)
  • 75 g granulated sugar
  • 110 g condensed milk
  • 7.5 g butter (salted)
  • Food color


  • Line and grease a square or rectangle tin measuring at least 12cm by 18cm.
  • Measure the condensed milk into a medium-sized pot or pan. Add sugar and turn on the heat.
  • Mix continuously until the sugar starts to dissolve. Pay attention to the bottom of the pan to avoid the sugar and condensed milk from burning.
  • Add butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter is melted.
  • Add food coloring. Mix well. Turn off the heat if the condensed milk is too thickened.
  • Add the grated coconut and stir until it is well combined. Turn on the heat again and retain it on low.
  • Stir the coconut continuously until it turns dry. The sugar traces on the sides of the pan should be turning white.
  • While the candy is still hot, transfer it into the prepared tray.
  • Press the candy down with the back of a buttered spoon or with a parchment paper.
  • Leave the candy aside to cool completely, for at least one hour. The candy should be firm to touch.
  • Turn the candy out onto a cutting board and cut into squares or bars with a sharp, butterred knife.
  • Store the candy in a container.


Calories: 2017kcal | Carbohydrates: 182g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 145g | Saturated Fat: 124g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 1494mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 149g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 7mg
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