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Djente di Kacho (Dog's Teeth Coconut Candy)

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"A popular treat from the Dutch Antilles, make this candy by combining chopped coconut in sugar syrup."
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20 m servings 90
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 pieces)


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  1. Chop the coconut meat into pieces about 1/2 inch square.
  2. Place water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Boil mixture until liquid reduces to a syrup consistency, then stir in coconut pieces. Add the lime juice, and turn off heat.
  3. Place spoonfuls of sugared coconut mixture into small paper cups. Cool in cups until hardened.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 90 calories; 6.6 8.1 0.7 0 4 Full nutrition

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Sweet but not too sweet! I love the cinnamon-lime combination. The crunch of the coconut mingles nicely with the sticky syrup! I'll be making this again!

I have been trying to find a recipe my grandmother had which was for coconut candies. This was the closest I could find. It was not the same as what she used to make but it was still very good...

I increased the amount of cinnamon but otherwise this recipe is delicious. I had gotten a coconut just to drink the milk but I didn't want to waste the meat and this recipe was perfect, next tim...