A popular treat from the Dutch Antilles, make this candy by combining chopped coconut in sugar syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 pieces
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop the coconut meat into pieces about 1/2 inch square.

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  • 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.

  • Place spoonfuls of sugared coconut mixture into small paper cups. Cool in cups until hardened.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 6.6g; sodium 4.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
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! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2009
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. We ended up eating all of them in one sitting! BTW I did not need a cup of water. About a half-cup worked. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2014
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 time I buy a coconut it will be for this recipe!!!! Love it. Read More
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