Pandan Coconut Candy

This is a traditional dish in Indian sweets.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • 2 pandan leaves

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

  • 2 coconuts, grated

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Combine water and pandan leaves together in a blender; blend until smooth. Strain through a piece of cheesecloth and set aside juice.

  2. Heat ghee over medium-low heat in a saucepan. Add cinnamon. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add grated coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and pandan juice. Cook and stir until thoroughly combined and coconut sticks together, about 25 minutes.

  3. Place mixture in a round or rectangular pan. Let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into pieces before transferring to a refrigerator. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
20g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 269mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.