Mexican Coconut Candies

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Cocadas are coconut treats from Latin America. These soft, chewy coconut mounds are mixed with dulche de leche and studded with macadamia nuts. Cocadas are like macaroons, but much better!

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Coconut

Coconut

Key Ingredient

– shredded coconut (or 5 1/3 cups) – dulce de leche – macadamia nuts, chopped

Ingredients

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Easy Cocadas -  Mexican Coconut Candies

Yield

24 Servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

28 Minutes

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1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

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2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

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3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded coconut, dulce de leche, and chopped macadamia nuts.

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4. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, mix until well combined. It will be thick, keep mixing until it is all combined.

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5. With a medium cookie scoop (or using 2 TBSP at a time), form roughly 24 balls.

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6. Place the cocadas 1" apart on the prepared cookie sheet.

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7. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until starting to become golden. They will not be completely firm.

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8. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes.

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9. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Enjoy!

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