Cocadas (Coconut Candy)

by Alura Gonzales
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

Cocadas are from Tarija. You’ll need: (for 2 dozen candies)

2 2/3 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup condensed milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond essence

How to prepare:
In a bowl, mix shredded coconut, egg, condensed milk, and almond essence until everything is well mixed.Let rest for two or three minutes.

Spread butter on a baking sheet.Using two teaspoons, put small amounts of the mixture in the baking sheet.

Bake at medium temperature (European oven: 163 Celsius degrees; American oven: 325 Fahrenheit degrees) for twenty-five minutes or until they are golden, dry and smooth at the same time.

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Dec 11, 2014
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Replacement
by: Anonymous

If you are allergic to nuts, it's equally as good with coconut extract or vanilla extract as a substitution. :)

Apr 15, 2014
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Cocadas
by: Anonymous

I followed the directions as written and they are very runny. Running all over the cookie sheet, while in the oven. What is wrong or is this normal?

Apr 15, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I just put them in the oven and they are running all over the cookie sheet. The batter seemed to be runny. I followed the directions exactly as written. What could be wrong.

Jun 14, 2013
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cool
by: Anonymous

Sounds like a cool treat

Mar 31, 2012
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what festival are the cocadas from
by: Anonymous

can someone please tell me more about them and what festival they are from. i made them at home and they are great, suggest you try them. it was easy to make and over all i give them a 10/10 :)

May 24, 2010
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yummy
by: Anonymous

you didn't say if the condensed milk was sweetened or not. However I made them with the sweetened and they were yummy. We had a Bolivian night dinner and the candies were a great success. The group will make them again.

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