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
1/4 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.Return to the Bolivian Desserts page