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Cocadas
(Coconut Candies)

Ingredients

2 2/3 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup condensed milk

1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond essence

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix shredded coconut, egg, condensed milk, and almond essence until everything is well mixed.
  2. Let rest for two or three minutes.
  3. Spread butter on a baking sheet.
  4. Using two teaspoons, put small amounts of the mixture in the baking sheet.
  5. 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.

Yields 24 regular-size coconut candies.

 

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