April 10, 2009

Coconut Cubes

4 cups confectioners sugar
2 cups unsweetened (dessicated) coconut
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring

Line a 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray. Using a mixer, mix all ingredients except the food coloring together until the coconut is evenly distributed. The mixture will be very thick. Divide the mixture in half, press one half into the bottom of the pan. Add food coloring to the remaining coconut and stir to evenly distribute. Press firmly on top of the uncolored coconut in the pan. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm before cutting into one inch squares.

My thoughts:

Despite the amount of sugar in the cubes, they don't taste quite as sweet as you would think, the coconut keeps it from being too over the top. They are sort of a cross between a coconut cream candy and fudge-dense but chewy. A perfect candy for Easter or Passover.

Two tips:
First, please do not use sweetened coconut in this recipe. Secondly, do not reduce the amount of sugar or they will not set up properly.