Candy from Bahamas - Coconut Crèmes

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This recipe has been posted here for play in CQ3 - Bahamas. Found at website:

The plethora of coconut palm trees on the islands allows for creativity in cooking and baking.

With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can create these delectable pink and white beauties. They are pleasing to both eye and palate alike.

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½ cup water
2 cups grated coconut
3 cups granulated white sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla (optional)
pink or red food colouring


1First, lightly grease a baking pan.

2Next bring your water to boil, then add your grated coconut and sugar in a thick bottomed saucepan over medium heat and cook.

3Keep it cooking until the water evaporates and your mixture is sticky.

4Next, remove from heat and mix with a wooden spoon until your concoction slightly hardens, or can hold together for a few minutes.

5Add mixture to your prepared pan, pressing lightly with the back of a wooden spoon.

6Repeat process to make a second batch, this time adding a couple of drops of red food coloring.

7Spread on top of the original batch.

8Once set, cut into bite-size squares (the traditional Bahamian way)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Caribbean