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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5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Candy from Bahamas - Coconut Crèmes


  1. First, lightly grease a baking pan.
  2. Next bring your water to boil, then add your grated coconut and sugar in a thick bottomed saucepan over medium heat and cook.
  3. Keep it cooking until the water evaporates and your mixture is sticky.
  4. Next, remove from heat and mix with a wooden spoon until your concoction slightly hardens, or can hold together for a few minutes.
  5. Add mixture to your prepared pan, pressing lightly with the back of a wooden spoon.
  6. Repeat process to make a second batch, this time adding a couple of drops of red food coloring.
  7. Spread on top of the original batch.
  8. Once set, cut into bite-size squares (the traditional Bahamian way)

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About Candy from Bahamas - Coconut Crèmes

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

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