Super Dad in the kitchen: Sugar Glazed Coconut Bites

“Oh my God! This is very sweet!” That’s what I heard from my wife when I asked her to try one of these coconut bites. Well, if she said it’s very sweet I’m sure every kid will love it.

The recipe is very simple but the prep is a pain in the … But it’s worth it if you

cut the coconut in small cubes

want something simple and yet 100% natural to use as, lets say, birthday party treats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 dry coconut
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar

Directions:

  1. Drain the water from the coconut in a cup (I used a hammer and a clean screwdriver to make two holes on that part the looks like a bowling ball).
  2. Hold the coconut on the palm of your hand and gently hit with the hammer all around. (This will help removing the meat)
  3. Find a hard surface, preferably outside,  and using the hammer break the coconut shell
  4. Remove the meat using a small knife. THIS IS A TRULY DANGEROUS TASK. BE VERY CAREFUL OR YOU WILL CUT YOURSELF
  5. Wash the meat with water and cut in small cubes (if you also want to remove the brown peel it’s up to you)
  6. Mix all the ingredients in a large pan
  7. Cook in high heat until the water dries out a little bit (about 5 minutes) always stirring
  8. Lower the heat and keep on stirring until it’s completely dry. (If you use crystallized sugar your coconut cubes will have a golden brown glaze. If you use granulated sugar they will remain white)
  9. Spread the coconut bites on a baking sheet and let then cool off for about 15 minutes.
  10. Serve the portions in small sample cups or make colorful paper cones.

a nice presentation for a sweet treat

It is a very sugary treat. Almost like eating candy. Coconut also has a lot of oil. So like a said, it’s a treat and should be treated as one.  However it’s completely natural and it has benefits too. You can read about them HERE.
If you have any recipe suggestions, or questions, please send me a message in the comments section bellow or email me at superdad247@gmail.com.
Have a great weekend,
~Gil
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Posted on July 15, 2011, in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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