Brazilian Coconut Squares

For the coconut lovers out there: with just 5 ingredients, you will make this very classic Brazilian dessert!

 

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Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 20 squares / preparation time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

8 oz grated coconut

1/2 cup water

1 can of condensed milk

2 cups sugar

1 tbs butter

 

Directions:

1 – Place all ingredients in a saucepan and mix well using a wooden spoon.

2 – Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens up.

3 – As it begins to loosen from the bottom of the pan, remove from heat and stir well for about 5 minutes.

4 – Pour on a greased baking sheet, spread, and allow to cool it down.

5 – Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator or sealed container.

 

Tips and Options:

  • To give different texture, use coconut flakes instead of grated.
  • Lemon zest, orange zest, or 1/2 cup passion fruit juice are great flavor alternatives.

 

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