The Perfect Holiday Treat

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that holiday gift shopping is quickly reaching its limits. With only 13 days left to hand out gifts we are here to give you a solutions to all of your small gift needs. These Bahamian coconut candies are a tradition around Christmas time, seen throughout family stores in the seasons colors.

Received from The Gourmet Bahamian Cooking by Marie Mendalson and Marguerite Sawyer, this recipe is easy, kid friendly and places you on a white sand beach the instant you take a bite. With only three ingredients, this perfect holiday treat can act as a gift, as well as an after feast dessert that comes in any shape or size.


2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cups of evaporated milk

2 cups of freshly grated coconut


Combine the sugar and the milk in a saucepan. Over medium heat boil the combination until it turns into a thin syrup. About 5-10 minutes. Once the thin syrup has formed place the coconut into the saucepan and stir frequently to further combine and prevent burning. Once the mixture has thickened place dollops of it onto a damp platter or cookie sheet to dry and harden.

Tip: To allow the completed mixture to harden completely place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

This Bahamian classic recipe has many different variations and styles that have evolved over time, but to this day is still a favorite of all sweetooths.
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