Cocadas (Coconut Macaroons)
Recipe type: Sweets
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Serves: 19 units
  • 2½ cups unsweetened dried coconut, grated
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • ½ cup manjarblanco or dulce de leche (optional)
  • ½ cup fudge or Nutella (optional)
  • For the manjarblanco (optional):
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  1. Combine dried coconut, sugar and egg whites in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring for 7 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a spoon form small balls (about one tablespoon each), and place on a greased 15 x 10 inch baking sheet. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Take out of the oven and cool on cooling racks.
  3. Fill them with manjarblanco, dulce de leche, fudge or Nutella (optional).
  4. For the manjarblanco (optional):
  5. While the macaroons are in the oven, cook the condensed milk in a small pan over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Don't let it brown too much or become too hard.
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