Coconut hearts

These will make lovely gifts...

You’ll need:


500g granulated sugar

200ml of water

2 coconuts

4 cloves and 1 cinnamon stick (optional)

To prepare

Grate the coconuts with a hand grater – do not use blender or a food processor. Also desiccated coconut will not taste the same as freshly grated coconuts.

In a large saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon.

Boil for approximately 20 minutes or until you get a thick syrup. Use a sugar thermometer or drop a full teaspoon of syrup in a glass with water in order to know if the syrup has boiled enough.

The syrup should become a soft sweet. Remove the clove and cinnamon from the syrup at this point.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and combine the grated coconut and mix well with a wood spoon.

Return the saucepan to heat and cook additional 5 minutes.

Use a large spoon to drop amounts of the mixture into heart shaped moulds on a buttered baking sheet.

Let them cool and serve.

Finely grated coconut...

Tips: This is a recipe for white coconut sweet. Substitute the white granulate sugar for brown sugar to make a darker coconut sweet with a delicious caramel flavour and lovely brown colour.


2 thoughts on “Coconut hearts

  1. This is a lovely recipe. I will definitely have a go at it. Thanks Isabell for always making time to put down lovely recipes.

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