This Caribbean treat is vastly known by many names but one thing’s for sure its one of the tastiest ways to eat coconut.
2 cups Grated coconut
4 cups White sugar
½ cup Water
1 tsp Fresh Ginger (or to taste)
½ tsp Vanilla or Mixed Essence
Food coloring (optional)
- Heat sugar and water in a large saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved, add in your coconut and ginger, stir slowly to avoid burning.
- Following the coconut and ginger, incorporate the flavoring and food coloring (optional) then continue to stir coconut until the mixture thickens.
- After the coconut has thickened, test the mixture by dropping a spoonful onto a wet board or baking tray to check for hardness when the candy cools. When this is achieved spoon heaps onto the wet surface, while hot and let cool in mini drop shapes.
- Allow the cakes to completely cool and harden before serving.