Coconut Candy

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Devour this chewy and sweet coconut candy that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Let's start cooking!

Roasted cashew nuts in ghee

Step 1 - Roast cashew nuts in ghee

  • In a pan on medium heat, melt ghee and add cashew nuts. Let it fry for 3 to 5 minutes, until cashew nuts are browned. Drain cashew nuts and discard ghee.
  • Roughly chop cashew nuts and set aside.
Toasted, brown desiccated coconut in pan

Step 2 - Toast desiccated coconut

  • In a separate dry pan, dry fry desiccated coconut. Keep stirring and let it fry for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
Grated coconut, milk, cardamom powder with white sugar in pan

Step 3 - Make coconut candy

  • In the same pan on medium-low heat, melt 1 ½ cup white sugar with ½ cup water until sugar dissolves.
  • Once sugar is dissolved, mix in grated coconut, milk and cardamom powder. Let it cook, constantly stirring, for another 5 minutes.

Coconut candy in rectangular dish and spatula

Step 4 - Mix cashew nuts in coconut candy and place into mould

  • Mix in cashew nuts until evenly combined.
  • Tightly pack coconut candy into a rectangular dish or mold of your choice with a spatula until firm.
    For easy removal of coconut candy from the mould, line it with cling wrap before packing it in.
  • Wrap dish in cling wrap and let it set in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cubed coconut candy

Step 5 - Slice coconut candy into cubes

  • Remove coconut candy from dish and slice into cubes.
    Store coconut candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for 1 week.

Plate and serve!

Cubed coconut candy sprinked with desiccated coconut

Place onto serving dish and serve chilled.

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