Coconut Candies Recipe -
Coconut Candies Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Coconut Candies

Recipe by  

"Chewy coconut candies are made with just milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together milk and sugar until smooth. Heat, without stirring, to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and vanilla. Let cool slightly.
  2. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper lined sheets and let cool completely.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2008

This recipe was good. I love really sweet stuff, however, this was too much! Next time I will add more coconut to balance out the sugar mixture.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 25, 2007

I double the recipe to make as Christmas gifts this year, based on all the good reviews. I boiled and boiled the milk and sugar with a candy thermometer for about 20 minutes and the temp never reached the 240 mark. I finally gave up and poured it out on 2 cookie sheets, hoping it would set and I could cut into bars. Of course, they never really solidified, so I added some mini-choc chips, poured it into jars and called it "Coconut Ice Cream Topping". LOL


22 Ratings

Dec 26, 2003

This recipe is a real winner! I made it on a rainy day, and the candies still set up beautifully and tasted great. A great addition to Christmas gift baskets, especially for coconut lovers.

Apr 26, 2006

These were fast and easy to make, but very sweet. I would use unsweetened coconut next time, but I would probably make them again. I also quartered the recipe, and still got 12 balls, so yield is really a lot more than stated. I tried a version with soymilk, and they were just as good. A great coconut "macaroon-type" alternative for my milk/egg allergic kiddo.

Mar 31, 2007

This recipe is a life saver. My 2-year old granddaughter has severe allergies to dairy, egg, and peanuts. There are not too many chewy recipes available. I substituted soy milk. I did use some gel food coloring to make them look prettier. Thanks so much for posting this!

Aug 29, 2008

I followed the instructions exactly, and they did not set up right. This was my first try really making candy though. I am sure that it is an art. Even though they did not set up, they were still good.

Mar 30, 2008

This recipe was okay...I thought it was way to sugary and so eating just one kinda made me a little sick. I think that if you were to add a little less sugar and maybe change it up by dipping them in chocolate, even just one side it would look pretty and break up the flavor just a little.

Aug 19, 2007

Yummy! I loved this recipe because I am a coconut lover! Even my family loved as well. Although it was a little sweet for my taste. But it is great recipe for the holidays!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.4 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

New! Free Menus
New! Free Menus

Now you can try Menu Planner free. Start your 30-day trial today.

Related Videos

Coconut Buffalo Chip Cookies

Chocolate cookies with corn flakes, chocolate chips, coconut flakes and raisins.

Coconut Macaroons III

These award-winning macaroons are easy to make!

Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Chewy

This chewy oatmeal cookie is loaded with chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States