Popular Coconuts Recipes

Coconut is common in dessert recipes such as Coconut Macaroons, Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting, and Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting. But try it as part of a main dish, too, with Cocunut Turkey Spears or Sizzling Shrimp with Tangy Coconut Sauce.

Coconut-Chocolate Pecan Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut-Chocolate Pecan Pie

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Brighten up a dreary winter day with these zesty coconut cream pie bars. Top with whipped cream and toasted fresh coconut curls for added flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Honeydew-Coconut Cocktails

Cantaloupe would also taste delicious in this fresh vodka cocktail.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honeydew-Coconut Cocktails

Coconut Spritz Cookies

These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Spritz Cookies

Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chip Scones

Ground coconut finely to give these chocolate-speckled scones subtle flavor and extra sweetness.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chip Scones

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Layers of cheesecake, raspberry filling, almonds and coconut form dessert bars perfect for the Fourth of July.

From Midwest Living

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

This layered frozen dessert cake is filled with shortbread cookies, toffee pieces, coconut, and other favorite ingredients.

From Midwest Living

Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

Ice Cubes

These white chocolate candies are chilled, then rolled in coconut. They make a pretty dessert for the holidays.

From Parents

Ice Cubes

Tasting Trios

Mix and match fun ingredients to create mini ice cream desserts. The vanilla ice cream can be enhanced with fresh peaches and coconut, sugar cookies and crystallized ginger, and even popcorn.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tasting Trios

Doughnut Delights

For a breakfast treat or a special dessert, these donut holes are dressed up with chocolate and coconut. They're simple, but showy.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Doughnut Delights

Coconut Cake

Marshmallow creme and powdered egg whites make a snowy white frosting for this spectacular three-layer cake.

From Family Circle

Coconut Cake

Coconut Bonbons

This frozen dessert can be deceiving to the eye. The bite-size morsels look like candy but are really crumb-coated mini scoops of ice cream. The giveaway is the homemade ice cream sauces--butterscotch and chocolate--that are served with these frosty treats.

From Family Circle

Coconut Bonbons

Chocolate Macaroon Nests

These chocolate cookies resemble birds' nests with coconut for twigs and jelly beans for eggs. Kids can help roll the dough into balls, fill the cookie nests with jelly bean eggs, and of course, gobble them up.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Macaroon Nests

Paula Carson's Coconut Cake

This three-layer coconut cake is frosted with a classic 7-minute frosting. Before the frosting sets up, it's slightly sticky--all the better for keeping the coconut on the cake.

From Family Circle

Paula Carson's Coconut Cake

Coconut Chicks

Give your oven a holiday, too, this Easter! Simply coat doughnut holes with frosting, roll in coconut flakes and decorate with candies to create the cute chick faces.

From Family Circle

Coconut Chicks

Chocolate-Coconut Scones

The chocolate scones are like dessert. You can also make a fruit scone, which is great for breakfast.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Coconut Scones

Oatmeal and More Cookies

Chocolate and coconut turn oatmeal cookies into an even sweeter dessert.

From Midwest Living

Oatmeal and More Cookies

Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

From Family Circle

Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

Coconut Chicken and Waffles

Save time by using frozen whole-grain mini waffles, then save calories by baking the coconut-coated chicken pieces rather than frying for a figure-friendly soul food appetizer.

From Fitness

Coconut Chicken and Waffles

Coconut Apricot Braid

For a taste of the tropics at brunch, dessert or snack time, add apricots and coconut to sweet yeast bread. Drizzle the baked loaf with a coconut water and powdered sugar glaze, slice and serve.

From Diabetic Living

Coconut Apricot Braid

Thai Fruit Skewers

Take fruit up a few notches with these spicy Thai skewers. Topped with toasted coconut strips, they are both delicious and impressive.

From Diabetic Living

Thai Fruit Skewers

Fruit Compote with Ginger

Employ your slow cooker to warm up fruit with ginger and brown sugar. Try this compote on top of pancakes or waffles at breakfast or ice cream or cake for dessert.

From Midwest Living

Fruit Compote with Ginger

No-Bake Cranberry-Oat Cookies

These no-bake cookies are packed with filling oats and sweet cranberries for a treat you don't have to feel guilty about.

From Parents

No-Bake Cranberry-Oat Cookies

Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

A touch of coconut milk - infused with fresh ginger for a subtle kick - complements sweet pineapple and creates a luxurious consistency in this sorbet.

From EatingWell

Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk, dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic, this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be proud to serve to guests. Feel free to use different cuts of chicken, bone-in or boneless; just adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can also grill the chicken.

From EatingWell

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

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