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.

Pancake Toppers-Syrups

You'll love any of these syrups that sweeten up breakfast pancakes. Test out your favorite flavors: caramel-coconut, blueberry, lemon-raspberry, maple-molasses, or spiced blueberry, among others.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pancake Toppers-Syrups

Mini Brownie Bars

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Mini Brownie Bars

Pina Colada Bread

With a toasted coconut topping, and cake-like texture, this sweet quick bread recipe could be served as a dessert. Cream of coconut adds richness to the pineapple-and-raisin-studded bread.

From Family Circle

Pina Colada Bread

Easy-Blender Coconut Pie

This smooth, crustless low-calorie pie takes only five minutes to mix.

From Family Circle

Easy-Blender Coconut Pie

Ambrosia Bars

These luscious bar cookies feature a gooey coconut layer spread over a buttery almond crust.

From Family Circle

Ambrosia Bars

Sorbet Torte

This delightful frozen dessert is an array of fruity flavors and bright colors. A mixture of cookie crumbs, coconut and pistachios separates the mango, raspberry, and sorbet layers.

From Family Circle

Sorbet Torte

Cream Hearts

This cream cheese dessert takes a tropical turn with coconut extract. Serve the ultra creamy hearts in a pool of pineapple-rum sauce topped with a sprinkling of toasted coconut.

From Family Circle

Cream Hearts

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

Pineapple Mango Crisp

The fresh pineapple and mango require no baking, making this a great summertime dessert. The fruit crisp is broiled briefly--just enough to warm the fruit and crisp the cookie crumb topping.

From Family Circle

Pineapple Mango Crisp

Pina Colada Parfaits

This coconut and pineapple dessert recipe is easy to serve when entertaining. If you use tall parfait glasses, provide long iced tea spoons so guests can scoop up all the delicious bits.

From Family Circle

Pina Colada Parfaits

Choco-Coconut Brownie Bars

To make these easy double-layer brownies, spread a prepared brownie mix over purchased refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough.

From Family Circle

Choco-Coconut Brownie Bars

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

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

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 Pound Cake

With a subtle hint of orange, this chocolate cake possesses the fine crumb that makes pound cake so special. For a surprise ingredient, chewy coconut is stirred into the batter.

From Family Circle

Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut-Banana Creme Brulee (The Beaufort Inn)

Give a creme brulee a tropical makeover by adding coconut and rum to the custards and adding bananas to the broiled sugar topping.

From Family Circle

Coconut-Banana Creme Brulee (The Beaufort Inn)

Coconut-Pecan Angel Food Cake

Build this towering beauty with a purchased angel food cake or one from a mix. Spread the layers with a creamy coconut and pecan filling, frost with billowy whipped cream, and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

From Family Circle

Coconut-Pecan Angel Food Cake

Coconut-Spice Bars

This bar cookie recipe features a cooked spicy frosting that's so full of coconut and pecans that a small piece will satisfy.

From Family Circle

Coconut-Spice Bars

Date-Nut Cake With Coconut Frosting

Baked in loaf pans, this moist cake, with its broiled coconut topping, makes a tasty gift for coworkers and neighbors.

From Family Circle

Date-Nut Cake With Coconut Frosting

Coconut Macadamia Nut Pie

The never-fail filling for this easy coconut cream pie is made with pudding mix and a can of cream of coconut. Macadamia nuts lend their buttery flavor and a little crunch.

From Family Circle

Coconut Macadamia Nut Pie

Old School Coconut Custard Pie

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Old School Coconut Custard Pie

Jumbo Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Jumbo Kitchen Sink Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Bars

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Chocolate Caramel Bars

Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

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Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

Coconut Flan

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Coconut Flan

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