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.

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

All the rage in Paris a hundred years ago, these chewy coconut bites are still a popular recipe to savor. For an extra special goody, drizzle the tops or dip the bottoms with melted chocolate.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroon Cheesecake

The topping on this cheesecake tastes like a light macaroon cookie.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Macaroon Cheesecake

Indonesian Beef Curry

From Family Circle

Indonesian Beef Curry

Island-Style Banana Bread

Give basic banana bread a tropical twist with this quick bread recipe. It makes two loaves: one to share, one to keep.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Island-Style Banana Bread

Coconut-Pumpkin Soup

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Coconut-Pumpkin Soup

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Rice Pilaf

Using packaged cooked brown rice is the secret to keeping this recipe's prep time short.

From Diabetic Living

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Rice Pilaf

Roasted Mango with Coconut

The simple topping creates a spicy, candylike coating.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Mango with Coconut

Coconut-Topped Bananas

A creamy peanut butter-and-yogurt layer and crunchy cornflakes in this recipe turn plain bananas into an extraordinary treat.

From Diabetic Living

Coconut-Topped Bananas

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

Choco-Berry Tartlets

These bite-size tartlets are filled with a burst of creamy chocolate, raspberry, and coconut.

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Choco-Berry Tartlets

Coconut Macaroons

These classic crisp and chewy coconut cookies are the perfect holiday or anytime treat.

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Coconut Macaroons

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.

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Tasting Trios

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Ice Cream

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Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Ice Cream

Oaxacan Coconut Flan

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Oaxacan Coconut Flan

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

Pina Colada Poundcake

The blend of pineapple, lime, and coconut in this moist pound cake are as sweet as a tropical breeze. It's the perfect dessert for a Mexican or Caribbean dinner.

From Family Circle

Pina Colada Poundcake

Warm Apple Spice Crumble

This 30-minute dessert casserole is super easy to make. It uses canned apples in the filling and purchased granola as the topper.

From Midwest Living

Warm Apple Spice Crumble

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

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

From Midwest Living

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Ambrosia Bars

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

From Family Circle

Ambrosia Bars

Thai Mini Meatballs & Noodles

Here's a Thai version of pasta and meatballs. Toss pork meatballs with fettuccine and a coconut milk sauce.

From Family Circle

Thai Mini Meatballs & Noodles

Coconut Cream-Filled Chocolate-Coffee Cupcakes

Set out a plate of these mocha cupcakes near the coffeemaker at work and your co-workers will come asking for the recipe. For a different filling, vary the extract flavors. Try orange, raspberry, or even vanilla.

From Family Circle

Coconut Cream-Filled Chocolate-Coffee Cupcakes

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

PARADISE ANGEL FOOD SUNDAE

This quick and easy dessert is great for hot summer days. Top a slice of angel food cake with scoops of sorbet and an easy sauce made from pureed apricots.

From Family Circle

PARADISE ANGEL FOOD SUNDAE

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