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.

Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes

A double dose of coconut -- coconut milk in the batter and toasted coconut garnish -- fill these petite cupcakes with tropical flavor. Be sure to shake coconut milk vigorously before using because the can's contents tend to settle.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit

Panna Cotta, the classic Italian custard, goes on a tropical voyage in this inspired dessert. The subtle sweetness of coconut complements, but never overpowers, the bright flavors of your favorite island fruits. Top with a drizzle of your favorite dark rum for a rich finishing touch, and you'll feel like your on the beach in no time.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit

Oatmeal and More Cookies

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

From Midwest Living

Oatmeal and More Cookies

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

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

Honeydew-Coconut Cocktails

Cantaloupe would also taste delicious in this fresh vodka cocktail.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honeydew-Coconut Cocktails

Coconut Macaroon Cheesecake

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Macaroon Cheesecake

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

Coconut Banana Cream Pie

Here you get two favorite pies in one recipe. A creamy coconut filling is spooned over luscious ripe bananas for a dessert that's surprisingly low in fat.

From Diabetic Living

Coconut Banana Cream Pie

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

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut-Pumpkin Soup

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

Choco-Berry Tartlets

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Choco-Berry Tartlets

Coconut Macaroons

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tasting Trios

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Ice Cream

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Ice Cream

Oaxacan Coconut Flan

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oaxacan Coconut Flan

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

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