Caramel Coconut Fudge

Sometimes, along come recipes you would have never usually found, let alone tried. That was the case with this recipe - if it hadn't been for a friend's fundraiser, I would probably never have come across it! But I am definitely glad I did! Also going by the name 'Cajeta de Coco' ( coconut fudge), these caramel coconut fudge balls are so delicious. They have a gorgeous, smooth caramel flavour packed with shredded coconut, and let's face it, caramel and coconut make a winning combination. And as for the fundraiser, these fudge balls were a hit :)

Caramel Coconut Fudge


600g sweetened condensed milk
200g shredded coconut
230g unsalted butter
50g cookie crumbs (I used granita biscuits/cookies)
1 tsp vanilla extract


Combine condensed milk, 100g coconut, butter, cookie crumbs and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium/high until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent the mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning. 

Reduce heat until mixture comes to a gentle simmer, and continue cooking for a further 5-10 minutes until the mixture comes together, and away from the sides and bottom of the pan. The mixture should be a golden caramel colour.

Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool completely, or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhle, toast the remaining coconut in a small pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until just lightly golden-brown.

Take teaspoons of mixture and shape into balls with your hands. Roll in toasted coconut.

Makes a lot! Store in the fridge. 

Source: Adapted from here.

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