Cocadas (Bolivian Coconut Candies)
35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
7 ingredients
24 servings
Cocadas are a typical coconut candy or cookie that is served in Mexico, Brazil and over much of Latin America. They are oven baked but are served at room temperature to obtain their chewy and soft texture. Made with egg and shredded coconut, cocadas come in a variety of colors due to the modern use of food coloring, but the traditional ones are golden brown. They are often garnished with almonds, either whole or chopped. There are hundreds of recipes for cocadas which range in texture from the typical hard, very sweet balls to those which are almost the texture of flan. Other fruit, often dried, can be added to the cocadas to create variety. Cocadas are mentioned as early as 1878 in Peru. This is a Bolivian version, from the website BoliviaWeb. In Colombia, cocadas are sold on the streets, and particularly on the beaches, by women who carry them on large aluminum trays

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-60-mins , easy , candy , south-american , number-of-servings , time-to-make , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (7.56 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 24.03 Calories from Fat 6.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.67g 24.7%
Saturated Fat 0.41g 48.91%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.51mg 20.11%
Sodium 9.39mg 9.39%
Total Carbohydrate 4.03g 32.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.62%
Sugars 4.02 g %
Protein 0.6g 28.59%
Vitamin A 19.74IU% Vitamin C 0.19mg%
Calcium 21.14mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shredded coconut