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easy prep time 1 hr | cook time 25 mins | SERVINGS 4

Ingredients

    14 oz. panela
    8 oz. La Fe Coconut Flakes
    ½ cup water
    ½ cup milk
    ½ lemon, squeezed

     

Directions

  • STEP ONE

    Pour the water and panela into a non-stick pan. Cook over low-medium heat until the panela has melted completely. The result will be a kind of caramel with a semi-liquid texture. Then add the coconut and stir.

  • STEP TWO

    Continue cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly so that the coconut is hydrated with the panela syrup. After 5 minutes, or when the coconut has absorbed the syrup, gradually incorporate the milk and lemon juice. Stir well and increase the heat.

  • STEP THREE

    Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture changes color and turns brown. Form small rocks or pebbles with two spoons and place them on a sheet lined with greased parchment paper.

  • STEP FOUR

    Allow to cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for about an hour until the cocadas are compact.