Coconut & Lime Caramel Sweets recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

In this recipe, fresh coconut meat is dipped in a lime and cinnamon-spiced caramel, then left to cool until hardened. Serve with ice cream or sorbet for dessert, or as is as a treat mid-afternoon.


  • 1 whole coconut
  • 250ml water
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Juice of 1/2 lime


  1. Shell and drain the coconut so that you're left with the coconut flesh. Chop into 1cm square pieces.

  2. Bring water to the boil over a medium heat. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon until dissolved. Simmer gently until the mix reduces into a thick, runny syrup. Stir in the coconut squares and the lime juice, then take the pan off the heat.

  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour in the coconut and caramel mix. Leave to cool and harden. Once cool, snap pieces of the coconut off to serve.

If you like, add a different spice to the caramel - ginger would be especially yummy. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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