I found this recipe while looking to make a pink coloured confection for a very special occasion.
They were not originally made in heart shapes but in layered pink and white squares. Absolutely delicious regardless of the shape they’re made in if you're inclined to like a chewy, sweet, coconut treat.
I was getting ready to post the recipe this week making them in the original square shape. However while putting away the heart silicone mould used to make last weeks’ Strawberry Tortoni I noticed two silicone heart shaped ice cube trays in the cupboard still in their original packaging. Instantly the proverbial light bulb went on in my head followed by the excitement of discovery! Why not?
What can I say... sweet in every way.Though still not comfortable using silicone moulds for baking I have a new appreciation for their versatility. From now on I will look at silicone moulds in a totally different way while strolling down the department store baking pan aisle.
If the last few posts have yet to inspire a little time in the kitchen perhaps some cupcakes or cookies will.
Sweet Valentine’s Day!
Coconut Ice Candy Hearts
2 cups medium unsweetened coconut
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
160 ml. sweetened condensed milk
few drops red food colouring
- Sift confectioners’ sugar to remove lumps.
- Add coconut and mix together until well blended.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine (use hands to bring mixture together as it becomes a little too stiff to use a spatula.
- Divide the mixture in half and transfer one portion into a separate bowl.
- Add a few drops of food colour and work in with your hands until a uniform pink colour.
- Press mixture into moulds or follow the original recipe (see below).
- Refrigerate until set.
Coconut Ice Candy Squares
- After dividing and adding red food colouring, press layers of pink and white mixture in a glass pan. Size of pan will depend on how thick you want the squares to be.
- Refrigerate until set then cut into 1 inch squares.
- For great presentation, wrap squares in clear cellophane and tie ends with curling ribbon.
Notes, Tips and Suggestions
- Never under estimate a silicone ice cube tray.
- Tint mixture different colours for different themes.