Djente di kacho (Dog's teeth coconut sweets)

    1 hour 25 min

    This is a fabulous and popular coconut sweet from the Dutch Antilles, which is very easy to make. There are only five ingredients needed to make this tropical treat.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 1 whole coconut, shelled and drained
    • 250ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Chop the coconut meat into pieces about 1cm square.
    2. Place water in a saucepan, and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Stir in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Boil mixture until liquid reduces to a syrup consistency, then stir in coconut pieces. Add the lime juice, and turn off heat.
    3. Place spoonfuls of sugared coconut mixture into small paper cups. Cool in cups until hardened.

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    Sweet but not too sweet! I love the cinnamon-lime combination. The crunch of the coconut mingles nicely with the sticky syrup! I'll be making this again!  -  07 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have been trying to find a recipe my grandmother had which was for coconut candies. This was the closest I could find. It was not the same as what she used to make but it was still very good. We ended up eating all of them in one sitting! BTW, I did not need a cup of water. About a half-cup worked.  -  22 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I increased the amount of cinnamon but otherwise this recipe is delicious. I had gotten a coconut just to drink the milk but I didn't want to waste the meat and this recipe was perfect, next time I buy a coconut it will be for this recipe!!!! Love it.  -  25 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)