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Since Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching i thought i would make Cocadas. A Mexican version of a coconut macroons. This version i combined condensed milk and dulce de leche to give it that extra punch. Overall, very easy to make and a nice little treat!
- 4 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 1/3 cup dulce de leche
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk the condensed milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and egg whites together. Stir in the coconut.
Microwave the dulce de leche for a few seconds, until it has softened and can be stirred easily. 15-20 seconds
Mix the dulce de leche into the coconut mixture. The mixture will be sticky, but you should be able to mold it into rounds. Chill the mixture for about 30 minutes.
Make golf ball size balls of the coconut mixture with 2 spoons or an ice cream scoop (or with the palms of your hands) and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchement or wax paper. Dampen your hands or the spoons to help prevent sticking.
Bake the cocadas for about 20-25 minutes, depending on size, or until they are just starting to turn golden brown. Enjoy!