How to make delicious homemade cocadas?

With this dessert you will surely leave more than one with your mouth open, that’s why we tell you how to make cookies in the easiest and most delicious way.

Cocadas are a very famous dessert in the Caribbean for their delicious flavor. This recipe is the best version because they will be crispy, soft and syrupy.

How to prepare homemade cocadas, take note

The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to be an expert cook, just have the right ingredients and follow this simple step by step. Let’s do it!

Preparation time30 minutesRefrigeration time 60 minutesCategoryDessertCookingColombianKeywordsSweet, crunchy, soft, stickyFor how many people4 to 6ServingMediumCalories101Fat3.37 g


  • 400 grams of panela
  • 200 grams of dehydrated coconut
  • 1 small cup of water
  • 1 small cup of milk
  • A lemon

Preparation and how to make cocadas with panela

Step 1. Cook

The first thing you should do is put the water in a pot together with the piece of panela to cook over low heat until the panela melts completely. It should be like the texture of a caramel that is semi liquid.

Step 2. Mix

Then you must add the coconut to the panela and stir for a few minutes until the coconut is completely hydrated with the panela.

Step 3. Add

Later, when the coconut is ready, you just have to add the milk and a few drops of lemon juice. Then raise the heat and, without stopping stirring, cook the mixture until it changes color and turns golden.

Step 4. Prepare

When the dough for the cocadas is ready, you just have to put a few mounds of mixture and flatten them with a spoon to shape them into cookies. Then let them cool to room temperature and keep in the fridge for about 1 hour until the cocadas are compacted. And ready! Now you can enjoy your delicious cocadas.

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