Easy Coconut and Condensed Milk Dessert

This delightful dessert is a perfect treat for coconut lovers. It’s rich, creamy, and incredibly easy to make with just a few ingredients. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving something sweet, this coconut and condensed milk dessert will satisfy your taste buds. Best of all, it requires minimal preparation time and no baking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, based on your preference)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional, for added sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (such as almonds or pecans) or dried fruits (optional)
  • Chocolate chips or melted chocolate (for drizzling, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Mixing Bowl:
    • In a large mixing bowl, pour the sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Add the Coconut:
    • Add the shredded coconut to the bowl. Mix well until the coconut is evenly coated with the condensed milk.
  3. Enhance the Flavor (Optional):
    • If using, add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.
    • For extra sweetness, sift in the powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.
    • If desired, fold in the chopped nuts or dried fruits to add some texture and flavor.
  4. Shape the Dessert:
    • Using your hands or a spoon, form the mixture into small bite-sized balls or press it into a lined baking dish to create bars. If making bars, ensure the mixture is spread evenly and press it down firmly.
  5. Chill:
    • Place the balls or dish in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the dessert is firm and set.
  6. Decorate (Optional):
    • Once set, if you prefer, drizzle melted chocolate over the top for an added touch of indulgence. You can use a fork to create thin chocolate lines or dip the bottoms of the balls in chocolate.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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