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10 Can't Miss Ideas for Coconut

Give appetizers, main dishes, desserts and more a tropical twist with the delicious addition of coconut.

Coconut is foolproof. Everything this sweet fruit touches becomes instantly decadent. That is why we thought it was high time to celebrate the coconut. Here are 10 mouthwatering recipes that will turn any day into a tropical vacay!


1. Almond-Coconut Bliss Bars
A twist on the traditional “Magic Bars”, these easy cookie bars are topped with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate for the ultimate easy dessert.



2. Browned Butter and Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
What happens when you take Betty Crocker’s classic chocolate chip cookie mix and beat it together with browned butter and toasted coconut? Dreams come true, that’s what!



3. Coconut Chicken Tenders with Sweet Chili Sauce
Who needs fast food? These homemade chicken tenders with a sweet-spicy dipping sauce will give any restaurant a run for its money.



4. Piña Colada Fruit Dip
Whip up this simple, creamy fruit dip in just minutes, and turn a healthy snack into a flavor sensation.



5. Coconut-Mango-Ginger BBQ Chicken Skewers
Marinate chicken skewers in a fruity homemade barbecue sauce and you may never want to stop eating!



6. Crispy Coconut Shrimp
Coconut shrimp is the ultimate eating-out indulgence. But, did you know you can make it at home for less than $3 per serving? All you need are Bisquick, coconut and few other simple ingredients and you’ll be ready to enjoy.



7. Thai Tomato Soup
In just minutes, green curry and coconut milk turn a can of Progresso Chunky Tomato Soup into a gourmet meal.



8. German Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
Chocolate cookies, topped with cheesecake, German chocolate caramel-pecan icing and chocolate. Need we say more?



Shrimp Fried Rice in Coconut Cups
This oh-so-easy recipe features flavorful fried rice in crescent roll cups coated with toasted coconut.



10. Peach and Raspberry Cobbler with Browned Butter Coconut Topping
You may have had peach cobbler before, but this classic dessert takes on a whole new level of yum when mixed with raspberries and toasted coconut.

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Babycakes3 said: Posted: 7/15/2012 8:37 PM
Almond-Coconut Bliss Bars - "This recipe is much like the Seven Layer Magic Bars. If you want to try a much better Coconut Bar Try the Hello Betty Bar!
auntiepatch said: Posted: 7/13/2012 8:19 AM
Be still my heart! I LOVE coconut! These look yummy, devine, delicious...........oh, my!
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