Making Swedish Coconut Bites is like child’s play – at least that’s how it makes me feel. 🙂 It’s so easy to prepare that it’s almost relaxing. I mean, you only need four ingredients, mix everything, shape them, bake and it’s done! You don’t even need to separate the eggs into yolks and whites, you just use the whole thing and after a short wait, you will have a light and delightful treat that’s great for dessert or snack.
They normally sell these treats here (in Stockholm) in bigger sizes; like Sicilian Arancini size (Arancini Siciliani). As you can see, I prefer to make mine smaller – I just feel it makes more sense to serve it in bite size. If one is not enough, then I take another one (for sure!).
Dusting them with cocoa powder is optional, of course. I just choose to do that because it adds a bit of contrast to the flavor. You can use powdered sugar instead, if you feel that it needs more sweetness. Or you can just increase the amount of sugar in the recipe; it will not be a problem. This is a very forgiving recipe, so no need to overthink it. 😉
However, for this recipe, I have only used those packaged dried coconut flakes. So, they are REALLY dry. I did wonder how it would turn out if I use fresh coconut and just dry them myself. It has crossed my mind because when I was growing up in Manila, we would normally grate a freshly-opened coconut if we need to use coconut milk. I wonder if I can use those same coconut shreds – and dry them myself. If you’re going to do that for this recipe, do let me know how it goes. 🙂
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MY AMAZON PICKS:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 & 1/4 cups dried coconut flakes
- 50 grams butter, unsalted, melted & cooled
- 1 tsp cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)
Preheat oven 180 degrees-C (350 degrees-F).
Cream eggs and sugar. Add coconut and butter. Mix thoroughly.
Set mixture aside for 10 minutes.
Form coconut bites in a baking pan with baking paper. Use a teaspoon to spoon the mixture and form a semi-ball in the baking pan.
Place baking pan in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Mine normally takes 12 minutes. Keep a watchful eye on them since the edges tend to get dark quickly.
Set aside to cool.
Dust with cocoa powder (if desired). Serve.