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Coconut Pralines


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups grated coconut
  • 1 cup coconut milk or regular whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Combine the sugar, coconut and milk in a heavy pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring, until the mixture comes to the soft-ball stage (about 239 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from the heat, add the butter and beat until the mixture begins to sugar.
  2. Drop in small mounds on wax paper. Cool, then gently lift with a thin knife.
  3. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 3 dozen