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Coconut Clusters

These small clusters bake up nicely for a sweet treat.

  • Yield: Makes 15 two-inch patties

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1998

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • Vegetable oil, for baking sheet

Directions

  1. Lightly oil an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet, and set aside. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown in color, about 11 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally. Remove pan from heat.

  2. Add the coconut, and gently fold in to caramel, using a wooden spoon.

  3. Working quickly and carefully, tilt the pan slightly; using a fork, transfer about 2 tablespoons coconut mixture to a baking sheet. Repeat, making about 14 more clusters. Let clusters cool completely, and store in an airtight container up to 2 days.

Cook's Notes

Unsweetened flaked coconut can be found at health food stores; it comes in long, thick ribbons.

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