Milk and Coconut Bars (Tabletas De Leche y Coco)
- 1 lb grated coconut frozen (avoid using coconut flakes)
- 8 oz panela or piloncillo sugar
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 sticks cinnamon
Please your sweet tooth with these milk and coconut bars, or tabletas de coco. These bars are a traditional sweet treat enjoyed by young and old alike! In the northern coast of Honduras, tabletas de coco are traditionally made and sold by the Garifunas—the Afro-Indigenous community. They only require a few ingredients and are easy to make. In this recipe I swapped some of the brown sugar cane for condensed milk, but this is totally optional.
And if you like this Honduran treat, be sure to try my recipe for macheteadas, a typical Honduran snack made with fried dough.