Edible Gift Idea: Toasted Coconut Sugar

updated May 2, 2019
Toasted Coconut Sugar
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When it comes to sweets, one flavor I cannot resist is golden, nutty toasted coconut, so when I spotted a jar of toasted coconut sugar for sale at a local shop, I knew I had to experiment with making my own. Stored in a pretty jar, it looks special, yet the two-ingredient recipe is a snap to make.

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How would you use toasted coconut sugar?

Toasted Coconut Sugar

Nutritional Info


  • 1 cup

    shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 cup

    granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spread the coconut onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden-brown, about 6-8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Let cool completely.

  2. Place coconut and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until the coconut is finely ground, about 1 minute. Spread onto a baking sheet and let sit at room temperature until dry, about 1 hour. Store in a jar or other airtight container.

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