Friday, August 15, 2008

Microwave Coconut Ice

Fast, easy and full of mouth-watering flavor, coconut ice is an all-time favorite candy or sweet treat. Recipe makes about 18 squares.

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1 pound (500 g) icing sugar
3 1/2 ounces (100 g) butter
2 tablespoons condensed milk
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups dessicated coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Red food coloring


1. Combine icing sugar and butter in a microwave safe bowl, cook for 1-2 minutes and then stir.
2. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the food coloring) and stir. Cook for 4 minutes then beat until the mixture thickens.
3. Line an 8 inch (20 cm) square cake tin or oblong container with foil and spoon in half the mixture.
4. Add 2-3 drops of coloring to the remaining mixture and stir to combine. Spoon over the first layer and chill to set. Cut into squares.

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