Recipes from Costa Rica: Cajeta De Coco (Coconut Fudge)

Recipes from Costa Rica

Cajeta De Coco (Coconut Fudge)

Country: Costa Rica
Course: Dessert
Makes: 20 to 30 pieces


  • 2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh coconut, shredded
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Keep boiling for about five minutes while continuing to stir. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls and place in candy papers. For a firmer texture, chill for a few hours before serving.