Grandmas Coconut Chews

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You will want to try these grandma's coconut chews, with a chewy coconut filling layered onto a buttery shortbread crust. This is an easy coconut dessert to make. The best thing about this recipe idea is that it's passed down from a grandmother, so you just know it's going to be good. This chewy coconut dessert recipe is full of coconut nutrition and a sweet buttery crust. There is also a gluten-free substitution for this recipe that uses rice flour and potato starch for the crust, and brown rice flour for the filling recipe instead of all purpose flour.

Coconut is a popular fruit that we hear a lot about lately. Unsweetened coconut nutrition can be found in raw coconut, coconut milk, and coconut water. Coconut can be eaten raw, and used for a variety of recipes. Unsweetened coconut nutrition includes dietary minerals of manganese, iron, phosphorus and zinc. The various parts of the coconut fruit have a variety of culinary uses and recipe ideas. The seed of the coconut can provide oil for frying, cooking, and making margarine. The white, fleshy part inside of the coconut seed, known as the coconut meat, can be used either fresh or dried in cooking. Popular coconut recipes include confections and desserts such as macaroon recipes. Desiccated coconut meat or coconut milk that comes from the coconut is often added to curries and other savory dish recipes. Coconut flour made from the coconut is a popular addition to baking recipes and helps in combating malnutrition. Coconut butter is often used to describe coconut oil that is solidified. Dried coconut has a lot of coconut flakes nutrition. Coconut water is a healthy drink that is popular throughout the humid tropic regions of the world and has been recently introduced into the retail market as a processed healthy sports drink in place of other energy drinks.

Nutrition Facts for: Grandmas Coconut Chews from Barefeet In The Kitchen

Ingredients: Butter, sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, vanilla, light brown sugar, shredded coconut.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 200, Calories from Fat 96, Total Fat 10.7g 16%, Saturated Fat 7.1g 36%, Cholesterol 48mg 16%, Sodium 68mg 3%, Potassium 57mg 2%, Carbohydrates 24.3g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%, Sugars 14.7g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 9%

Eating raw coconut is one of the best ways to get all of the coconut flakes nutrition and unsweetened coconut nutrition offered. The name coconut is derived from Portuguese 16th-century sailors who thought that the three small holes on the coconut shell resembled the human face so they dubbed the fruit coco which means grinning face, grin, or grimace. The word nut was later added to the coco in English. The coconut palm tree can grow up to 98 feet tall and the leave fronds from 13 to 19 feet long. In the early stages of a coconuts growth, they contain high levels of water which can be consumed directly as a refreshing drink also known as coconut water. Coconut water lately has been gaining popularity as a sports drink as it contains good levels of sugars, dietary fiber, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.Thank you to Mary at the "Barefeet in The Kitchen" recipe site for grandma's coconut chews. This is just one of the coconut desserts you will find on the site. Some of the recipes found on the site include breakfast ideas, appetizers, main dish recipes, side dish, desserts, salads, gluten free ideas, sandwich recipes and more. *

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