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20 Sweet Treats to Make with a Bag of Coconut

Do you have a bag of coconut in your pantry? Chances are you have a key ingredient all set for a great sweet treat. Coconut can be used to flavor so many wonderful foods and it is often overlooked when you are shuffling through the cabinets searching for flavor inspiration. So, today try something new and pick up that bag of coconut and make something. Whether it be a simple coconut macaroon or a full coconut cream pie, it will be a delightful mid-winter treat!

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    20 Sweet Treats to Make with a Bag of Coconut

    If you have a bag of coconut in your pantry, grab it and make some of these delicious sweet treats!

  • Snowball Cupcakes 2 of 21
    Snowball cupcakes

    Give your cupcakes a snowy makeover by dipping them in a fresh bowl of coconut flakes. The coconut covering will complement the moist vanilla coconut flavor of the cake.

    Photo: Average Betty

  • Coconut Apple Carrot Cupcakes 3 of 21
    Coconut Apple Carrot Cupcakes

    These cupcakes taste like an updated fruitcake. They are sweet from the apples and carrots and coconut flakes! Make them today for a fun party treat.

    Photo: Nicole Presley

  • Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies 4 of 21
    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

    Take a bag of coconut and give your chocolate chip cookies a coconut makeover. Stirred into cookies, it gives the dough amazing flavor and texture.

    Photo: Jane Maynard

  • Chocolate Coconut Tamale 5 of 21
    Chocolate Coconut Tamale

    Chocolate coconut tamales are a rich Mexican dessert with a coconut twist. When you make tamales for dessert, be sure to stir some in for terrific coconut flavor.

    Photo: Nicole Presly

  • Coconut French Toast with Pineapple Syrup 6 of 21
    Coconut French Toast with Pineapple Syrup

    Use coconut in breakfast by sprinkling it over crispy French toast drizzled with pineapple syrup. It will give your breakfast instant tropical flair!

    Photo: Macki Cayloma

  • No-Bake Coconut Pie 7 of 21
    No Bake Coconut Pie

    Is the coconut you have in your house raw and unsweetened? Then make this easy pie. It doesn't require any baking and is the most heavenly pumpkin dessert you've ever tasted.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Pumpkin & Coconut Cream Pie 8 of 21
    pumpkin and coconut cream pie

    If you are looking for a truly decadent coconut dessert, make this pie. It has a soft pumpkin underbelly with a fluffy coconut cream topping. It is even decorated with pretty toasted coconut!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Chocolate Covered Coconut Marshmallows 9 of 21
    Chocolate Covered Coconut Marshmallows

    Sweet marshmallows get a wonderful makeover when they are rolled in chocolate and coconut. Grab your coconut and give some favorite marshmallows a new cloak today!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread 10 of 21
    Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread

    If you are making some banana bread, try your hand at adding some coconut. A handful or two stirred in will give it a terrific tropical flair that is a welcome twist on an old favorite.

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Vanilla Bean Macaroons 11 of 21
    Vanilla Bean Macaroons

    Probably the easiest coconut treats to make in a snap are these terrific macaroons. They are full of fresh vanilla and coconut flavor and everyone always loves them.

    Photo: Shaina Olmanson

  • Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies 12 of 21
    Nutty coconut caramel brownies

    There are brownies and then there are these brownies. These decadent sweet treats take regular brownies way over the top with the addition of toasted coconut.

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Chocolate Coconut Balls 13 of 21
    Chocolate Coconut Balls

    Make up some awesome chocolate coconut balls for a sweet treat this winter. These easy, no-bake treats are fun to make and will be a hit with the whole family.

    Photo: iStock/Ockra

  • White Chocolate Coconut Cookies 14 of 21
    White Chocolate Coconut Cookies

    Cookies taste amazing with a heaping dose of coconut. Swirl it into these rich chocolate cookies and enjoy their dreamy, chocolate-coconut flavor once they are baked.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Samoa Popcorn 15 of 21
    Samoa Popcorn

    Make your popcorn taste just like your favorite Girl Scout cookie. Sprinkle in some chocolate, caramel, and coconut for a decadent nibble!

    Photo: Sheri Silver

  • Toasted Coconut Marshmallows 16 of 21
    Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

    Coconut-flavored marshmallows are a terrific winter treat. Use your coconut to dress them up and enjoy them in your cocoa.

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Easy Coconut Pie

    If you need a great dessert in a jiffy, grab your bag of coconut and make this pie. It is so much easier than you think and will be the best coconut-flavored way to end the evening.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Lemon Coconut Squares 18 of 21
    Lemon Coconut Squares

    Lemon squares are a favorite mid-winter treat. Take yours to the next level with a top layer of coconut. They'll be a tropical-like bar everyone will love.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Coconut Chai Oatmeal 19 of 21
    Coconut Chai Oatmeal

    To add new flavor to oatmeal, try stirring in some coconut and a blend of warm spices. It will taste like your favorite chai in a breakfast bowl.

    Photo: Stacie Billis

  • Kiwi-Lime Coconut Bars with Macadamia Crust 20 of 21
    Kiwi-Lime Coconut Bars

    These zesty bars are ripe with sweet lime and coconut flavors. The crust is made with crunchy macadamia nuts and gives the whole bar a satisfying texture and flavor.

    Photo: Katie Goodman

  • No-Bake Samoa Bars 21 of 21
    No-Bake Samoa Bars

    If you want your coconut fix in a jiffy, make these no-bake samoa bars. They contain all the flavors of your favorite Girl Scout cookie—coconut included!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

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