Coconut Fudge

This delightful Coconut Fudge is a unique and irresistible treat designed for the festive spirit of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It has a perfect balance of textures, the golden crunch of caramelized coconut blending with the velvety smoothness of the fudge base. It is an addictive treat that can be enjoyed by all. It’s a simple yet indulgent way to make your holidays memorable and delicious.

 What sets this fudge apart is its distinctive recipe, made without sweetened condensed milk, offering a lighter, less overwhelmingly sweet experience.

With its simplicity and unique ingredients, this fudge is sure to become a centerpiece of your festive celebrations, bringing joy and sweetness to every gathering.

How to make coconut fudge

Begin with preparing the caramelized coconut. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water. Let it cook without stirring until the sugar dissolves and turns caramel-colored. Add shredded coconut and stir continuously for about 1 minute until it becomes golden brown. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl, and set aside to cool.

Now, move on to making the fudge. Grease an 8-9 inch (20-23cm) square pan with butter and set it aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered milk and salt. In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, then add butter. Stir until the butter melts, and remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and stir to combine.

Pour the syrup over the powdered milk mixture and mix until well blended. Reserve ⅔ cup (50g) of caramelized coconut for the topping. Fold in the remaining caramelized coconut and unshredded coconut. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle the reserved caramelized coconut on top. Allow it to cool completely at room temperature.

Once cooled, cut the fudge into pieces and serve.

Hope you will share this delightful Coconut Fudge with loved ones during Christmas gatherings, or let it be the sweet finale to your New Year’s Eve festivities. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

Other fudge recipes you may like to try

Indulge in the perfect blend of tart cranberries and crunchy pistachios with our Cranberry Pistachio Fudge. A delightful, festive treat that’s sweet, nutty, and irresistibly delicious.

Enjoy pure chocolate bliss with our Chocolate Fudge. It’s the perfect melt-in-your-mouth treat for your sweet cravings, perfect for any occasion.

Make the simplest homemade chocolate fudge with this Sweetened Condensed Milk Chocolate Fudge recipe. In just 5 to 10 minutes, achieve a smooth and creamy texture without any cooking – just melt the chocolate, and you’ll experience pure chocolatey delight.

Coconut Fudge with caramelized coconut

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Coconut Fudge with caramelized coconut - Christmas fudge

Coconut Fudge

3.96 from 24 votes
This delightful Coconut Fudge is a unique and irresistible treat designed for the festive spirit of Christmas and New Year's Eve. It has a perfect balance of textures, the golden crunch of caramelized coconut blending with the velvety smoothness of the fudge base. It is an addictive treat that can be enjoyed by all.
Servings 50 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

For Caramelized Coconut

  • 1/3 cup  (70g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water
  • 1 ⅓ cup (100g) unsweetened shredded coconut

For the Fudge

  • 4 cups (500g) powdered milk
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 1 ¼ cup (250g) sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup (100g) unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

Prepare the caramelized coconut.

  • Place the sugar and water in a medium heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, and cook without stirring until the sugar dissolves and gets a caramel color.
  • Add shredded coconut and stir continuously for about 1 minute until it becomes golden brown.
  • Remove from heat, transfer it to a bowl and set aside to cool.

Prepare the fudge.

  • Grease with butter an 8-9 inch (20-23cm) square pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered milk with salt.
  • In a medium saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Let it simmer over low heat for 10 minutes then add butter. Stir until butter is melted and then remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Pour the syrup over the powdered milk mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Reserve ⅔ cup (50g) caramelized coconut for topping.
  • Fold in the remaining caramelized coconut and shredded coconut.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining caramelized coconut on top.
  • Let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Whole FuddgeCalories: 5302kcalCarbohydrates: 601.2gProtein: 181.8gFat: 253.4gSaturated Fat: 177.4gCholesterol: 571mgSodium: 5028mgPotassium: 775mgFiber: 18gSugar: 563.9gCalcium: 5830mgIron: 28mg
Calories: 5302kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, coconut fudge, fudge, no-bake dessert

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  1. is it fresh coconut or desicated coconut?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      It is desiccated coconut.

  2. Will honey work in place of the white sugar in this recipe?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Yes, I have tried using honey instead of sugar in this kind of fudge and really loved it. For 4 cups (500g) powdered milk use about 5-6 oz (160-170g) honey.

  3. Jana Kvasnicova says:

    What can I use instead of the powdered milk?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Sorry for the late answer, you can also try the recipe with coconut milk powder or use a different recipe with chocolate and sweetened condensed milk you an see here :https://www.homecookingadventure.com/easy-chocolate-fudge/

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