Monday, August 31, 2015

Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

Bésame.... bésame mucho, pass me some coconut kisses like they’ll always be mine… no, that’s not how Sinatra’s tune goes, right? Of course not! but kisses are good and Coconut Kisses from Venezuela are even better! Coconut Kisses are a typical pastry from my beloved country, you can go on a trip and find a few vendors selling those down the road, and those were good! Going on a trip with Daddy and the family was an extenuating journey, He wasn’t stopping at all not until arriving our destination, and there were Coconut Kisses lighting things up and adding flavor to the journey! (-:

Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

BUT let me tell you that no Coconut Kiss is as tasty as the ones my granny Pastora used to make, that woman, my god! She used to make the most delicious pastries and sweets you can’t even begin to imagine, just remembering her Coconut Kisses awakes all my senses, so much memories, the sweet smell of Coconut Kisses recently baked, the warm and soft texture… no, no, no, you have no idea what you’re missing until you taste a little bit of Venezuela with this recipe from granny Pastora n_n 

Coconut Kisses are made with piloncillo, flour and coconut flakes, tons of NATURAL coconut flakes! In some households Coconut Kisses are made into cookies but in mine grandma used to baked them as cake, we chopped it into delicate squares and everybody to the kill! But trust me, they’re all delicious and part of every Venezuelan kid’s memory.

Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

Vanessa Hernández
Published 08/31/2015
This homely and genuine coconut kisses are made with piloncillo and real coconut flakes… a traditional delicacy from my beloved Venezuela.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of natural unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 90 grs of butter, unsalted and melted
  • 2 rolls of piloncillo (or panela, or papelón)
  • 1 cup of water (for the piloncillo to be melted in)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract

  • Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven over 350ºF (180ºC), in a bowl mix the flour, the baking powder, ground cinnamon and the natural unsweetened coconut flakes until well combined.
    2. In a separate bowl mix the melted butter with the melted piloncillo, to melt piloncillo add the cup of water into a pan and bring to boil until the piloncillo is completely melted, off heat and leave to cool completely. Then add the egg and whisk until perfectly combined. Mix this mixture with dry ingredients, and add the vanilla extract.
    3. Pour the batter into a baking pan previously lined with parchment paper.
    4. Bake until a cake tester comes back clean about 30 minutes approximately. 
    5. Cut in squares and eat them warm! That is THE BEST way to try them out! Promise n_n 

    Yield: 30 Coconut Kisses
    Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
    Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
    Total time: 40 mins.
    Tags: Besos de Coco, Coconut Kisses, Traditional Sweets, Venezuelan Cuisine, Venezuela, Coconut, Desserts, Piloncillo, Papelón, Panela.

    Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

    Hope you find the homely beauty in these Coconut Kisses, they’re easy to do, ingredients are in every supermarket now, perhaps you can find piloncillo in the International isle or in Mexican grocery stores or even try substituting with raw sugar, but I can’t guarantee the results…hahaha :s 

    Loads of kisses…and Coconut Kisses too! my dear Chokolovers and see you next Wednesday with a new delicious recipe… For more recipes, tips, any questions or comments visit Chokolat Pimienta’s Youtube Channel and don’t forget to Like & SHARE! :D

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