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Pistachio Coconut Chews Recipe

Pistachio Coconut Chews Recipe

Fans of coconut will enjoy that ingredient in both the top and bottom layers of these nutty, chewy confections. Spiced with cardamom, they have a splash of coconut milk, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:81 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut, confectioners' sugar, coconut milk and corn syrup. Press half of the mixture into a greased 9-in. square pan.
  • 2. Add the pistachios, matcha, extract and cardamom to the remaining coconut mixture and press in an even layer over the top. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1-in. squares. Dip bottoms in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds.