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Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina colada. Make sure you use underripe bananas, as their firm texture works best in this recipe. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

3 reviews

My mama showed me how to make this pie about 40 years ago, just as her mama showed her how...


Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...


Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

6 reviews

Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Fruit Cocktail Cake

This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets...


Oat & Coconut Icebox Cookies

2 reviews

This recipe was passed down through my family from Grandma Irene and is a favorite of my dad and cousin...

Jeweled Coconut Drops

12 reviews

Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...


Lazy Daisy Cake

15 reviews

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...


Pecan Pound Cake

4 reviews

This cake always turns out great. It's wonderful with a steaming cup of coffee on a chilly winter day.


Harveys Coconut Macaroons

1 review

As the executive chef at Harveys, a resort hotel in Lake Tahoe, I modified this classic recipe, which originated a...

Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Coconut Cake Supreme

12 reviews

I make most cakes from scratch, but during the holiday rush, this recipe that starts with a mix buys me...


Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


Holiday Snow Globe Cake

10 reviews

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....


Chocolate Alfajores

Chocolate alfajores, also known as alfajores de chocolate, are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies...

Favorite Coconut Cake

8 reviews

When I need an impressive dessert for a special occasion, this is the recipe I turn to. My guests are...


Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

14 reviews

I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the...


Indulgent Coconut Rice Pudding

4 reviews

This slow-cooked winter comfort dessert is a healthier option for your family that doesn't sacrifice flavor. If you can't find...


Lime & Coconut Cream Pie

2 reviews

My custard pie features two tropical flavors I love. Plus, it’s a breeze to make. I throw most of the...


No-Bake Cornflake Cookies

1 review

I grew up on a farm where we hand-milked cows and had plenty of milk and cream to use for...