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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

    Coconut Nutella Brownies

    My parents were coming over for dinner, and I wanted a fast go-to brownie. My mom loves coconut and chocolate,...


    Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

    My friend shared this amazing malva pudding recipe with me. Malva pudding is a dense, spongy cake drenched in a...


    Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Craving a childhood classic? These sugar-free chocolate chip cookies will bring you all the comfort and joy you remember. Savor...


    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...


    Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

    1 review

    These three-ingredient peanut butter coconut cookies are easy to make, so you'll always have time to make a quick batch....

    Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut cheesecake. It's a holiday showstopper! —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota


    Double Butterscotch Coconut Cake

    2 reviews

    I got this recipe for coconut cake from a co-worker years ago, then I changed it up a bit by...


    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

    German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

    5 reviews

    "People who compliment me on this chocolaty treat are surprised to learn it's a sauerkraut cake," reports Patricia Kile of...


    Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

    6 reviews

    We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty...


    Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark

    1 review

    As kids, my friends and I sandwiched Almond Joys between cookies. For our high school reunion, I re-created the idea...


    Coconut Pie

    26 reviews

    Watching my mother cook from scratch, I hardly knew that anything was available "pre-made" until I'd left home. One of...


    Almond Macaroon Tart

    1 review

    My husband loves his aunt's special almond cake, but she’s very secretive about her recipe. So I used that idea...

    Chocolate-Almond Brownie Pizza

    2 reviews

    Dessert pizza has never been so elegant! Featuring a chewy coconut topping and brownie crust, this treat gives traditional holiday...


    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Lamington Roulade

    1 review

    I am a teacher born in Australia who came to the United States seven years ago via a teacher exchange...


    Baked Apples on the Grill

    3 reviews

    Sweet coconut provides the delicious difference in this fun grilled apples recipe. Our two children enjoy helping me stuff the...


    Christmas Casserole Cookies

    1 review

    The batter for these specialty cookies is baked and then formed into balls. When my son-in-law and grandson are coming...


    Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

    18 reviews

    Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They're great for coconut lovers, textured by the coconut and...


    Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

    11 reviews

    Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared...


    Coconut Raspberry Bars

    12 reviews

    While mixing a batch of plain bars, I was inspired to add raspberry preserves and flaked coconut to the dough…and...

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    Coconut Creme Chocolates

    4 reviews

    I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...


    Coconut Poppy Seed Cake

    10 reviews

    This moist coconut cake is definitely one of my most-requested desserts. Use different cake mixes and pudding flavors for variety....


    Irresistible Coconut Cream Pie

    8 reviews

    My husband and I grow 500 acres of wheat on the farm his family homesteaded in 1889. I grind my...


    Decadent Nanaimo Bars

    1 review

    There are few things as Canadian or as addictive as no-bake Nanaimo bars (named for the town in British Columbia...


    Coconut-Ricotta Balls

    A common sweet in India, these coconut laddus are a simple no-bake cookie that require only a handful of ingredients....


    Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

    1 review

    I make this crunchy, buttery dessert bar with homegrown rhubarb. For an added attraction, serve it warm with frozen yogurt...