1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Cocadas - Coconut Macaroons with Dulce de Leche & Chocolate

User Rating 3 Star Rating (1 Review)


Cocadas - Coconut Macaroons with Dulce de Leche & Chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Cocadas

Marian Blazes

Cocadas are sweet coconut cookies - a South American variation on a coconut macaroon. Cocadas are typically molded into a dome shape, and vary from bite size to quite large. The larger ones have a delicious soft center. You can use sweetened or unsweetened dried coconut, depending on your preference.

These chocolate dipped cocada cookies have dulce de leche in the mix, giving them an extra rich butterscotch-caramel flavor. Cocadas are easy and fun to make - children will enjoy helping with these.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 cups shredded sweetened dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup dulce de leche, homemade or purchased
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate, or chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the condensed milk, cornstarch, vanilla, egg whites, and salt together. Stir in the coconut.

  3. Microwave the dulce de leche for a few seconds if it is cold, until it can be stirred easily.

  4. Mix the dulce de leche into the coconut mixture. Chill mixture for about 30 minutes.

  5. Make golf ball size balls of the coconut mixture with 2 spoons or an ice cream scoop (or with the palms of your hands) and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchement or wax paper. Dampen your hands or the spoons to help prevent sticking.

  6. Bake cocadas for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  7. Place the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl, and place bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Stir until chocolate is melted.

  8. Dip cocadas into the chocolate to coat the bottoms of the cookies, then return them to the baking sheet. Chill until chocolate is set.

  9. Store cocodas in an airtight container. Makes about 20-25 cocodas.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 3 out of 5
Needs to be revised., Member LoraS.

Between the ingredients and the preparation, there are a couple of errors......The ingredients call for 1Tbsp cornstarch, however its not in the prep........in the prep. it calls for egg, not in the ingredients list. This was a school project....they taste alright. We used one egg, however the girls didn't use the cornstarch, they were unsure where it should be added. They were a little ""crumbly"". but overall were not that bad.

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. South American Food
  4. Desserts
  5. South American Cookies
  6. Coconut Macaroons with Dulce de Leche & Chocolate - Recipe for Cocadas - Cocadas con Manjar y Chocolate

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.