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    Colored Coconut Flakes

    Colored Coconut Flakes. Photo by GaylaJ

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    Spicy Gal's Note:

    There are endless uses for this decorative topping... It's fun to put around individual servings of fruit salad or ambrosia. At Easter, I made a cake in the shape of an egg, and used the colored coconut flakes as "Easter grass" around the cake. I've also made carrot cake in the shape of a carrot, and used green coconut flakes to make a decorative pretend carrot top. You can also make a "fluffy" or "furry" cake by putting the colored flakes on top of the cake's frosting. I'm sure you'll think of many more ways to use it!

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    • 1 cup coconut (shredded or flakes)
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • food coloring


    1. 1
      Put the coconut in a ziploc bag.
    2. 2
      Dissolve a few drops of food coloring in the teaspoon of water, then pour this colored solution over the coconut in the bag.
    3. 3
      Seal the bag and shake until all coconut is uniformly colored.
    4. 4
      Tip: if you make primary colors first, you can use any leftover of that color to make a secondary color (e.g., if you have leftover yellow coconut, add red to make orange).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 16, 2014


      My mother made the most beautiful Easter cake with this recipe; so thank you the coloring worked wonderfully. Thank you.

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    • on July 22, 2011


      This technique worked great, thanks for posting! I used 6 drops of yellow food coloring for my daughter's 1st B-Day "Little Chick" cake & it was a nice bright true yellow.

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    • on May 07, 2011

      I used this for toasted coconut and it worked great. Thanks so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Colored Coconut Flakes

    Serving Size: 1 (91 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 562.3
    Calories from Fat 494
    Total Fat 54.9 g
    Saturated Fat 48.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 31.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    Sugars 6.2 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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