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    Trinidad Toolum

    Trinidad Toolum. Photo by WizzyTheStick

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    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    WizzyTheStick's Note:

    This is a traditional Trinidadian sweet that used to be popular with children. It's still available from select stores but it's now more of a specialty item. Haven't made this in years but now that I have a child it's time to dust off this recipe.

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    Serves: 18



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cook sugar in a heavy aluminum or iron pot and stir until it liquefies.
    2. 2
      Mix the shredded coconut in with the sugar and stir until well blended.
    3. 3
      Stir occasionally until liquid reddens.
    4. 4
      Add molasses, dried orange peel and ginger.
    5. 5
      Stir to blend and when the mixture starts to rise and fall, stir briskly and keep stirring until it leaves the side of the pot.
    6. 6
      Remove from the heat and drop by table spoon onto a lightly greased tray or dish.
    7. 7
      Shape into balls (about the size of table tennis balls).
    8. 8
      Remove when firm and store in airtight containers.
    9. 9
      * Serving size is a wild guess as I don't remember how much this recipe produces! Same with cooking time.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 27, 2008


      Turned out great! I am excited to try out more of your other recipes. I would also like to know if you know how to make trinidad red pepper mango. I LOVE that and I've been looking everywhere to learn how to make it since we don't get it up here in the states. Any help would be much appreciated :)...Thanks!

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    • on February 25, 2007


      ABSOLUTELY GREAT! I served a double batch of these as something different at a finger food buffet, & they were one of the first to be wiped out! I usually provide copies of the recipes I use [had made 15 copies of this], & they were also gone! This is a real winner!

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    • on December 17, 2006


      These are extremely habit-forming, I had frozen fresh coconut in my freezer to use up so this recipe was a perfect choice, you have to have a sweet tooth for this recipe is is very sweet, the balls hold together wonderful and stay soft, my DH went bonkers over these! thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Trinidad Toolum

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 449.0
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.3 g
    Saturated Fat 16.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 38.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 65.3 g
    Protein 1.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried orange peel

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