Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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!

foodenthusiast September 26, 2008

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!

Sydney Mike February 25, 2007

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 :)

Kittencal@recipezazz December 17, 2006