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How to Toast Coconut

Get recipe: Toasted Coconut-Golden OREO Cookie Balls

If you learn how to toast coconut you'll have the key to this delicious topping. Put toasted coconut on a variety of baked goods and treats, like our Easy Coconut Cream Pie or Toasted Coconut-Golden OREO Cookie Balls. Top cupcakes, sweet bread loaves and cookies. Add another dimension of flavor to morning favorites like oatmeal or pancakes when you sprinkle toasted coconut on top. Once you understand how to toast coconut the options are limitless!

Warm up when you use toasted coconut as the perfect hot chocolate topper. Think outside the box: consider adding toasted coconut to a curry or stir fry. Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in toasted coconut before serving a chocolate martini. From blondies to tarts and even smoothies, toasted coconut offers lots of possibilities. Bring our Caramel-Chocolate Cookie Bars to your next potluck and watch them disappear. Everyone will love the flavor added by toasting the coconut to golden goodness.

To Toast Coconut You Will Need:

  • An oven-safe baking pan
  • Or, a microwave-safe dish
  • Something to stir with

Toasting coconut is easy, just follow these simple steps:

How to Toast Coconut in the Oven:

  • Spread BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut evenly in shallow baking pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  • Remove promptly from pan.

How to Toast Coconut in the Microwave:

  • Spread BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or until lightly browned, pausing to stir every minute.
  • Watch carefully as coconut can easily burn!

Now that you know how to toast coconut you can top drinks, desserts and more with it! Don’t forget to explore our other How-To tips like How to Make Buttercream Frosting, or How to Make the Best Cupcakes, so you can build the perfect platform for your toasted coconut. With tips from Kraft Recipes you can make anything you want to top with toasted coconut, as well as countless entrées, sides and delicious appetizers and party food.