Chocolate Chip Cocada

When I can swing it, my Saturday mornings usually consist of breakfast, a cup of coffee, and The Food Network. Mainly the Pioneer Woman and whatever show is to follow. Yesterday’s following show happened to be the newer show, The Kitchen, which I must admit I haven’t been a huge fan of…until yesterday when they featured several delicious and simple to make deserts. Now they’re speaking my language.

Marcela Valladolid in particular made a lovely little coconut dessert that only had 2 ingredients AND was GF, so naturally I had to make it as soon as possible.

This dessert is known as Cocada in Latin America. It’s known as heaven in my house.


  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 C milk chocolate chips

Now pay attention because this is where it gets tricky. Pour coconut into bowl. Pour sweetened condensed milk on top. Stir to combine, then stir in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into greased 9×13 baking dish, and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.


Let cool and then cut into squares.


Warning: these are highly addictive! Eat safe and enjoy!

Original recipe link:

Meet Molly and Sophie…my sous chefs. They’re not so helpful but their cuteness makes up for it.




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