Coconut paste

Coconut paste
Similar to marzipan or walnut paste, coconut paste can be used in a variety of cake or sweet recipes, but you can enjoy munching it just as it is.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

Keywords for this recipe:CoconutPasteSweets

For 150 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 50 g 75 g 150 g 300 g 450 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
15 min.15 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #1
Put 100 g dessicated coconut in the bowl of the food processor (or blender goblet) and blend for about 1 minute until transformed into a finer powder than the original.

This is to give a smoother texture to the paste, more agreeable in the mouth than the shreds of coconut.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #2
Then add 50 g icing sugar.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #3
Blend again, then add 1 egg white a little at a time, just until the paste begins to come together.

Stage 4
Coconut paste : Photo of step #4
It's quite possible that the paste will not form a ball easily like marzipan, and you will need to finish the process by hand. Don't worry, this will not affect the end result.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #5
Finish by shaping the paste into a flat cake, then carefully wrap in plastic film and keep in the fridge, where it should stay usable for several days, even 1 or 2 weeks.


You'll notice that we sweeten this less (icing sugar = 50% powdered coconut) than marzipan, because coconut is naturally sweeter.

For some strange reason, coconut paste tends to harden if kept in the fridge, so to use it soft, remember to take it out at least an hour before using.


Several weeks in the fridge, folded in plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
329 Kcal or 1,377 Kj6 gr69 gr3 gr
16 %2 %6 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
183 Kcal or 766 Kj3 gr38 gr2 gr
9 %1 %4 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Dessicated coconutDessicated coconut: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Coconut tuiles, Coconut pyramids, Coconut sweetcrust pastry, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Succès praliné (praline meringue), Royal icing, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Pink Reims biscuits, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio powder or paste, Almond dacquoise, Stuffed prunes, Strawberry sorbet, Coconut tuiles, ... All

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