Coconut Drops recipe in Trinidad and Tobago for Sweet TnT Magazine

Coconut Drops recipe for childhood memories

Coconut Drops, the miniature version of Coconut Sweetbread, has always been a favourite locally. Basically using the same ingredients of Coconut Sweetbread, you get a handy homemade snack that is completely different from its larger version. Just like Coconut Sweetbread, it played an important role in our childhood in the Caribbean. See our Coconut Sweetbread recipe here: Granny’s homemade Coconut Sweetbread

Estimated preparation time: 10 minutes

Estimated cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12

Coconut Drops recipe


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 cup raisins

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

½ teaspoon nutmeg

3 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

½ cup evaporated milk

Coconut Drops recipe in Trinidad and Tobago for Sweet TnT Magazine


Whisk butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Beat eggs separately and add to bowl.

Add flour, raisins, essence, nutmeg and milk.

Mix thoroughly with spoon or fingers until a stiff batter is formed.

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F and grease baking tray.

Use a fork to scoop out portions of the dough onto baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Leave to cool before serving.

OPTIONAL: When done, sprinkle with granulated sugar and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, and voila you have homemade coconut drops.Coconut Drops recipe in Trinidad and Tobago for Sweet TnT Magazine

If in your area, whole dried coconuts are not available, or you just don’t want to grate a coconut, feel free to use grated coconut or coconut milk liquid or coconut milk powder available on Amazon.

January 2018 

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