Cocadas de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Bars)

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Cocadas de Arequipe

Hola everyone,

Do you love Dulce de Leche and Coconut? Then allow me to introduce you to a delicious dessert, Cocadas de Arequipe. It’s simple and easy to make and an absolutely wonderful.

The aromas in the kitchen were making me so hungry when I was cooking these cocadas, that I just could not wait to eat them. When they finally cooled, I quickly cut myself a piece and bit into it. It was a piece of heaven in my mouth!

Buen provecho!

Cocadas de arequipe con leche



(About 12 Cocadas de Aequipe)

Cocadas de coco y arequipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the coconut and dulce de leche until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until very lightly browned.
  6. Cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.
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  1. says

    What an incredibly delicious treat – I’m sure they did smell wonderful cooking!! but tasted even better when eaten!
    Mary x

  2. Cristina says


    Would it be ok to use regular (non-sweetened) shredded coconut, since the arequipe is already super-sweet?

  3. says

    Hey, I was going to make the version with condensed milk, but found the dulce de leche first. I made these and my husband was blown away. He now wants to move to Columbia.

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