Cocadas de Lechera (Sweet Condensed Milk and Coconut Bars)

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I don’t like staying in the kitchen for hours after cooking the main course making dessert, so I prefer simple desserts for entertaining. These Sweet Condensed Milk Bars or Cocadas de Lechera are the perfect dessert for entertaining.

I wish you all a happy Pascua (Easter) with your families and friends. Hope you enjoy the warm, spring days a head. Have fun with the egg hunts!

Buen provecho!



(About 12 cocadas)

  • Cooking spray, to prepare the pan
  • 1 can (14 oz ) condensed milk
  • 5 cups sweet shredded coconut


  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 sweet condensed milk 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

    When you’re making a holiday meal – something must be simplified! This is packed with goodness and flavor and makes life easy. Happy Easter!

  2. says

    I love coconut so I’d be all over these bars! Mmm, I bet they’re perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  3. Diana says

    I made those for Easter and my family loved them …I didn’t have a chance to eat one. I am making them again. We love your site, all your recipes are simple and they are delicious, Thanks

  4. Cindy says

    I made this recipe last night, so quick and easy, but so delicious. My Columbian friend said this recipe is better than his mothers.

  5. says

    I was looking for a coconut sweet that was slightly different to the Jamaican sweets, Coconut Drops! I think that I’ll try these some time.. Latinos and Caribbeans have a lot in common foodwise!!

  6. Erika says

    These were SO easy to make and came out perfectly baked in a mini muffin pan! They also freeze well. Great recipe!!

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