Community Picks -- Coconut

June  6, 2013

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Coconut contest!

Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)  

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Coconuttiest Shortbread Cookies


Around-the-World Coconut Popcorn Mix


Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies


OMG! Coconut Pound Cake


Chocolate-Balsamic Macaroons


Perfect Coconut Cream Pie

Community Picks (tested by you!)

Bibingka: Goan Layered Coconut Cake
Ceylonese Cashew Coconut Chicken
Coconut Milk Caramels
Indian-style Spiced Peas with Toasted Coconut
Kanom Krok
Perfect Coconut Cupcakes
Quick Chai French Toast
Slum Dog Millionaire's Shortbread

Photos by James Ransom

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db June 6, 2013
Why have I never thought of putting coconut on my popcorn?! I really want to try this for our popcorn movie night! I'd love for you to share this post if you don't mind with my food community on Or I can with a link back :)
creamtea June 6, 2013
Congratulations to all the CP's. They look killer!
fiveandspice June 6, 2013
Wow, everything here looks so good! Why oh why are we not allotted 25,000 calories a day instead of 2,500?! It would leave so much more room for eating all this delicious coconut all day long!
em-i-lis June 6, 2013
Thank you so much for the CP for my pie! Beautiful pic!
These all look incredible and many are on my to-be-made short list!!
Hilarybee June 6, 2013
Thanks for choosing my shortbread cookies. I'm seriously addicted to the Almond butter, Dark Chocolate and Coconut cookies. So good!
foxeslovelemons June 6, 2013
This is not helping me get over my recent coconut addiction, in any way. Regardless, congrats to all the CPs, and thanks for choosing my macaroons!
ChefJune June 6, 2013
Thanks for choosing my cake as a CP! (FWIW, it's better done in a Bundt pan.) All the recipes look and sound so wonderful. I could gain 100 pounds just from reading the recipes!
Kenzi W. June 6, 2013
I think I did. Aren't they wonderful?
Kukla June 6, 2013
Many congratulations to all CP’s!!
I love all these wonderful coconut dishes I need to try ! Congrats to all !
hardlikearmour June 6, 2013
My sweet tooth is aching looking at all this coconutty goodness!