Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cocoa Coconut And Peanut Candy

After so many years of not making cookies/candies. I made this candy. Actually I used to when I was schooling until Form 5. To help out mom as well as to put to use the baking skills picked up from home science subject. Certainly mom was impressed for she could brag to our Indian neighbours that she is preparing me for marriage life. In return I can impress my future in laws and hub. Then everything fizzled off by the time I settled down. I couldn't cope with life. Working full time, managing home affairs and studying too. I started working after finishing secondary education for my parents didn't have the funds for my further education. Going back to studies after having a kid wasn't easy but I had to for career improvement.

Anyway no regrets for I eventually ended up in a career I was passionate about. Then another fizzle before I quit after being in the education industry for more than 25 years. Again not a bit of regret. Life has settled down and I chose to work from home. Of course flexible for I can work at my pace by planning my day. Looking at that Mothers day is around the corner, I decided to bake to impress mom again. Unlike me, she loves sweet stuffs. In fact she glowed when she eat this candy. Happiness indeed that after so many years, mom is still who she is though we can kill each other sometimes with differences of opinion.

This crumbly candy with a crispy outer layer I'm sure will also impress your guest during festive seasons.

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup crushed roasted peanuts
1 cup desiccated coconut
Marie Bain (water bath,double boiler technic) - stir and simmer sugar, cocoa, butter and milk to dissolve sugar and for a thick consistency. 
Remove the mixture and cook down. 
Combine and gently stir in peanuts and coconut for a thick dough.
Place on plastic/cling wrap.
Tightly roll for a long piece of log depending how thick or thin preferred. 
Leave it in the fridge for around 2 hours to set
Then remove wrap and cut into round pieces. 
Place the pieces on a greased baking tray.
Bake at 170C for 30 mins  for a nice crispy top layer. .
Cool down. 
Optional - dust some icing sugar on top. 
Store in airtight container. 
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  1. i was i wish i was ur neighbor...looks so good...

  2. Happy mother's day to u too. Delicious candy on most lovely day.

  3. Wow, I have never eaten such a candy before. Coconut + peanut. I wonder how it would taste like. I love peanut. The twist in taste by the coconut will be interesting.

  4. Wow those candies out there makes me hungry. The presentation is great. I m sure the two ladies in ur life would be happy to have this candy. Happy mothers Day.

  5. I have a very good relationship with my mom.She is my inspiration. Mothers are. They nurture the kids and the saddest part is they have to let go the kids once they become independent.I always wonder this part must be very difficult for them.But this is how circle of life works.
    By the way delicious candy.
    & thanks for the comment moderation setting.
    Take care & happy Mothers day.

  6. Lovely post Nava. Wishing you and your Mom a very happy mother's day and many more such happy moments to come. Candies look wonderful :-)

  7. happy mothers day.. Lovely candy nice way to celebrate

  8. Happy mother's day.. Delicious candies..coconut, peanut and cocoa all three are my favourite.. will surely try this candy..

  9. They look so delicious :) By the way, coconut is my favorite! I have everything coconut, breakfast oats, body lotion, body wash, hand cream, the list goes on and on! haha!

  10. Nava,Love the way u genuinely expressed ur feelings.Moms approving of everything happens only in movies, saying o.k itself is like a big yes :)
    Candies look yummy!

  11. Lovely post Nava, Wish u a very happy mother's day
    Candies are simply superb...

  12. Love coconut and this candy looks delicious.

  13. wonderful post..happy mother's day..
    candies looks awesome..nice presentation

  14. I pray that the love and bond you share with the two ladies in your life, may always grow stronger.. God bless.. Love candies since I was in school.. I must try your recipe Nava :-)

  15. Awesome clicks Nava . Love those candies , wish to grab one

  16. I agree that all relationships are never smooth-sailing, no matter how close you are. Nevertheless, I'm glad u had a great time bonding with each other. Awesome bake, Nava!

  17. Reading your post made me think about my relationship with my mom. We had our fair share of storms in the past but then I was immature then. It's a lovely relationship now and I call her up every single day...she lives 350 kms away.

    The candies look so tempting!! Patience isn't your virtue? I doubt it!:)

  18. Love your hubby's take on relationship. Sweet!

    And love this candy you ahve shared. I know my mum will go gaga when I make these for her.

  19. Lovely Post Nava... wonderful candies :)

  20. nice presentation nava.. beautiful candies..

  21. LOL...everybody but no talent..better buy :p...But yours are simply delightful to the it taste great

  22. wonderful post with really yum recipe.. pass one to me..:)

  23. very cute candies...yummy...

  24. Oh Yeah! Blame the generation gap, HaHa - that is the easiest way to get away!
    Even my bonding with my mom is never easy, but very strong just like your case!!
    Also you must be doing a gangnum style dance for your spouse's comment - that sounded genuine and very special!!
    Cookie looks incredible! Love the variation of adding desiccated coconut!

  25. A beautiful post to read my friend :)
    And this candy sounds too delicious!

    Choc Chip Uru

  26. Lovely post Nava...and yes, peanuts, coconut and cannot go wrong!
    Have a great week :)

  27. Belated Mother's Day wishes to you dear. Hope you had a wonderful day.
    Oh my oh my. Candies look amazing!

  28. The combo ingredients on this special candy sound very tasty,btw Great post Nava :)

  29. one look at your pic and i was drooling!! They looook sooo inviting!!

  30. hi the combo of cocoa, coconut and peanut....ive tried making it before but mine always never gets harden and a bit too soft in gona bookmark urs n try it out when time permits...mum n daughter relationship is very unique...coz its only to mum that a daughter shows her true feelings and no matter how bad they argue the bond will only grow to be stronger!! its so special to have a mum or a daughter....its a companion of a LIFETIME!!

  31. What a nice combi and add of coconut is so yummy. Love it.


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