Jalao (Coconut and Honey Candy): Is there any food that say "love" better than honey? I don't think so either. Make a bunch of these, and go around spreading sweetness and love.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
To cover the cookie sheet
2 1/4cupscoarse coconut flakes, divided
1cupof dark honey
1tablespoonof finely grated ginger
Grease a tray with the oil.
For the candy
Mix in honey, 2 cups of coconut flakes and ginger. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it starts boiling stir vigorously until the honey has turned a very dark caramel color (about 5 minutes).
Pour the mixture on the oiled tray. Cool to room temperature.
Cover your hands with a bit of oil and make balls about 1.5 in [4 cm] in diameter. Rest on the oiled tray.
Serve at room temperature. For a bit of contrast you can sprinkle with coconut flakes.
This can also be made with molasses, but frankly I dislike molasses very much and couldn't bring myself to even try.The color of your jalaos will depend on the color of the honey you use.