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16 Fast, Easy Coconut Desserts That Are Creamy, Dreamy Delicious

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Slightly sweet and a little bit nutty, there’s nothing like coconut to take dessert to the next level of deliciousness. We like to add it to all sorts of goodies to treat ourselves to a taste of the tropics without leaving home. That’s why we’ve gathered our favorite recipes for coconut desserts — they’re perfect for adding bit of sunshine to any day. Whether it’s refreshing no-bake key lime coconut cheesecake or a cozy slice of coconut-filled fudgy Bundt cake, there’s a treat to satisfy any sweet craving. Just keep scrolling to find your new favorite dessert!  

2 tricks for even more coconut flavor

Can’t get enough coconut? Here are delicious ideas for enjoying it even more.

1. Grease pans using unrefined coconut oil

Because coconut oil has a high smoke point similar to butter, and butter is often used to grease pans, coconut oil is a wonderful alternative. Not only does it provide the same nonstick effects, it will boost coconut flavor all around. Be sure to use unrefined coconut oil, as it has undergone less processing and retains more of its natural coconut flavor compared to refined coconut oil.

2. Swap Cool Whip for CoCoWhip

Lots of recipes often call for whipped cream – whether it’s folded into a batter or dolloped on top. Instead of using the traditional stuff, amp up the coconut flavor by using a tub of CoCoWhip. Not only does it cause coconut fans to rejoice, but it also is a great dairy-free alternative to lighten up any treat.

16 recipes for coconut desserts

From fudge to fruity and everything in between, these coconut confections are the stuff of dreams.

1. Samoa Cheesecake with Fudge Drizzle

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This decadently delicious twist on a Girl Scout cookie favorite will delight from first sight to last bite.

2. Double-Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

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This twist on a classic Mounds bar is a cinch to make, thanks to boxed cake mix and an easy coconut filling.

3. Keto Coconut Fudge Bars

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These scrumptious coconut bars are covered in rich chocolate for an extra-sweet treat.

4. Coconut Key Lime Cheesecake

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Graham crackers and coconut flakes create the decadent crust on this no-bake delight.

5. Blackberry-Coconut Cupcakes

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Easy from-scratch berry frosting gives these treats a hint of eye-catching purple.

6. Tropical Ice Cream Cake

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5 ingredients are all it takes to make this frozen no-bake delight that is guaranteed to hit the spot.

7. Coconutty Cheesecake

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All the rich taste, but not the carbs, of your favorite creamy treat, thanks to our nutty crust.

8. Strawberry Coconut Cake

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Our pretty showstopper is a breeze to whip up with a mix.

9. Vegan Coconut ‘n’ Almond-Crusted Cheesecake

Vegan Coconut ‘n’ Almond-Crusted Cheesecake sits on a white stand (coconut desserts)
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Dairy-free never tasted so creamy in our treat that’s made even more tempting by a nutty coconut-almond crust.

10. Fudgy Coconut Brownie Bites

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Rich fudge and creamy coconut combine in one ultra-decadent dessert.

11. Coconut Snowball Cheesecake

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Rich, creamy and no-bake easy, our chocolate cookie-crusted confection is a sensational delight from first sight to very last bite.

12. Raspberry-Coconut Cupcakes

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Jelly-donut lovers will flip for these berry-licious bites.

13. Tropical Strawberry Cake

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No one will guess this showstopper starts with cake mix.

14. Decadent Almond Joy Bars

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Almond flour and coconut cream make for a healthy treat with all the elements of a candy store favorite.

15. Key Lime ‘n’ Coconut Cheesecake Minis

Key Lime ‘n’ Coconut Cheesecake Minis sits looking yummy (coconut desserts)
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These single-serve cheesecakes flavored with lime zest and coconut deliver a taste of the tropics.

16. Chewy Caramel-Coconut Delights

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This Girl Scout-inspired cookie is topped with caramel for a sweet-and-salty combo.


Want even more coconut sweetness? Click through the links below:

A Sweet Coconut Dessert You Can Make in 3 Easy Steps

Why You Should Use Coconut Sugar, The Paleo-Friendly Sugar Alternative

Strawberry Mousse Cake With Coconut Cream Is The Dairy-Free Dessert of Your Dreams

Related: This Cruller Recipe Helps You Get Your Donut Fix Fast — No Kneading Required!

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