Chocolate, coconut and caramel. Put them together and you get these No-Bake Coconut Delights. There’s a white chocolate base layer, then a coconut and condensed milk layer, finally topped with caramel sprinkled with toasted coconut.
No-Bake Coconut Delights are quick and easy to make. I popped the tin in the fridge between layers so it would set faster. And just make sure the caramel is on a gentle heat and that you stir it regularly, otherwise it will catch on the bottom of the pan.
These are sweet and can get a little sticky. I’ve mostly kept these in the fridge to prevent them melting in Little Miss Traybakes hands as she devoured them, but there’s something nice about a more gooey caramel layer that only comes from sitting at room temperature. Storage decisions are up to you!
4oz/110g white chocolate
8oz/225g desiccated coconut
3oz/75g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
half a 14oz/396g can of condensed milk
1 tbsp golden syrup (or use honey/maple syrup/corn syrup)
half a 14oz/396g can of condensed milk
toasted coconut, to sprinkle on top
Line a 8″/20cm square tin with parchment paper.
Melt the white chocolate and spread over the base of the tin. Put to one side – or into the fridge – to set.
Mix together the condensed milk (half a regular sized can – you’ll use the rest for the caramel!), vanilla, coconut and icing sugar until well combined. Then spread over the chocolate base.
Combine the rest of the condensed milk with the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small saucepan. Place over a gentle heat and stir frequently until melted and thickened. It should be a light golden color.
Spread the caramel over the coconut base and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
It was still a little too hot here to be turning on the oven more than necessary, so these Chocolate Coconut Bars were the perfect no-bake traybake to make. They are also quite sticky and liable to melting, so are probably best kept in the fridge, which makes them perfect for hot days. Or cold days. Or any day.
And it couldn’t be easier. Melt chocolate. Let it set. Melt butter and condensed milk, add cherries and coconut. Cover with more chocolate!
I’ve also seen this Jelly Squares recipe referred to as Marshmallow Fingers, which makes sense as the topping is pretty much just a simplified marshmallow recipe. Shortbread base, marshmallowy topping and coconut. Really simple and very tasty.
Sydney Specials (or possibly Sidney Specials, there are some discrepancies in the spelling) tick a lot of the classic traybake boxes. Coconut? Check! Cornflakes? Check! Chocolate? Check!
This traybake is very simple and quick to make. Just mix the dry ingredients and add melted butter. Then bake and top with chocolate icing. It would only be simpler if it were no-bake. But there’s flour in this and as my flour packet keeps telling me, you shouldn’t eat raw flour (hasn’t stopped me licking the bowl when I bake a cake though…)
Warning: this Marshmallow Fridge Traybake is very sweet, very gooey and very delicious! It’s got a digestive and coconut biscuit base that is topped with caramel and marshmallow and delivers a serious sugar rush.
It’s another no-bake traybake and although it takes a bit of time to cook the caramel layer, it’s pretty easy to put together. And very quick to disappear in our house. It’s also a useful recipe to have as it uses up the remainder of a tin of condensed milk that you may have opened for another recipe.
Second warning: this is really sticky to work with, especially when you get to the marshmallow swirl, so my advice is to work quickly and be prepared to get melted marshmallow stuck to places other than the caramel layer.
Nope, I have no idea where the name French Chew comes from either! This was a new traybake to me. I don’t remember ever eating French Chew. I don’t remember ever baking French Chew. But the recipe looked interesting, so I thought I’d give it a go. Now, having no real point of reference to compare it to (and my internet searching proved fruitless), I therefore have to assume that this is an accurate representation of French Chew.
So, French Chew is a soft sponge base, topped with a thin layer of coconut meringue. That’s it. Pretty simple and straightforward. Also pretty tasty.
It looks a little like Fifteens, before you cut into it anyway. It’s a similar log shape and is coated with coconut, and these No-Bake Date Rolls are just as easy to make, with an equally simple list of ingredients.
These were one of my favorites when I was a child and may explain my continuing love of dates as an adult, and the numerous date traybake recipes I have already made for the blog!
Pastry, jam, pineapple and coconut. It all sounds like a pretty good combination of flavors. And you’d be right! This Pineapple Coconut Slice has a layer of pastry topped with jam (I went for raspberry), pineapple pieces (tinned works great) and then a coconutty mixture, which turns beautifully golden after it’s been baked.
Yes, you have to make pastry for this, but it’s really not that tricky and you’re covering it with lots of toppings, so don’t worry too much about it. And the coconut mixture is quite stiff, so you have to scatter it over the top and press it down a bit, but it all works out in the end, and a little piece of pineapple peeking thought the coconut here and there gives a glimpse of what’s to come!
Chocolate! Marshmallow! Weetabix?! Yes, you did read that correctly. These Mallow Squares have Weetabix in the base. Mixed with some sugar and coconut, of course, I’m not going to try to pretend that these are some sort of breakfast food!
I guess it shouldn’t be all that surprising that there are traybakes out there with Weetabix in them, I have used Cornflakes (here) and Rice Krispies (here) before and I’m sure I’ve got a few recipes somewhere that use All-Bran. Breakfast cereals are a staple ingredient in the traditional traybake world!
Although not exactly the same as Neapolitan ice cream, the three layers on this Neapolitan Squares traybake look similar enough to earn the name!
It turns out that Neapolitan ice cream was originally available in a variety of flavours and then the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry combination took over as these were most popular in the USA at the time.
While there isn’t chocolate or vanilla in this Neapolitan Squares traybake, it has a digestive/graham cracker base, a sticky coconut middle and a pink-hued strawberry buttercream topping!