Tinting, Toasting & Chocolate-coated COCONUT
Tinting CoconutBlend a few drops of liquid food color with 1 teaspoon water and sprinkle over 1 cup coconut in a plastic bag. Seal and shake until color is well distributed.
Heat oven to 350 F. Spread Baker's Angel Flake coconut in an even layer in a shallow baking pan. Toast 7 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir the coconut or shake the pan frequently so that it will brown evenly. Or, toast in microwave oven on HIGH, 5 minutes for 1-1/3 cups coconut, stirring several times.
Microwave 2 squares of Baker's Semi-Sweet chocolate in microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes until almost melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
Stir until completely melted. Add 1-1/3 cup Baker's Angle Flake coconut; mix well. Spread onto cookie sheet, separating flakes of coconut with a fork. Use a toothpick to separate clumps. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in tightly covered jar. makes about 1-1/2 cups.