EASY Coconut Clusters

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These coconut clusters couldn’t easier and they are SO delicious. They are one of my go-to last minutes holiday recipes. Mix three ingredients, scoop them out onto a cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes and you’re done – so simple!! Oh, I should mention that they are gluten-free, too!

Coconut Clusters

These coconut clusters that originate from Brazil taste a lot like the coconut macaroons, which is to say that the main flavor is sweetened toasted coconut (fine by me!). The main difference between the two is the texture. Coconut macaroons are typically dense and cakey, while these clusters are light and very chewy.

Coconut Clusters

How to Make Coconut Clusters

To make these, you need just three ingredients:

  • Unsweetened flaked coconut – Although you could use any unsweetened desiccated coconut for this recipe, I strongly recommend using coconut flakes for taste and appearance.
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract

Mix all of the ingredients together, scoop clumps of it onto a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet and bake! 

It couldn’t be easier!


Try making a chocolate version like I do with my chocolate macaroons

Consider adding in nut and seeds like in these hemp and pumpkin seed clusters.

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Coconut Clusters

These coconut clusters are light, chewy, and SO easy to make - all you need is coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 68kcal
Author Stefani


  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to scoop the mixture onto parchment- or Silpat-lined cookie sheets, spacing the scoops two inches apart from each other. The mixture won't be all that sticky and it might look like it's totally falling apart (so much so that you absolutely need a scoop for this - it will fall apart in your hands), but once it bakes, it all comes together.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges of the coconut clusters are browned.
  • Leave on cookie sheet to cool. Use a spatula or bowl scraper to peel the clusters off of the cookie sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few days.


Adapted from a recipe in the book Monster Cookies.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. Nikhilsays:

    5 stars
    Very nice recipe and one of the innovative dish.thanks for sharing

  2. Insitysays:

    Wow its amazing and so simple. I will definitely try it

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    4 stars
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  4. Piyushsays:

    5 stars
    It’s Great

  5. Piyushsays:

    5 stars
    awesome, thank you so much this what i was finding.

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    it is very simple to do thank for sharing this info

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    3 stars
    it is very simple to do thank for sharing this info

  8. Meenakshi @ Way2flowers Cup Cakessays:

    5 stars
    Hi Stef, You know I love the way you bake it, it is very simple and really want to adopt it for my online cake portal.

    You are rock! Thank you for sharing such good and easy way. Keep helping us.

  9. endeesays:

    Hey, this Brazilian coconut clusters is very great. i like to Brazilian coconut clusters pictures. i love to eat this coconut clusters. your recipe is very useful . i will make this coconut clusters and eat

  10. Abhishek Pandeysays:

    Thanks for share… I will try to make this delicious Brazilian coconut clusters. :)

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    Tried quite a few times, initially doesn’t come good but now able to prepare the in the exact way. Loved the yummy cookies.

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  14. fruit cakessays:

    Wow its really simple. No needs time. I tried this Brazilian coconut clusters its really tasty. Thank you for sharing such good and easy one.

  15. Angel Costasays:

    I am Brazilian and I don’t think have ever seen these here. Coco(s) is just the brazilian word for coconut.

    I do believe this is a spin-off from the classic “bejinho de coco” (coconut kiss), which is made by putting one can of condensed milk in medium fire with 1/2 cup of ground coconut mixing until you can see the bottom of the pan.

    If you change the coconut for chocolate, you’ll get “brigadeiro”. Similar to a fudge, but WAY better and simpler. It is THE brazilian recipe to try.

  16. Baby Junesays:

    Those sound great! It’s always interesting to try treats from other countries :)

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