Toasted Coconut Chips in Under 10 Minutes

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Toasted coconut chips are relatively healthy, insanely delicious, and totally addictive. If you like the store-bought kind, you will love this easy homemade sweet and salty version using unsweetened flaked coconut.

Toasted Coconut Flakes
You might see these at Trader Joe’s, sold as roasted coconut chips [paid link], or you may have encountered a version made by Dang [paid link] sold at other grocery stores.

On Amazon right now, it costs $2.26 an ounce for the Trader Joe’s chips (they are less in the store), $1.42 an ounce for Dang chips, and $0.26 per ounce for unsweetened flaked coconut. Just how hard could it be to toast and sweeten coconut myself?

I experimented with toasting coconut on the stovetop and in the oven, using different types of sugars, and at which stage to add the sugar.

In the end, I developed a recipe for toasted coconut with caramel and sea salt that tastes just like the Dang chips. Bonus: The whole thing is done in under 10 minutes! Get ready to get snacking!


Use unsweetened flaked coconut. This won’t work well with the sweetened shredded coconut. (If you have some time and a coconut, learn how to make your own in my post on desiccated coconut.)

The chips can quickly go from toasted to burnt in the oven, so be sure to keep your eye on them.

You can eat them immediately, and you will totally want to, but they will be crispier after they cool. They will last for several weeks in an airtight container.

Flavor Options

While I make mine with sugar and salt, you can also experiment with other flavor options like:

  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • chocolate
  • curry
  • pumpkin pie spice
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Toasted Coconut Chips

Coconut chips are sweet, salty, not at all greasy, relatively healthy, insanely delicious, and totally addictive.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 140kcal
Author Stefani


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Stir the sugar, water, and salt together until they combine to make a thick liquid.
  • Pour the mixture over the coconut flakes and gently stir to coat the flakes.
  • Spread the flakes out on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Bake for 5 - 10 minutes. Check on the flakes regularly until they are lightly toasted. They can quickly go from toasted to burnt, so be sure to keep your eye on them.
  • You can eat them immediately, but they will be more crispy after they cool.



Dang coconut chips are made with coconut sugar. If you choose to, you can replace the granulated sugar in this recipe with coconut sugar. I tried this method and found that results tasted so similar to the granulated sugar that it wouldn't be worth spending the extra money on coconut sugar unless you planned to use it for something else as well.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Confusedsays:

    Where is the caramel part? Title says caramel salted coconut and zero mention of caramel in recipe? Do you add caramel instead of sugar?? Misleading

  2. Bryansays:

    4 stars
    Pet peeve. When people leave a comment without trying the recipe. This isn’t Facebook. Quit writing “Looks yummy!” or “Can’t wait to try!” Try it already! The whole point of commenting is to give feedback and a constructive critique of the recipe.

    For example, I used a TBSP of real maple syrup for every cup of coconut instead of using sugar. It turned out just like the Dang brand.

    There, I’m done.

  3. Jose Proanosays:


    I followed the instructions of the coconut toasted chips but I didn´t get the texture of the Dang chips. Can you help me please?. Maybe I miss some steps before.

  4. Jackiesays:

    Where’s the caramel?

  5. Dorissays:

    Just made these-delicious!!

  6. Sonae Domingosays:

    Just made these tonight after obsessing over toasted coconut chips. They came out amazing! Simple recipe and super easy to follow. I used coconut sugar. I doubt I’d purchase another bag of Dangs. Thank you!

  7. Sally Bsays:

    You have read my mind!!! I am completely obsessed with coconut chips, and wandered passed the coconut flakes in the grocery store and wondered how hard it would be to make them myself. Thank you so much!!!

  8. Granite Worktops Hertfordshiresays:

    This looks like a deliciously great idea! Whilst I love snacking on nuts from time to time, they can get a little tedious and bland. Need a little something different to add some dimension to healthy snacks!

  9. shannon @ a periodic tablesays:

    i LOVE the Dang coconut chips – they’re my favorite snack and i obsess over them – and i’m so happy you figured out a homemade version! I’ve had it on my list to tackle, but haven’t gotten to it. Can’t wait to try these.

  10. Coleen's Recipessays:

    I want to make this for a friend. How well does it store? Does it have to be eaten right away? I have in mind to let it cool well then packing it into a pretty jar to give as a gift. Any thoughts?

    • Stefsays:

      You can definitely gift it. I’m not exactly sure how long it will keep, but my bet would be somewhere around a month.

  11. Switching To Slimming Worldsays:

    it looks yummy , i really like this kind of food blogs, coz i can learn lots of things,recipes, cooking tips, metherds, ect from u all,u know i am a good eater, so now i have to control my bad habits,because i had to face lots of health problems, so now i am controling my bad habits and Switching To Slimming World

  12. Melaniesays:

    Looks yummy! Where does the sea salt come in? ;)

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