Coconut pyramids

(92 ratings)
Coconut Pyramids
Coconut Pyramids
  • Makes: 15

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    plus cooling
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe A quick and easy sweet treat that's perfect for parties and only 3 ingredients. The kids can easily make these with your help - a real favourite in the goodtoknow office!


  • 1 medium egg white
  • 90g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 125g (4oz) desiccated coconut

For perfect pyramids, use eggs at room temperature, squeaky clean utensils (rub the inside of a lemon around the bowl to ensure it's grease-free) and take care not to over-whisk.


  1. Whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Gradually whisk in the caster sugar, until glossy. Fold in the desiccated coconut.
  2. Divide the mixture into 15 small cone shapes you can use an egg cup to do this. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake in the centre of a preheated oven at 160C (320F, gas mark 3) for 8-10 mins or until light golden in colour.
  3. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. The coconut pyramids may be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

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Yvonne. Try a bit of food colour to brighten them up ( half green half red )

Sharon Crest

Can they be frozen

Elliott's mum

Easy, quick and tasty but I struggled to find a suitable shape and ended up making them too big I think.

Carol Martin

Loved these as a child. In Bolton they were known as Bobbies Helmets. So simple to make, quick to bake & even quicker to vanish.

Natty H

I can see by the photo that you have a pyramid maker.. i have been looking for ages to get one. could you please let me know where you got yours from. I would really appreciate it. Thanks

double d

very quick and tasty. I used granulated sugar 2-3 oz instead. Simples!

Sandra Killen

P.S. Other recipes recommend 45 mins to an hour to bake. This takes one sixth of the time so I could make 6 times the amount (if I baked them separately) for the same fuel cost. Better still!

Sandra Killen

I have viewed other recipes which use the whole egg, double the eggs and/or equal quantities of sugar and coconut. This would appear to be the best recipe as people are more conscious of sugar intake (you use less sugar), coconut is not as popular as it was years ago so people sampling may only take a small bite & discard the rest (so less waste) and one egg (versus 2 in some recipes) also means more economical yet achieving the same results. Well done! I am baking mine on rice paper, a bit more expensive, but NO WASTE. Good in this green era, what? Thank you

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