How-To Color Coconut

Colored coconut flakes can be a great decoration to add to any treat. Easy and cheap to do, colored coconut flakes can add just the right amount of color to your project. Coconut can be used as a garnish or to add texture to a project. With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up, green coconut will make the perfect edible embellishment.

You will need:

  • 1 bag of coconut flakes
  • 1 large resealable plastic bag
  • concentrated food color of your choice

Step 1: Start by dumping the coconut flakes into the plastic bag. Add food color. We used the Americolor gel in Electric Green. The Americolors come in a squeeze tube making them easy to use, but any concentrated food color will work. Start with a smaller amount and add more later on if necessary. To make a nice vibrant bright green, we added about 1/2 tsp.

Step 1

Step 2: Next, seal the bag and begin to knead the coconut with your hands. The food color will start to stick to the coconut, making little clumps. Break the clumps by rubbing them together.

Step 2

Step 3: Continue to blend the color until you have one solid color. If the color needs to be darkened, add more food color and repeat steps 1-3. You now have colored coconut flakes to add to any treat needing a little decoration.

Step 3

Green coconut flakes make an excellent grass for Spring or Easter treats! The coconut makes the prefect bed for these adorable chicks and lambs.

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