"SNOWFLAKES IN THE TROPICS"
"Snowflakes in the Tropics"
- Cooking Time: 25-35
- Servings: 16-18
- Preparation Time: 25
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1 cup sugar or equivalent of agave syrup
- 5 eggs
- 1 tsp. Cointreau
- 19 graham crackers crushed
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup crushed fresh or canned pineapple (no juice)
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup or as needed powdered sugar
- Extra coconut flakes to finish
Set oven to 325 degrees. Butter or spray 2 cupcake tins or loaf pans.
First take the graham crackers and place in a large plastic bag.
Crush with a mallet and then add the baking powder. Close the bag and combine.
In a mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the pineapple.
Turn to low and add the eggs, one at a time.
Next add the Cointreau and the graham crackers.
Mix quickly, turn down to low and add the coconut and the nuts.
Finish with a spatula and then fill the tins with an ice cream scoop.
Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean.
Turn out while still hot. Pour a little pineapple juice on each one and roll in powdered sugar and then pack on the coconut.