• Laquita’s Coconut Dream Dessert

    I didn’t cheat badly…but I must admit that I did break my no carb rule long enough to take a bite…a rather large bite….of this one. Oh, my gosh it is absolutely delicious if you like creamy coconut heaven!

    Our cousin, Laquita Lane James, made this dessert for our 2013 Lane reunion, and I almost didn’t get a photo of it before it was completely devoured.


    1/2 Cup Butter, melted
    1 Cup Flour
    1 1/4 Cups Coconut
    1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
    1 Cup Slivered Almonds
    1 Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, small
    1 Instant Coconut Pudding Mix, small
    2 2/3 Cups Milk, cold
    2 Cups Cool Whip


    1. Mix first 5 ingredients together and press gently into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

    2. Stirring every 10 minutes, bake until golden, about 25-30 minutes.

    3. Cool.

    4. Press 1/2 of this crunch mixture into the bottom of the 9 x 13 to form a crust.

    5. Mix both pudding mixes with the milk until thickened.

    6. Mix in the Cool Whip.

    7. Pour over the crunch mixture.

    8. Top with the rest of the crunch mixture and chill until serving time.


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    6 Responses to Laquita’s Coconut Dream Dessert

    1. Jan W says:

      This was absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for printing the recipe Fredda!

    2. Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      Oh my! I am so sorry. I think I have written it correctly now; thanks so much for pointing out my mistake. :)

    3. Amna says:

      O-M-G this looks delish! Just wanted to ask if you have used fresh grated coconut, sweetened coconut flakes or dessicated coconut in the recipe? Thanks in advance!

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