Serves 16 squares
6 tbsp (90 ml) granulated sugar
8 tbsp (125 ml) arrowroot starch or cornstarch
¾ cup (75 ml) water
1 x 13 oz (375 ml) full-fat coconut milk (do not use low-fat variety)
½ tsp (2 ml) vanilla extract
¼ cup (125 ml) white chocolate, chopped, optional
toasted, sweetened, shredded coconut, for garnish


  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a medium-sized saucepan and whisk to blend. Add coconut milk and vanilla and stir to mix well. Heat on medium-low, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Mixture should be thick enough to pull away from the sides of pan.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-in (2 L) square pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil. Pour mixture into pan and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm and chilled, at least 8 hours or overnight. Slice into 2-in (5 cm) squares.
  3. Melt white chocolate in a microwavesafe dish in the microwave and drizzle over top of squares. Garnish each square with toasted coconut. Can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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