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Chancacas are a traditional Colombian coconut candy from Buenaventura, Colombia, a seaport city on the Pacific Ocean. They are made with panela and coconut. Fresh coconut is preferable to dried shredded coconut, but either can be used. The chancacas have a chewy consistency and are flavored with zest of lime and cinnamon.[1]

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  1. ^ Chancacas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy) by Erica Dinho on September 28, 2012 My Colombian recipes