Most Delicious Bukayo Recipe

Bukayo recipe

We have presented with a new Filipino dessert recipe named Bukayo recipe. This Filipino recipe is a candy version of coconut meat. It is a traditional sweetened and popular candy strip.

Simmering the strips of young coconut with brown sugar and water is the traditional dessert making way. It tastes like consistency when the ingredients are melted and become a chewy caramel.

Read our recipe and try to make it easily at home. This recipe is so healthy that support your immune functions overall.

The people who are suffering much in digestive problem can be helpful taking this dessert any time for improving their bowel digestion and movement.

Bukayo recipe

What Bukayo recipe actually is

This coconut strips Bukayo recipe is originated from Lingayen of Pangasinan idolized by many people. We combine Muscovado sugar in this version to lessen sweet for more taste.

The meat strips are taken from mature coconut. The traditional Bukayo can be bought in some markets and that recipe is comparatively chewy and soft.

We recommend to consume from the moderation. The candies of Bukayo can be shaped in various ways. It can be round, ball or flat circle. Some people cut it like square shape.

Coconut for Bukayo

Coconut is the speculation and interpretation subject has been a matter regarding the wide distribution of natural origin. It is found mainly in the Southeast coastal areas like Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.

For higher nutritional benefits, coconut has become the suitable element and growing throughout the environmental world.

Apart from the recipe, coconut is the source of sweet taste, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Most migrants and headaches are caused by dehydration which is fully removed by coconut juice.

Benefits of this fruit

Coconut is one kind of exotic fruit for its available dietary advantages. It is a delicious flavor rich in nutrient elements like vitamins and minerals.

It contains also low sodium and high potassium that is benefit for the people who have much pressure of high blood. It is also useful for heart health as it has no trans fat, loaded with dietary fiber and free from gluten.

The coconut juice also boost up the human hydration. It supplies many electrolytes that are need for balancing mechanisms.

Bukayo recipe

Bukayo recipe
  • Prep Time12 min
  • Cook Time35 min
  • Total Time47 min
  • YieldBukayo
  • Serving Size14
  • Energy126 cal
  • Cuisine
    • Filipino
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Low Calorie
    • Low Fat
  • Tags

Ingredients of Bukayo recipe

  • 3 cups of buko coconut meats
  • 1 and ½ cups of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of Muscovado sugar
  • 2 and ½ tbsp of buko water or juice
  • 3 pieces of calamansi
  • Sesame seeds
  • Banana leaves

Instructions for Bukayo recipe


Pour firstly the Muscovado sugar, coconut juice and brown sugar into the saucepan. Combine them well and apply the heat at your oven. Cook and bring it into a simmer.


Heat it at very lowest speed and cook for 1 minute or more until the sugar is dissolved.


Now add the calamansi juice and buko strings to it.


Mix that buko strings for making the coat with sugar. Cook continuously 15 minutes or until the sugar syrup becomes thickened and caramelized.


When your Bukayo mixture will be enough sticky, then made it shape and it will be done.


Now turn off your heat. Allow it be cool about 1 or 2 minutes. Set a banana leaf on the top of a flat circle place and the leaf which is prepared with greased completely from before.


Form that Bukayo mixture on that leaf and do this process repeatedly until any mixture rests. Set aside and wait for drying completely.


When this recipe will be dry completely, serve it in the jar or store in refrigerator.

This is an extra note from author. This can be any tip, suggestion or fact related to the recipe.
  • Serving Size14
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories126
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat4 g78 g5.13%
  • Saturated Fat3.6 g20 g18%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat- g
  • Monounsaturated Fat- g
  • Cholesterol0 mg300 mg0%
  • Sodium7.3 mg2300 mg0.32%
  • Total Carbohydrate23 g275 g8.36%
  • Dietary Fiber1.1 g28 g3.93%
  • Total Sugars22 g
  • Added Sugars- g50 g0%
  • Sugar Alcohal- g
  • Protein0.4 g50 g0.8%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium26 mg1300 mg2%
  • Iron.36 mg18 mg2%
  • Potassium- mg4700 mg0%
  • Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Final thought

Muscovado is processed partially with a content of strong molasses with unrefined sugar. The Muscovado sugar contains various higher level minerals which is very healthier.

This recipe is not suitable for the people having diabetes the dessert brings high amount of sugar content. Containing fiber and low calories, this recipe can manage the balanced weight increasing metabolic rate and control blood sugar.

It helps you to protect your body from many infections with its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

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