Prospect for Murder

FINALIST Mystery /Suspense

WINNER, Cover Art 6x9 Fiction

2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Murder on Mokulua Drive

2018 Arizona Literary Excellence Contest

Copyright from 2017© Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

Another recipe to enhance your reading of the 

​​Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian cozy mysteries​​

by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A RECIPE FOR YOUR ISLAND PĀ`INA  

Here is a simple snack or dessert for your next social gathering.  Like the other Island-themed foods I'm sharing with you, I encourage you to be creative with its ingredients to shape a tasty treat that meets the needs of your unique  palette!   

This is recipe is another culinary inspiration from Caroline Farias, who was a special friend and the subject of Conversations with Caroline Kuliaikanu`ukapu Wilcox DeLima Farias, a print and audio book I am shaping to present the seven oral history interviews I conducted between 1992 and 1993. You can  learn more about the project on the page offered on the above menu... 

Carol's Island Fruit & Coconut Candy

This recipe calls for using a base of passion fruit pulp, but you can substitute other fruits as you may wish…


1/2     Cup of passion fruit pulp

​           [You can substitute another fruit if you wish...]
2 1/2  Cups dry shredded coconut

           Chopped walnuts or pecans, or slivered almonds

           [Sufficient to meet your desired balance for taste and appearance] 


Peel and chop fresh passion fruit or other fruit.  Press through  a coarse sieve to remove seeds.


Combine fruit pulp with  about two-thirds of the confectioner's sugar.  Beat mixture until the texture is creamy. Add one half of the coconut and sufficient additional sugar to form a soft ball.

Roll candy balls into shredded coconut and place in a lightly buttered baking dish or pan. Top each ball with nut meats.

Allow candy to harden at least 8 hours in a cool place.  Once the balls have hardened sufficiently, plastic wrap can be placed over the pan which can then be placed in the refrigerator.

I never sampled this recipe at Carol's home, but I can picture her offering it to her daughters and grandchildren as an after-school snack. Personally, I think it's a light sweet to serve after a meal that might include the teriyaki chicken I offer on another page, as well as your own favorite barbecued feast!