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Gozinaki with Coconut Flakes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of walnuts
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 cup of coconut flakes
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt

Special equipment needed:
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until they are finely chopped.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the honey over medium heat until it starts to bubble.
- Add the chopped walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt to the saucepan and stir until well combined.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the coconut flakes over the top of each spoonful.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Once cooled, break the mixture into small pieces.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
5. Temperature:
- 350°F
Serving size:
- Makes about 12-15 pieces

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Protein: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 16g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can substitute the walnuts with almonds or pecans.
- You can substitute the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
- You can substitute the coconut flakes with chopped dried fruit or chocolate chips.

- You can add chopped dried fruit or chocolate chips to the mixture before baking.
- You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- You can add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the mixture cool slightly before dropping it onto the baking sheet.
- Use a spoon to drop the mixture onto the baking sheet to make sure the pieces are evenly sized.
- Store the gozinaki in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Storage instructions:
- Store the gozinaki in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Reheating instructions:
- The gozinaki can be eaten cold or at room temperature.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the gozinaki on a platter with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

- Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or chopped nuts.

- Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with fresh fruit or a cheese plate.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too sticky, add more chopped nuts.
- If the mixture is too dry, add more honey.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients and store the gozinaki in an airtight container.

Food history:
- Gozinaki is a traditional Georgian candy made with honey and nuts.

Flavor profiles:
- Sweet, nutty, and coconutty.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert or snack.

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Region: Georgia

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Coconutty, Crunchy