Coconut-Pecan Frosting is a gluten free and vegetarian frosting. This recipe serves 25. One serving contains 214 calories, 3g of protein, and 15g of fat. This recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up butter, vanillan extract, evaporated milk, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (about 20 minutes).
Meanwhile, cook evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cook, stirring constantly, 12 to 14 minutes or until mixture becomes a light caramel color, is bubbling, and reaches a pudding-like thickness.
Remove pan from heat; stir in coconut, vanilla, and pecans.
Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Let stand, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until cooled and spreading consistency.