Desiccatedd coconut is coconut meat that has been shredded and dried to remove as much moisture as possible. Desiccated coconut can be added to a recipe for texture and an added coconut flavor. This coconut product is also used in the preparation of chocolates and other sweet treats, as a dusting for the outer layer. Puddings and ice cream can also be made with desiccated coconut. Cakes and cupcakes can also be sprinkled with desiccated coconut or rolled in it, and it can also be used as a dressing or garnish for savory foods.