Brazilian Coconut Kisses (Beijinhos de Coco)
These Brazilian Coconut Kisses are fudgy coconut balls made from only 4 ingredients in less than 30 minutes They are a must-have for parties and also for garnishing cakes!!! I served them as "snow balls" at a FROZEN theme party.
Cost $ 0.10 per person
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14-ounce or 396 g
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes plus more for dredging
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter softened (plus more for greasing a plate and your hands)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional
- Cloves for garnishing optional
Mix the condensed milk, coconut flakes, and butter together.
Cook in a medium non-stick saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture starts to show the bottom of the pan when you scrape it with your wood spoon (about 5-8 minutes).
When coconut kisses 'dough' is ready, remove from the heat, mix in the vanilla extract, and spread the mixture onto a greased plate.
Let cool to room temperature before starting to roll them into balls with greased hands. Use a 1/2 Tablespoon as measurement. Then, dredge gently in the coconut flakes until totally covered.
Place into paper bonbon cups. Stick a clove atop (center) of each coconut kiss if desired. The clove is only for decoration and must be removed right before eating!!!
Store coconut kisses in a clean airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
This is one of those easy freezer recipes that can keep frozen for up to 2 months. Place the coconut balls in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 2 hours. Then transfer to a freezer bag or plastic container and lay them in one single layer.
Thaw in the fridge before dredging in coconut flakes and serving.
If you would like to infuse these coconut balls with the aroma of cloves, store the candies and cloves in the same container.
Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Calcium: 41mg
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