"Condensed milk cooked with butter and coconut flakes, formed into little candy balls makes this a favorite Brazilian recipe especially at birthday parties. Kids (and adults) love it!" — BR Cook
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1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
butter, plus more for pan
sweetened flaked coconut
sweetened flaked coconut for decorating
whole cloves for decorating
I have made these candies a few times and this is a great recipe. I add a couple more tablespoons of butter. My mother-in-law is from Brazil and really likes this particular recipe, and she has been making these candies for years. If you want to make Brazilian coconut candies, you don't need a different recipe. You do have to cook the milk quite a while, until it is the consistency of carmel. Also, it has to be very cold for forming the balls.
You should use way more coconut, maybe a whole cup, otherwise, it will taste just like cooked condensed milk. Other option is to add some coconut milk to the condensed milk prior to cook.
These are delicious! Made for my Brazilian husband and he couldn't get enough. The recipe was easy to follow and simple. I sprayed Pam on my hands and had no problems with sticky hands.
I love this! It is the most requested treat at parties, along with brigadeiros.
I liked these more than Brigadeiro. Very good recipe for homemade candies.
very good but need to cook over low for a lot longer to get right consistency.
I first tasted these when we had some good friends from Brazil come to dinner. She brought them as a hostess gift. They were delicious. She explained briefly how to make them, but without a specific recipe. This recipe sounded like the instructions she gave me. They tasted exactly like hers, except that hers contained more coconut, so I added almost a cup instead of 1/4 cup. Yummy!
Delicious! Goes well with a dash of choc syrup on the side. Be careful not to burn the milk!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss)
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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